Rally around a gay college student!
Hi. I'm Wade. I am hosting a fundraising page for a college student friend of mine who was kicked out for being GAY. His parents withdrew support! He has been hit with semester fees, as well as having NO PLACE to live. (besides his car!) He needs to pay for tuition and a security deposit for an apartment. A month's rent would be nice too. He has a job and will be able to buy food to some extent.
Also... It was brought to my attention that this site doesn't accept Paypal. I found someone willing to let me use their account. If you prefer Paypal, message me on Facebook. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you. My friend 'K' will write an update shortly. I know I promised one before but please be patient. His life is hectic.
I wanted to share a note I received from one person who donated.
"Happy Friday! I just wanted to send you a quick note...
I was planning on making another donation next week, when my paycheck got deposited, but I had a lovely surprise yesterday. My mom always give me a little money to buy school stuff (mainly shoes - LOL) for my youngest son - it's kind of a tradition. Since school starts back on Monday, our plan was to go shopping yesterday evening. This weekend is tax-free weekend in TN, but the thoughts of being in that mess makes me shudder, so I'd rather pay the tax and save my nerves. Anywaaayyyyy...when we stopped by to pick up the check from my mom, it was for way more than I was expecting. Consequently, I can make an extra donation, and basically double what I was initially planning to give. So, go Mom!
Seemingly not related, but actually relevant... :)
My 'best friend' moved in with me last November, along with her 19 year-old son. It started out okay, but they ended up leeching just about every dime that I had. She paid zero, did absolutely nothing to help around the house after the first month or so (which was supposed to be part of her 'rent'), ate everything that wasn't nailed down, and needed $ for glasses, for car payments, car repairs, blah, blah, blah. Hell, I even took her on our vacation to Disney World, and she didn't pay for so much as a pack of gum. And the only reason I am telling you that, is to tell you this.
I hope your friend now knows that there are people who care, even about people they don't know. There are people who give, even when they don't really have it, or have been taken advantage of because they choose to 'pay it forward', rather than become totally disillusioned about the world. So tell him not to give up, or to let the callousness and selfishness of other people to affect how he chooses to live his life.
Happy Friday, God bless, and HUGS!
I want to thank Kelly again, AND thank the other people who sent very kind notes alone with a donation (or even without and it was just encouragement!) I believe in "paying it forward". It needs to be out of love and compassion. You can't always "pay someone back" for a kindness because then the kindness becomes less if the recipient works for it. To pay a kindness forward to someone else who needs it down the line ensures that love is distributed and compassion is passed on. I like that.
thank you Kelly, and thank you to all who continue to give.
It's been a couple days since I updated on here but that doesn't mean all is said and done. My friend is still in need. Our goal is not achieved as yet.
For those who have sent private messages with donations to Paypal, CAN I share those on here? Can I post your kind words and comments? (With or without a name?) let me know. I think what you have to say is very kind.