Help while I seek work

I've been out of work now for nearly nine months. There have been promising prospects, but nothing has come of them and I'm finally in a position where my ability to generate income beyond my pension has essentially petered out. To get through March while still looking for work, and without going utterly insane, I need help. I have already had really severe bouts of depression, and have also had a couple of injury falls as my balance fails and mobility decreases.

This isn't about medical bills so much as keeping me going while this situation plays itself out. I have other bills I need to pay that are essential to my job searching abilities: $165 for cable and internet, $100 for mobile phone, $70 for power. I also have expenses for things that are not life-sustaining essentials but are rather sanity-saving expenditures for social and personal needs. I assure you none of them are illegal or immoral. In short, this is a catch-all campaign to keep me going through the emergency of not having the kind of work I need to fully function.

It's a silly thing to ask, but I can but try.


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Michael Hopcroft 
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