Help Carmel with School Expenses

Hello everyone, i have been working so hard this year on bettering my future. For those who know me, they know that it has always been a dream of mine to be in the beauty industry, and that dream is about to become a reality for me. I have always loved this industry, and I have helped many friends and family members feel confident in themselves by offering my touch of expertise when it comes to make up, skincare, hair care, etc. It's time to finally make this a career and I finally feel ready to do so.

 However, I have had a lot of set backs in this journey. Some were chosen and some were not. Moving to a new town after my mom divorced, the frickin pandemic (need i say more), taking time off from work and life to take care of my mom after her kidney transplant, and paying for health insurance (a basic human right that unfortunately has to be paid for and is not cheap) in order to get access to a therapist so I can become a healthier person mentally; which has definitely helped me make the strides to get where I am today.

I have been enrolled into Phagans, I start my schooling to become a licensed Esthetician in January. This program is 6 months long and require 600 hours to graduate. Because of the short amount of time it takes, I hardly recieved any federal funding. My tuition is nearly $9000 and that doesn't even include my kit (skin care products, tools, etc.) which I need to get a proper education while I'm there. I am working 2 jobs right now, as well as some other odd jobs here and there to get anything extra. I am still paying for rent, healthcare, and other bills that HAVE to be paid for, so there is still only so much I can save up. $5,000+ is a scary amount to ask for, which is why I'm only asking for money to pay for my school kit. This would help ease my financial stress a lot more entering into this new chapter in my life.

I want to give a huge thank you in advanced for anyone who donates and/or shares my gofundme, and to anyone who has supported me before this time in my life, during, and after. I hope to one day give back to you all for guiding me through this.

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Carmel Swanson
Troutdale, OR

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