Post-Graduate Dreams

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Stephanie Watkins-Cruz  ASHEVILLE, NC
This fall 2015 i'll begin pursuing my Master's degree in Public Administration at UNC Chapel Hill. It's been a long road to this point and I wouldn't have been able to accomplish this much without the constant support of all my family and friends. Additionally, being on scholarship has been pivotal in my pursuit of higher education. For my graduate education I've been blessed once again with a scholarship and financial aid to cover the cost of my education. The costs that I now have to face are the re-location costs, the most important (and daunting) of which is housing. The housing that I have been finding in Carrboro, NC and Chapel Hill ranges between $460-580, all ask for the first months rent as a deposit in addition to the first month's rent. This means I need between $920-$1160 in August just to secure housing. In addition to that, furniture and other household items are things that I haven't had for a while. My family is working hard to try and save up and help with what they can. Any additional financial support, even good vibes and some prayers are much appreciated. If you can't donate, spread  the word! 

Much love,

Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
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Update 8
Posted by Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
42 months ago
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Tomorrow is the day ! I move in to my new home. I want to say thank you again to everyone who has helped me so far, the support and the prayers, and well wishes has helped me more than you know!

I will be ending my campaign in about a week and a half. I changed my goal because thanks to some wonderful generosity the amount I need has decreased and the remainder is quite smaller than it was before. Some updates are : I have a bed! Very excited about that. The basics in my bedroom are covered and now the rest of the money that is left of my goal is for kitchen basics and my first few weeks of groceries!

So for those that are able to donate please do if you can, for those that are not able don't worry, as always prayers are extremely appreciated, and they've carried me through this far :)

Thank you thank you thank you again for the support i've received during this transition. I'm so so excited for this new chapter in my life and am beginning to feel very confident that the remainder of the transition will go pretty smoothly.

Much love,

SWC
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Update 7
Posted by Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
42 months ago
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I can't believe the time is here, I move in to my new apartment next weekend! I want to thank each and every single person who has donated so far. You have no idea how much having a home secured means to me. Rent has been paid. And the next step is just furniture for my room. Like always, anything is appreciated whether it be a donation or prayers. Either way, I'm so so grateful to have a home to move into next weekend as I start this new chapter in my life.

Much love,

SWC
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Update 6
Posted by Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
43 months ago
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I've found a place to live! My roommate and I will be living in Carrboro, NC and I couldn't be happier to have a nice (affordable) home for the school year! I would like to thank all of you that have donated so far, because it has helped tremendously!

Now the hunt begins for furniture and appliances and filling in the areas of need in that aspect. I would love to reach my goal before school starts on August 18th, have everything I need before I hit the ground running. If you are willing to donate, or continue spreading the word and sending good vibes as well as saying a few prayers for my new home, that would be greatly appreciated!

Much love,

SWC
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Update 5
Posted by Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
43 months ago
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Officially narrowing down places this upcoming Monday with my roommate ! Considering when the lease will probably start and when I will move in, it would be amazing to reach by goal by August 1st! Please if you can donate anything, every little bit helps, and if not, send good vibes, say a prayer because those help too! Thank you too all who have donated already, you have no idea how much I appreciate it!

Much love,

SWC
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$1,780 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 47 months
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Created March 11, 2015
Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
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YA
$20
Yaw Amanfoh
42 months ago

I know you will do an excellent job while at UNC. Continue to do great things!

$30
Emma Drake
42 months ago

Congrats Stephanie! Don't know you very well, but I know you're an incredibly intelligent young woman and appreciated what class time I had with you! Good luck at UNC!

AT
$25
Anthony Tello
42 months ago
$40
Anonymous
42 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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43 months ago
TR
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Tiece Ruffin
43 months ago
$40
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43 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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43 months ago
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Justin Massey
45 months ago

Best of Luck!

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