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Who this will help
Exotic Nails and a Single Father's Dream Lets show people it’s worth it to not ever give up chasing your dream, even when you must ask for help.  The minimum donation in numbers can be enough to keep things afloat until this great business and owner can float on his own.  Remember it’s not the amount you can give. It’s that you seen this campaign…didn’t ignore it and helped prove that you must never give up on your dreams as long as your breathing. You never know who cares and wants to help your situation find solid ground. 

Why I'm fundraising
Dear generous and compassionate person I hope this message finds you well. My name is Marshall Ralston, a single father and proud owner of Exotic Nails in Portage, IN. I find myself reaching out to you today with a story of resilience, hope, and a plea for support. In the past year, I faced the challenges of a divorce and the subsequent financial strain, leading me to sell my business in Merrillville. Undeterred, I invested what little remained into opening Exotic Nails in Portage, envisioning a quick start to a new chapter. Little did I know, unforeseen obstacles lay ahead. The salon I purchased had been closed for almost two years due to neglected repairs, draining my resources to bring it up to code. Despite my dedication and investment, setbacks with Google's business profile ownership transfer have left Exotic Nails struggling for visibility. Potential clients remain unaware, and my dreams are at risk. Your generous contribution can make a profound impact by helping me secure rent, ensuring the continuity of Exotic Nails. Your support will not only stabilize my business but also enable me to provide for my son and reinvest in crucial improvements, such as new signage, pedicure chairs, and vital advertising. Beyond the immediate challenges, your contribution will aid in realizing my vision of a Clean Air Certified salon, setting new and cleaner standards of for the industry's well-being.

The impact of your support
This fund, the impact it can help me keep alive for the entire industry is very important to me. Your support is not just an investment in my business; it's a commitment to revolutionizing the nail industry nationwide. I am reaching out with humility and gratitude, hoping that you can be a beacon of support in this critical moment. Your kindness will not only impact my business but will resonate in the lives of many through the positive change we aim to bring. Please donate and be part of this transformative journey, . Your generosity will be eternally appreciated, and I commit to paying it forward by sharing this experience to inspire others in their times of need. Thank you for taking the time to read about my story. Together, we can ensure that Exotic Nails thrives, and my dream becomes a reality. May your kindness be returned to you tenfold. Warm regards, Marshall Ralston Owner, Exotic Nails

Donations (3)

  • Dan Swartz
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • Dina Fowler
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
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Marshall Ralston
Portage, IN

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