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Personal Social Experiment (P.I.F)

$275 of $200 goal

Raised by 4 people in 18 months
Carey Hurst  Drumbo, ON
To many people myself included , hide the fact that they are living penny to penny every day actually. You account for everything that goes in and out of the household as it is some part of one budget or another. 
Most people live on credit , thankfully I do not. If there is no cash for it, it goes unpaid or gets left in the store. For all to often, the unpaid is a life essential. Do you eat this week? , this month? Do you keep your lights on our pay your rent?. 
All to often the social stigma just thinks people are lazy, on some sort of assistance , or just plain dont work hard enough. The reality for many is that they work hard, sometimes not sleeping for more than a couple hours a night because they have so many worries and fears. They are working extra hours and juggling so many things behind the scenes never  given to the public eye (which includes family and friends) .
This is where I am . I have set up a social experiment around this GO Fund Me to be included as part of the money I receive,  The $200.00 minus fees of course will save me from 72 hours of extra work on the computer to pay my Hydro and Internet bills. Usually the hours found are between 12am and 3am so that I can get things done with my toddler asleep. Though some nights my toddler is up till 3 am and therefore still juggling my 24/7 mother duties without even one sense of any sort of break. 
( I am NOT on any sort of social assistance ; this will be important and interseting during part of the social comments and overall perception of the outside world. BUT I AM A SINGLE MOTHER ,COMPLETELY SINGLE MOTHER SINCE DAY1)
I am hoping that this exceeds my personal goal of funding as this is where the PIF (Pay It Forward) comes in . So any money after the 200.00 , half will be kept by me and the other half will be going to make sure families in need especially this time of year with the holidays coming up receive some magick for their life.  The extra money will be spent ( everything documented) on food, and essentials for shelters and food banks within mine and surrounding communities.  With other ways as well as helping just as many people besides myself that I can. 
But part of this is the soicial aspect and I welcome any and all comments, thoughts , etc. I am also curious to know just what peoples real true feelings are, and who we are as a society as we move closer to the holiday season.  Our social makeup seems to change during different times and I am curious to know how, why, and what makes these changes occur; and to what extent.
If you cant donate or just dont want to , I would love honest thoughts about that . But sharing is always free and much appreciated. 
 Plus I am tired and would love a break from those extra hours this month . 
I appreciate and am so grateful to anyone that takes anytime or makes a donation. 
Apart of all of it , in any fashion that you choose, I thank you all in advance .
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Update 2
Posted by Carey Hurst
18 months ago
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We are now in PIF (Pay . It. Forward )territory .
I am humbled and thank you .
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Update 1
Posted by Carey Hurst
18 months ago
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This is a question that I would like to pose to all of you .
Why do people give monetary donations??

It just seems from what I have observed and have researched on; that I have found that people give money mindlessly to big organizations without a second thought to the accountability of that organization. You are promised that your donation is to help a certain group of people or individuals; yet we know that it is being leaked and proven that most of these organizations grease their own pockets and the C.E.O's live like fat cats on the public's empathetic dime . The intended recipients see close to nothing of this money and are often left just as they are , and in some cases slightly worse off.

I am curious as to why people keep and continuously donate to causes that don't truly help the cause intended!
I am indeed being vague and not calling out certain companies who maybe took billions of dollars to rebuild and only built 3 shacks to name just one. But this is definable and to incite conversation .
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Sybylla Thom
18 months ago

As much as i would love to donate, I cannot. I am working poor as well. Though I dont have children, I at times rely on food banks, sit in the dark, wash clothes by hand and hang to dry in an exceptionally cold apartment. I use coffee shop wifi, often sitting outside because I can't afford to buy anything. I don't know what else to do. I want to help others and have been known to give my last dollar, last token to someone without a roof over his/her head. I kook forward to seeing how your experiment works out.

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Sarah Miller
18 months ago

very well written Carey, and curious how it will turn out too

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$275 of $200 goal

Raised by 4 people in 18 months
Created October 21, 2015
Carey Hurst  
TK
$50
Tracy Karau
16 months ago
SH
$25
Sarah Hanley-Butler
18 months ago

Congrats on making your goal :)

DB
$185
Denis and Cassandra Belisle
18 months ago
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1

Cassandra and I have been in a similar position, and now we're not :)

AC
$15
Ashley Carney
18 months ago
Sybylla Thom
18 months ago

As much as i would love to donate, I cannot. I am working poor as well. Though I dont have children, I at times rely on food banks, sit in the dark, wash clothes by hand and hang to dry in an exceptionally cold apartment. I use coffee shop wifi, often sitting outside because I can't afford to buy anything. I don't know what else to do. I want to help others and have been known to give my last dollar, last token to someone without a roof over his/her head. I kook forward to seeing how your experiment works out.

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Sarah Miller
18 months ago

very well written Carey, and curious how it will turn out too

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