The Calusinski's need help

$7,425 of $10k goal

Raised by 98 people in 4 months
Roy Barrett
on behalf of Paul Calusinski
 CARPENTERSVILLE, IL
Paul and Cheryl have literally been to hell and back the past 8 years. Their youngest daughter Melissa, was literally yanked from their home and unjustly sent to prison for a crime she didn't commit. (Watch 48 hours, Blaming Melissa  Here is the link for Blaming Melissa http://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-melissa-calusinski-was-a-day-care-worker-coerced-into-a-murder-confession/) Though evidence was found which proved her innocence, Melissa still sadly sits in prison, far away from her family. You can imagine the stress and legal fees this family has had to endure. Then, to top it all off, their car was taken away and now their home is at risk.
Paul and Cheryl in the beginning of last year needed a car. So they went to Liberty Auto Plaza in Libertyville. They were supposed to get a Hyundai Elantra but when they got to the dealer they were told it was gone and proceeded to show them a Nissan Versa Note no extras, no power windows etc. They were also told they qualified for the Presidents Fresh Start Program and that no one else would help them to finance it. So Paul and Cheryl believed them and proceeded to get the car.

Well, Liberty Auto financed them through a company called Prestige Financial. They were told Prestige was with the fresh start program and it turns out they weren't.
They tried to keep up on the payments because they needed a car, and unfortunately the payments were too high and they told that to Prestige last year in Nov. So Paul and Cheryl decided to do what they call a voluntary repo. Well, they didn't come and take the car until this last April so the car just sat in Paul's driveway for 5 months.

.....Needless to say, Prestige decided to take Paul and Cheryl to court for the balance of the car since at auction they supposedly only got 3,000. They sued Paul and Cheryl for the remainder which was 9000.00! They lost in court and now Prestige is planning on garnishing most of Cheryl's wages in 30 days. Since the judge in LAKE COUNTY approved it, that means they won't have any money for other bills and they will probably lose their house!
With all that they are going through with Melissa and now to be hit with this has Paul and Cheryl very scared and worried. Like I said we are not the type of people who ask for help but this is one time where they have nowhere else to turn!
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Update 4
Posted by Roy Barrett
3 months ago
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The Calusinski's need help has reached 59% of its goal. Thanks to Dawn,Bridget, Brian And Cindy and Tim.
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Update 3
Posted by Roy Barrett
3 months ago
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The Calusinski's need help has reached 59% of its goal. Thanks to Bridget, Brian And Cindy and Tim.
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Update 2
Posted by Roy Barrett
4 months ago
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Thank you all so far for the donations! We are currently at 1,395 of our $10,000 goal! Which is huge for two days! Keep spreading the word. Thank you again from my family to yours!
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Update 1
Posted by Roy Barrett
4 months ago
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I appreciate all of the support we have gotten so far! Thanks for everyone that has contributed. Paul and Cheryl are beyond grateful.
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Jodie Cregier Nettelhorst
4 months ago
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I wish I could give you money to help but my husband just lost his job. Have you tried asking the amazing women at Project Hope in Barrington? Project Hope is across the street from St. Anne's Church in downtown Barrington. They help people all throughout Lake County and, I believe, parts of Cook County. I volunteered with them for years. They assist with all kinds of needs. Please call 847-381-5721. http://stannebarrington.org/human-concerns/project-hope/ Hope you get the help you need and deserve.

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Emily Fletcher
4 months ago
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Thinking of you Paul & Cheryl. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️Emily

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Paul Calusinski
4 months ago
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SO FAR $3,205 of $10k GOAL PLEASE KEEP SHARING AND DONATE EVEN A FEW DOLLARS HELP AND DOES ADD UP! THANK YOU!! PAUL AND CHERYL FILED AN APPEAL. EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW THEY WON'T WIN IT, IT DOES GIVE THEM MORE TIME TO RAISE THE MONEY THEY NEED!!

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$7,425 of $10k goal

Raised by 98 people in 4 months
Created December 5, 2016
Roy Barrett  
on behalf of Paul Calusinski
$100
Katherine Zuchowski-Humphrey
8 days ago

Hoping all step up to get funding needed. Free "Melissa Calusinski" Now!

DM
$25
donna myers
9 days ago
$500
Anonymous
19 days ago
ME
$320
Marcy Embree
19 days ago

Hoping this helps. I can't imagine your pain. I am sorry for your losses.

DA
$50
David Askew
20 days ago
$20
Richard Pipkin
1 month ago
$75
Katherine Zuchowski-Humphrey
1 month ago
$75
Katherine Zuchowski-Humphrey
1 month ago

Please help this amazing Family! I just donated. Won't you too?? Katherine Zuchowski-Humphrey ❤❤

$50
April Riggs
1 month ago
SR
$10
Samantha Remick
1 month ago
Jodie Cregier Nettelhorst
4 months ago
2
2

I wish I could give you money to help but my husband just lost his job. Have you tried asking the amazing women at Project Hope in Barrington? Project Hope is across the street from St. Anne's Church in downtown Barrington. They help people all throughout Lake County and, I believe, parts of Cook County. I volunteered with them for years. They assist with all kinds of needs. Please call 847-381-5721. http://stannebarrington.org/human-concerns/project-hope/ Hope you get the help you need and deserve.

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Emily Fletcher
4 months ago
2
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Thinking of you Paul & Cheryl. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️Emily

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Paul Calusinski
4 months ago
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SO FAR $3,205 of $10k GOAL PLEASE KEEP SHARING AND DONATE EVEN A FEW DOLLARS HELP AND DOES ADD UP! THANK YOU!! PAUL AND CHERYL FILED AN APPEAL. EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW THEY WON'T WIN IT, IT DOES GIVE THEM MORE TIME TO RAISE THE MONEY THEY NEED!!

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