A New Life for John and Gracie

$4,935 of $10k goal

Raised by 102 people in 26 months
John Pavlich  FORT WORTH, TX
Since having lost my Mother, Toni to cancer in 2015, I felt it appropriate to update this campaign.  I am a legally blind man receiving survivors benefits, so my income is limited. My Mom's home is facing foreclosure so I need to find a new place to live for myself and my dog, Gracie.

Housing assistance programs are setup to support people in my situation. However, most programs in Texas, where I live are currently closed to the application process and the programs I have successfully applied for have a waiting period of at least 2 years.

My goal with this campaign is to secure funds that allow me the opportunity to successfully transition to a better living situation, with a minimal amount left over for utility deposits and basic furnishings. 

Please donate, if you can, whatever you can and share this page with as many other like-minded individuals as humanly possible.

Thank You.
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Update 23
Posted by John Pavlich
1 month ago
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I've been donating plasma to help pay some bills. If you have the time (and aren't afraid of needles), it's a good way to make some money and help save lives. Unfortunately, I was temporarily suspended from donating, due to a bruise that formed on my left arm from my most recent session on the 12th. A physician from the plasma center will be evaluating the bruise either tomorrow or Wednesday, to determine its possible severity and when (or even if) I can return to continue donating.

Because of this frustrating setback, I've missed out on compensation I currently depend on to make ends meet. My phone is in danger of being disconnected. I'm asking for your help to maintain service, so that I can stay in contact with friends and family, and still (hopefully) keep making plasma donations.
Thank you.
-John
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Update 22
Posted by John Pavlich
1 month ago
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I bought this desk over a year ago and after several hours of hard work (two people recommended for assembly but it was just me), I finally unpacked it and put it together. This will be my "base of operations" for all podcasts, video recordings and digital art projects for the future. I hope to start generating more content for people soon, now that I have a legitimate, dedicated work space.

While I make my way to earning the title of "starving artist", I ask that you please show your support however you can. I sent off a report change for my SNAP (food stamp) benefits, now that I'm getting settled into this apartment. Hopefully, those benefits should increase substantially, as it's only currently $16 per month.

When Social Services set me up here, the initial idea (at least, as far as I had understood/expected) was to be reinstated with previous Section 8 Housing Assistance, whereby rent is a percentage amount, based on income. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case and while a local church and institution for the blind have graciously helped, their funds are limited and there are a number of families also in need.

My disability benefits are $831 a month. My rent (which includes utilities, making it "All Bills Paid") is $720. I've made the payment for this month. After phone and internet bills, I am basically broke. My goal is to become more self-sustaining through selling art and gaining ad revenue from YouTube but this, like all creative endeavors takes time.

Please help, whether by donations, spreading the word about this campaign or both. Thank you!

-John
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Update 21
Posted by John Pavlich
2 months ago
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It's officially been two years since I started this campaign. In that time, I've witnessed an overwhelming amount of generosity, good will and empathy I'm overjoyed to learn is still possible in this day and age. This campaign was originally setup to mostly benefit my Mother, in her greatest time of need. Though she is no longer with us, your continued support allows her spirit of selflessness to live on and I humbly thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. Here's to you and to a prosperous and optimistic 2017!

-John
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Update 20
Posted by John Pavlich
3 months ago
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My yard sale didn't go well but I did sell a table and computer via craigslist. More importantly, Social Services has pulled some strings and set me up in an apartment. It's an all-bills-paid efficiency but I'll take it, happily.

It will be great to be able to set down roots again, to have a home but these first couple months of new independence will be difficult to say the least, which is why I'll need your help. My income is just enough to cover the rent, so I'm asking for donations this month to help with food and basic needs (clothes, bathroom supplies and Uber fare, for example).

I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving and has an enjoyable Christmas. Please donate, share and thank you so much for your support.

-John
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Justin O'Reilly
4 months ago

Did the computer sell? If not I'd like to ask about it (how much space, asking price, etc)

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Gregory Monette Jr
6 months ago

If you need help selling your home so you don't have to go into foreclosure, I can help!

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$4,935 of $10k goal

Raised by 102 people in 26 months
Created January 7, 2015
HW
$60
Hayley White
21 days ago
$25
Jesse Jackson
1 month ago

Sending you good thoughts as always John!

MS
$10
Marissa Soule
3 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
JW
$75
James Watari
3 months ago
JT
$50
John Tysor
3 months ago
MS
$10
Marissa Soule
4 months ago(Monthly Donation)
GD
$50
Gayna Dennis
4 months ago

I've been incommunicado for a while, so am sorry to hear your latest turn of events. Hope this helps a bit xxx

HW
$50
Hayley White
4 months ago

Hope this helps xox

$50
James Watari
4 months ago
Justin O'Reilly
4 months ago

Did the computer sell? If not I'd like to ask about it (how much space, asking price, etc)

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Gregory Monette Jr
6 months ago

If you need help selling your home so you don't have to go into foreclosure, I can help!

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