First, thanks for clicking and being willing to explore supporting me. And thanks to friends Yoz, Will, and Adam for sponsoring my campaign.
As some of you know, I was felled pretty hard by the flu this year. I was sick for the better part of two months. (That never-ending cough! My empathy to anyone who has experienced this first hand). I am back to 98 percent capacity now, including biking around Oakland and singing with my church choir. However, this illness has meant that I had no income after the first week of December. So I am behind on bills, rent, and my day-to-day expenses. I do have CalFresh benefits, but not enough for the rest of the month. I am out of cash.
I don't like asking for this kind of help. I don't want anyone to know that I'm broke, that I need help, that my life isn't perfectly together. Then I think: maybe no one's life is perfectly together. Maybe if I reach out for help, someone else in need, who doesn't want anyone to know, will ask for help, too.
What I'm doing for myself:
I am just about to launch my new consulting business. I've been going on a bunch of interviews for new jobs to tide me over till I can consult full time. Happy to say that I am in excellent spiritual condition, doing my work, and keeping stress to a minimum.
I have an immediate need for:
Feb rent (900)
Cellphone payment (55) due on 2/12
A loaded Clipper card (50)
I would also be grateful for:
Being connected with potential clients for my consulting biz, singing gigs, copyediting and copywriting work, gift cards, paid-for grocery-shopping trips, rides to the grocery store, being taken out for gluten-free pizza or other meals.
Thanks for reading and for any support you can share, including moral support. Hugs, calls, and visits are enthusiastically appreciated!
- Daniel Woo
- Laura Driscoll
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