Marcus Mixx Help Get A Place To Work & Live Fund

To whom ever reads this, As embarrassing as it is to reach out to people that I've never met before, as well as, others that I only know a little bit and for a little time, I've finally come to the conclusion that I have to swallow my pride & just face the facts that I can't move forward in my life on any level until I get a few basic things in order. Straight & to the point, over the past four plus years I've been very blessed with many job/gig/work offers & opportunities that pay steady & consistent money for doing what I love to do. Currently, I'm still staying in a shelter in which I'm very grateful for, but, the time restrictions for having to be checked in at night by (6:30 p.) & the must be there everyday to keep a cot/space policies have restricted not only my video, television & audio producer means of income, but, it also abolishes regular part & full time employment if my hours conflict with the shelters rules. I've lived in a men's hotel for a few weeks, but, it's basically just paying rent to live in a shelter style environment. I can't take out my computer & work in those atmospheres, because of obvious reasons. There's also no where to store my camera, other equipment, clothing & the element of almost everyday fights & friction between tons of fellow homeless people over anything & everything is always there. It's becoming a massive mental burden & can & has often lead to physical fights & attacks, i.e. when I got stabbed in the shelters bathroom by someone in which I've never had any problems with. The bottom line is that I know deep in my heart & gut based largely on the amazing positive feedback & things that people say to me almost everyday that I can realistically sustain a decent income & never have ask/beg anyone for anything ever again of this magnitude. It hurts like hell to be an individual who has fallen to this point, because, I used to be someone that could & would help others that are like I am now. I've tried many government & private agencies to no avail, basically, being told that since I'm not a felon or drug user, I'm not qualified to even get on the list for Section 8 & low rent/free housing. My realistic goal based on research on studio apartments with no utilities in the Chicagoland area is $500 per month. I'll be very content, satisfied & beyond happy with a dwelling that's made for individual living, regardless, of where it's located. "I'm a car battery that needs a jump!" Lastly, once again, I take full responsibility for all of my downfall & failures starting over a decade ago! I know that it's all my fault & I hate like hell crawling down to this level of mercy from my fellow fleshed made humans, but, GOD will forgive me for reaching out this one time! I just want to be able to help myself without anxiety & feeling guilty so that I can eventually get back to giving aid to others that are in my situation now! Thank you for the time that you took to read this note! I really appreciate it! Sincerely, Marcus "Mixx" Shannon


  • Tyler Bourgoise
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs


Marcus Shannon
Chicago, IL

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