I need a Down payment to replace my poor dead van

Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to read on.

Recently, I moved away from my family in Charleston and started a new job in Beckley. Things were rough for a while but I finally found a nice place and have my job, my home and all my utilities in check. 

Unfortunately, as will often happen, life has thrown me a curve. My reliable old van has given up the ghost. After working on her for almost 10 years, she finally has a coolant problem that I cannot fix and it is just not economical for me to take her to a mechanic to repair.  The old girl's day has come.  

This is making it necessary for me to find a new vehicle.  After a bit of searching I found a fantastic vehicle that I really love and that is well within my price range to make the payment, but due to being an adult student and climbing out of a bit of financial trouble I find myself lacking the credit score to get financed.  I was told that for a down payment of $2500 I can get the financing approved and will be able to pay off the car with a VERY affordable monthly payment.  However, I have just moved and with deposits on my housing and utilities, I simply do not have the capital to invest and with the state the old vehicle is in, saving for a prolonged period isn't a viable solution. 

I'm asking for help to raise the $2500 down payment for my "new" car.
A 2015 Kia Optima.
 
https://www.mountaineerautomotiveford.com/used/Kia/2015-Kia-Optima-76f592a70a0e0adf76b9551fbe9e0d09.htm?searchDepth=1:2

Nothing fancy or exorbitant, just a reliable car to get me to work and back and forth to pick up my daughter.   I'm not accustomed to begging, so I will repay each donation with one piece of unique art done specifically for the patron and my everlasting thanks and gratitude.  

Thank you so much for reading through to the end. Have a blessed day. 

Kenneth Aaron Sheppard

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Aaron Sheppard 
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Beckley, WV
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