Help Güalí Pay for Summer School!

Hello everyone! I'm reaching out for financial assistance in order to pay to take a summer class here at UCSC. In order for me to survive my last year of school next year, it would be in my best interest to finish up some of my requirements this summer. I tried to take the more affordable route and take these classes at community college, but, unfortunately, the classes I need to take are part of my core major requirements for which my school requires to be taken here at UCSC.  

If I'm not able to take classes this summer, I'll have to take on extra units next school year. Taking on extra units does not seem like a good option for me as a student who already has trouble with an "average" workload due to differences and challenges in my academic abilities due to mental health concerns. Aside from that, taking extra units would make it so I would not be able to work the number of hours I need to in order to pay for school/rent/bills/etc. Which I cannot afford to do because I do not get enough financial aid to pay for all those things. I also cannot rely on my parents to help me out as much as I know they would if they could. My mother is paraplegic and only receives a small amount of money from SSI to support herself and my little brother, and although my step-father is working, he is also my mom's primary caretaker,  and whatever little money he does make is needed to afford other necessities, such as my mother's medication which has become very expensive due to changes in medical insurance. My father helps as much as he can but can only do so much as he's a handy man running his own small company and he lives across the country. 

If you could help in any way, I will be forever thankful! I can't offer too much in return besides my gratitude and a special place in my heart for you, but if you donate I'd love to show my thanks by maybe sending you some of my art, or even commissioning a piece for you. Just let me know! 

Your favorite struggling artist,
Güalí <3


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Güalí García 
Santa Cruz, CA
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