Kaerla's College Completion Countdown!

Help our community band together so Kaerla can complete her countdown to college graduation THIS SPRING!

She's worked extremely hard, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.52, and earning all A's in her fall 2019 semester.  Her goal, to earn her BA in English Creative Writing and begin working on a college campus, is almost within reach.  She has one last semester of college, and is on track to graduate in May of 2020.

She's shown a HUGE commitment to achieving this goal, maintaining continuous enrollment and academic progress despite ongoing personal challenges, including the deaths of both parents, and the recent death of her beloved long-time partner.  

But she's run into a financial roadblock, and without financial help, will not be able to finish this achievement.  

During her time in college, she's supported so many - assisting with study groups, providing emotional support, connecting with alumnae visiting campus, and literally working on campus as a trained First Responder for the Fitness Center.  

She's been here for so many - let's pull together for her now.  Any amount will help, and your shares on social media will help as well! 

What are the parts of the goal?

$7,000 for tuition, needed ASAP so she can stay registered in her spring classes.

$2,000 for housing, also needed ASAP so that she doesn't start the semester by becoming homeless.

$9,000 for a semester of living expenses (including housing).  This would take her through June, providing a little time post-graduation to find a job and begin her next steps.  

What is SHE doing to achieve this goal?

She's utilizing multiple forms of financial aid, including scholarships, loans, and need-based aid - however, that aid has recently been reduced, just as she approaches the finish line!  She is also working an on-campus job to help cover her daily living expenses, while still attending school full-time.

What else can I do to help?

If you'd prefer to purchase something for her directly, you can find her Amazon Wish List for textbooks / school supplies here:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RLISHOVBVNIE?&sort=default&fbclid=IwAR17GsMXH_o46UXv2KW-s2bKNqRPrkzTElYokC14pSGADBJSbXdeCGlQdh4&pldnSite=1

If you're willing to hold a "Rent Party" for her, or other fundraising activity in-person, with your community, please message us!  

And finally, share this link on YOUR social media sites, and encourage folks you know to contribute.

Thank you!!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Vala Burnett 
San Lorenzo, CA
Kaerla Fellows 
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