Help Janae Get Back On Her Feet With A New Car

Hey guys, on November 12th I stayed at a friend's house in Huntington Park California. I woke up to my Toyota Rav-4 having been stolen overnight. 


I had recently bought my car about a month ago for 1900$. I put work into it which totaled it's cost to about 2700$. I worked very hard to get this car. It would've been a month today 11/14 that I would've been driving her. 

I had several belongings in the car with both sentimental, and monetary value. I recently bought an acoustic guitar that costed me roughly 200$. I also had been gifted a 100$ JBL speaker from my mom that I kept in the car due to my car speakers not working. I had some boots in the car, art supplies, and workout gear. The most heartbreaking thing I had left in there were my paintings. I had some of my artwork rolled up in the trunk. 

This theft has been incredibly devastating. I feel violated, set back, and honestly very put down. This car was a testament to my hard work these past couple months. This Toyota was also a symbol of my independence.

I wish I could say that my insurance covers me for this, but I am not covered for theft. I didn't think someone would want to steal a 97' Toyota. 

Some of my friends and family have come together and donated 500$ for this loss. These 500$ should cover my belongings I had in the car. Honestly though, those belongings are all material matter. My goal really is to get a new car so I am able to get around, and get to work. 

I used to ride my bike to and from where I needed to go, but this winter weather is taking some toll on my arthritis. This is another reason why getting this car was very liberating for me. 

Your donations towards me reaching 2500$ to buy another car would mean the world to me in this time of need. It would allow me to get back on my feet and to have means to get to work and a sense of independence once again. 

I know a lot of us are struggling at this time, but If you have any means at all to donate, it would mean the world and more to me. 

I am currently a full time student at Fullerton College, and am planning on transferring to Cal State Long Beach to become an Art Teacher. I am working 30 hour weeks at Planet Fitness at the moment. I can't get to these places I need to go to in order to grow without means of transportation. 

I appreciate any help at all that can be thrown my way at this time. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this. I appreciate it. 


- Janae Palomares 


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Janae Palomares 
Anaheim, CA

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