How to Ask Rich People for Money in 2016

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How to Ask Rich People for Money

If you have fallen on hard times in 2015 and you’re looking for a way out in 2016, like many Americans have due to illness, divorce, or job loss; you might consider learning about how to ask rich people for money. Bankruptcy can be a stressful and embarrassing endeavor, not to mention that it comes with a cash cost to an attorney to manage the process for you. There are many millionaires who help people in need and it is important to understand the process for reaching out.

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How to Ask Rich People For Money with Confidence and Preserve Your Integrity

There’s no shame in asking a philanthropist for money. The rich give to causes they believe in. One of the first steps in minimizing your own anxiety is understanding the statistics regarding bankruptcy and people getting behind on their bills is really alarming. Medical expenses account for more than 60% (Harvard University Study) of bankruptcies. For the year ending September 30, 2015, there were more than 500,000 chapter 7 bankruptcies,  (US Courts).

It is not Illegal to Ask Rich People for Money

There are no laws that prevent you from asking anyone for help. Although many believe that the wealthiest in our society are protected by a set of rules and regulations that are not required by the rest of us; this is simply not true. Many of the wealthiest millionaires are also philanthropists, who regularly give to worthy causes and who commit significant portions of their fortunes to better society and help those who have fallen through the cracks.

Beware of Scams that Claim to Help You Ask Millionaires for Money

The purpose of this article is to reduce any feelings of shame that one might feel about asking rich people for money, but in no way do we claim that this is an easy or automatic. Contrary to what others might claim, we want you to understand that it is unlikely that a single individual will publicly send you money, and therefore we encourage you to be informed and to prioritize any efforts that you have about asking any individual for help.

Rich people who give money away
It’s ok to ask for help

Get a Healthy Perspective about Income Inequality in America and the Role of Charitable Philanthropists

There is a great deal of misinformation about income inequality and how wealth has been divided in the U.S. (Video about Income Inequality). The bottom 20% to 40% of Americans have an insignificant amount of the country’s wealth and the 1% of the most-wealthy people have the greatest portion of the wealth in America. Among the poorest people are not people on welfare. They are teachers, construction workers, and gainfully employed people who are struggling to preserve their quality of life.

There are Many Millionaires who Help People in Need

Understanding that financial hardships affect the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy can help you get a healthy perspective about the reality of personal debt and the number of people in similar situations as you. Secondly, there is a great disparity between the haves and have not’s. The wealthiest people in America have earned their fortunes on the generosity of their forefathers, the hard work of other, or their own brilliance. What’s counter-intuitive to most, if you are in the bottom 40% of Americans, is that the wealthiest are often the most generous as well. The many millionaires who help people in need understand the benefit of giving someone an opportunity and they are often benefactors of humanitarian organizations and individual support. It’s part of the American process to ask Rich People for Money. However, you need to be thoughtful about your request and understand that many of the wealthiest Americans are being approached by other people and organizations. Therefore, you need to be thoughtful and specific about who you are approaching, your situation, and what you are asking for.

Consider these Points when you participate in any process to Ask a Wealthy Benefactor for Money

First, make sure that you craft a thoughtful and original letter outlining your individual hardship, how you got there and the impact that your hardship has made on your family. No matter how difficult and complicated your situation is, please try to limit your letter to no more than 2 pages.

1Start with a Prioritized List of Potential Donors

Start compiling a list of potential donors and then organize them in the top 5 based on their donation preferences and history of contributions that fit your unique situation. If you have access to the internet or a public library, consider creating a google sheet with the following columns: (1) Name of potential donor, (2), Name of Foundation (3) Physical Mailing Address (4) Website for Foundation (5) Top categories for helping others (6) Personal contributions (have they provided personal contributions to any individuals) (7) Score them on a scale of Low, Medium or High, or 1,2,3. This will help you sort through all of your potential donors and prioritize the ones that are right for you before you ask rich people for money. Remember that there are many millionaires who help people in need and consider that you may have to reach out to these potential donors on a monthly basis for 3 months.

2Draft your hardship letter to Ask Rich People for Money

Include a brief description of yourself and your family and your situation. Include what your life was like before the hardship occurred and how that has made an impact on your family. Include a picture of your family. By including a picture, you become a real person with real problems, instead of anyone who might be asking for money.

3Include Your Specific Request and How You Will Use It

Your request might not be for money. You could request that a benefactor pay for your back property taxes to avoid foreclosure or you might include a copy of your medical expenses. Think about your situation in more context than just a monetary value. If you suffer from a medical condition, a millionaire who helps people in need might provide you the resources to address your medical situation, such as access to physicians at the cancer center which they contribute to. They may own a property in your area in which you could live in for free or low cost. Think carefully about what you need.

4Paint a picture of the Difference Their Contribution Could make

So, you’ve provided a compelling and specific story of how you got here and asked for a specific way or ways that a potential donor could change your situation. Now describe what your situation looks like if you can make it out to the other side. This is key to a successful process of learning how to ask rich people for money.

5Don’t forget Charitable Organizations

There are far more people asking for money than there are millionaires who help people in need. In most metropolitan cities, there are many organizations that act as middle-men in the process of evaluating people who have needs and resources that can help. The United Way is a great place to start.

Next Up, the Top Millionaires Who Help People in Need

This original content was created on 11/25/2015 by James K. Ybarra. James is a Personal Finance Contributor. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, additional training in family financial strategies, and has been an adviser and mentor on business accounting and personal savings topics for more than 20 years.

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John is a Personal Finance Contributor. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, additional training in family financial strategies, and has been an adviser and mentor on business accounting and personal savings topics for more than 20 years.
  • Sandy Smith

    I was recently laid off of work ,i am a single mother of 3 our day to day survival is all ive been concerned with but ive exhausted all the resources available and we are about to be homeless

  • http://www.drkevinlkeough.com/ Dr. Kevin L Keough

    I have experienced a series of things that have left me in a very rough spot including legal problems when I blew the whistle on sexually misbehaving priests, a very ugly divorce and custody process, problems with psychology licensure board because I could not afford a lawyer, a string of medical problems including depression and possible Parkinson’s disease, estrangement from family of origin, etc that have left me unable to work right now. I am fighting my way back but I am at bottom and would be able to put to good use any money someone felt inclined to give me. It would make a difference in what I am able to do for many groups of people and in my personal life.

  • Angeline Carvet

    I’ve fallen on hard times since birth.i come from broken home with sexual and physical abuse.i pretty much been on my own since thirteen..I had kids at young age because of no structure.ive had a series of bad relationships since I just can’t seem to get stable .I want more than anything to have all four of my kids one in which I haven’t seen in 7 years .I got behind on child support and been struggling ever since.i don’t own a vehicle and I live in a camper a fema camper that was give to me.id do anything on this earth just to have an opportunity to do what I’m supposed to and have a normal life.if anyone is listening I’d b the most grateful person ever in this world if I simply had a reasonable chance at being stable..god knows my heart I just don’t know how to get out of this mess..please someone help me….

  • Nichole Borden

    My career goal is to be a registered nurse. This award will help me achieve this goal, by allowing me to focus more on my studies and to not worry how I’m going to be able to afford tuition, pay the bills, plus the daily living needs.

    I come from a very low income, single parent household, my father raised my sister and me, while my mom didn’t even want us. My family is everything. My dad owned a small contracting company to do everything he could to raise us, working from pre-dawn til past dusk to provide us the best he could. Since he was gone all hours of the day, we were left to take care of the home, cook, clean and learn to be independent from very early ages. We also had to take on various jobs at a young age, to help provide for the family.
    With having the kind of job my dad had, it has taken its toll on his body. My dad has had several injuries and surgeries, and now health problems, including bouts of skin cancer. I have been supporting him since we were kids. During taking care of my dad, I’ve learned more intensively what is needed to heal the human body, from nutritional needs, physical needs to emotional needs, including to treat and dress wounds, and to care for various injuries.
    Also, I had a grandpa who had a stroke that needed help with some ADLs. My other grandpa had several health problems, braces on his legs, hard of hearing, than cancer. When he became hospitalized, than became hospice; I was able to see his care throughout all his medical experiences. Even though I was young, I still understood.
    Since being raised in that environment, having my dad do everything to support me, I want to provide for him the same. I am now the main one that provides for my family. I’ve always been the one they can depend on. I want to be able to better provide for them, without fear of not having any money in the future to provide for myself.

    Having to be this person, being close to my family, has made me a very hard working, strong willed, yet compassion person. I’ve always been the person who may not have anything, but will give someone else everything that I possibly can, whether it be physically, love, a hug, or a listening ear.

    Since, Nov. 2013, I have been a CNA, expanding my medical knowledge, experiences and passion of taking care of people. I want to further my career and knowledge. I want to be able to completely support my family.

    I want to be the person, whom makes their possibly worst life experiences, be of the very best quality that it can be. Beyond just the smile that they’ll see on my face, to helping them heal or if they’re hospice, making every day count. I’ll be the one they can depend on to help do what may be best for them. I will treat my patients and families with care and respect they deserve.

  • Jeffrey Williams

    Dear Readers,

    My name is Jeffrey Williams a father of four beautiful
    daughter s and grandfather of two beautiful baby girls. I’ve been happily
    married to wonderful women for 22 years. Yes, you read it right 7 females and I’ve
    learned about numbers.

    I’ve spent most my
    life and time giving and or helping people in need. I’m a proud veteran of the
    armed services and currently work for
    The city And County of San Francisco helping to run outreach centers in an at risk community.

    About three year
    ago, my wife and I were very much looking forward to exploring how we might
    want to spend our golden years. We even had a thought; and I meant just a thought,
    of hearing little feet running throughout our home.

    Lord behold, our middle daughter announces she’s expecting;
    which was an enormous shock to not only the wife and I but my daughters as
    well. We were more concerned than shock
    because we all knew she wasn’t ready to take on such a large responsibility. Along comes Harmonie was born to the world
    March 1, 2013. She kicked strong like she was ready to take on all comers and I
    had her back 100%. After my daughter was released from the hospital she lived
    with my wife and I. She seemed to bond well
    with Harmonie but we did notice little things. Things like the cleanliness of
    her the baby but I figured my wife would help her correct that. I guy she was involved with seemed committed
    so my wife and I were compelled to help even more. I figured, being successful
    in raising my own children, I could maybe lead by example. My wife I offered to
    have the two of them move into our home..

    After about a month of living with us, things started to not
    look right. My daughter took exception to my wife and I questioning her and she
    elected to up and leave my home. Soon rumors
    reached my ear about the possibility of this same daughter being pregnant a
    second time. Each time I ask her she denied. This went on for about 6 months, my daughter was
    able to either stay away or hide the obvious but once it became apparent we
    were expecting a second arrival.

    On January 25, 2014, I received a call from my youngest
    daughter and she informed me of her sister going into labor and she was headed
    to the hospital along with her older sibling. My wife and I arrived at the
    hospital sadly missing the birth of Lyric. We were shortly thereafter able to
    gaze into her big beautiful brown eyes.

    The next day I instructed
    one of my daughters to take my car; which is the purpose of this request, and
    make her available to transport daughter and new second granddaughter.

    Waited all of the first day which came and past with no word
    from my daughter; so did the second. On the third day, a longtime friend of the
    family called my wife and mentioned seeing my daughter and her mate in passing.
    She also said, she ask as to the whereabouts of the children which my daughter
    responded that the hospital kept her for a coupled extra days. This friend said,
    she was concerned because she had known my daughter since she was a kid and
    knows when things aren’t totally truthful.

    Concerned, the family
    jumped into my vehicle and headed to the hospital this being the last known
    place of either Lyric or my daughter. After constant questioning of the
    hospital staff, a nurse who was nice enough to sit my family down and tell us
    the situation. She said my grandchild’s blood work tested positive of drugs and
    CPS was involved and that both children Harmonie and Lyric were now with Child
    Protective Services. My wife collapsed and I was speechless, only thinking I needed
    to fix this.

    I immediately called
    a meeting of my family to plan how to best have our babies returned to us
    After constant meetings with social workers and I’m grateful for all of the support
    they gave my family, they awarded custody of the babies to us. We decided to have the children split the
    babies between my home and my daughter. Our reasoning, I suffer from various medical
    issues and my wife didn’t find it heathy for me to take on the brunt of the responsibilities
    for two babies. My wonderful courageous daughter who; would become the guardian,
    wasn’t experienced enough to take of two infant children; let alone one. So the decision was to have Harmonie stay with
    my wife and I and Lyric was to stay with my daughter. Our main focus was to
    assure the sisters always saw each other so my daughter and I would work
    together. We would to have the two of them in the same childcare and we would trade
    weekends watching them under one roof. The long term goal was when the girls became
    older we would eventually move them both in with my daughter to rise.

    Now my dilemma, CPS was wonderful at making sure the
    children had child care, so this expenditure isn’t coming out of pocket;
    something I can’t afford. But the
    vechicle I own had held up well for the first year but is now on its last leg.
    The bearing are shot, the transmit ion is going and cuts off while driving;
    scary to say the least. The current speedometer reads 160.000 plus.

    If things work out, I would love to donate to Cars for Kidd’s; in hopes
    whatever happens to the vehicle helps a needy family. I have a relative who willing to sell me a vehicle
    that is sea worthy enough to continue my mission of raising the girls right and
    together.

    I have a GO FUND ME ACCOUNT running, I’m
    trying to raise 3,500 to cover the cost of the vehicle and any maintenance it may
    need. The title of the account is titled
    “A need is different from a want” so at your leisure please visit and if
    possible contribute.

    Anything is appreciated and thanks for reading

  • Hector Raúl Gonzales Casusol

    Hey
    there,

    My
    name is Hector Raul Gonzales Casusol, I am from Lima Peru, i have 48 years old, I am married and have five children: My 18 year old daughter, my sons of 16, another 12 years old, another 10 years old and the last from 08 years old.
    I was born in a poor family and had some studies. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 24 years. I married nearly 20 years and could cover the costs of my family for my business as insurance broker during the latter 14 years ago, but two and a half years ago, my business has declined dramatically. I rented an apartment where I live with my family.

    I’ve done a little of everything to meet the expenses of home, as a car salesman, selling real estate and lately I started in the business of network marketing,
    which is proving very difficult for me to get into a computer. I think the
    latter is a good deal, but I take long to get enough money to support my
    family.

    I currently renting the month of November and the month of December, US $
    1,100.00 in total and the school of my children by US $ 580. My wife helps
    working in the home of an American family, but they are only 16 hours week and only paid $ 32 weekly,

    My daughter selling more help working in a mall and earn US $ 195 a month and my bishop has helped us with some items to eat for three weeks, through the bishop’s storehouse.

    The only thing I ask you if you think that can help us is by the amount mentioned, about US $ 2,000 to pay for housing (2 months) and school (4 months), otherwise
    I’m working hard to get new cllients and buy the food that the bishop’s
    storehouse may not cover such as fresh food; fruit, meat and vegetables.

    I am that Christmas is coming and you expect to take it easy, but my children are aware of our situation and not ask great things, only what their parents can
    give them.
    .
    If you could help us with this amount, we would be eternally grateful for your
    generosity and we pray to our Heavenly Father to help others in the future. I PRAY FOR YOUR HELP US

    God
    bless you !!

    Best
    regards.

    HECTOR
    RAUL GONZALES Casusol
    Calle Las Dalias Mz. A 3rd floor Lt. 20 Urb San Francisco de Asis. – Ate
    Lima-Peru
    Cell Phone: (051) 969 334 893
    E-mail: [email protected]

  • Debbie F.

    Hello, Im hoping this note might bring a ray of light, a glimmer of hope. Ive been dealing/struggling with anxiety/panic attacks, depression, PTSD and agoraphobia, for 25 yrs now. Ironic how an agoraphobic could end up being homeless, but its happened AND I cant stress how terrified and lost Ive become. Not much of a ‘survivor’, over 10 yrs of sexual abuse from father, brother threw away anything I had left in the house I grew up in, pics, momentos of any type. Purposely disinherited by my father, who promised Id always have a roof over my head, he got the final laugh! Everything Ive always thought was important to have, be or even share in life has disintegrated, almost in slow motion. Im a disabled widow, on Soc Sec, which has been minimal to survive, not enough to pay for some of my bills, which is how things started falling apart. I have no resources, and have lost much hope in things becoming some sort of normal again. Im regressing in my health, mentally and physically! I know there are so many in similar situations and I truly feel horrible and have always had a hand to help up, but have given/lost everything myself, the struggles are more intense and crippling than I couldve ever imagined. Ive called every number Ive received from agencies in the surrounding 4 counties, for shelter, or to find affordable housing with no avail. Ive placed ads on a couple of websites looking for a place, or just a room BUT that wasnt successful. Im hoping/praying that someone can help me into a place to call home. Im hopeful to find a place close to my granddaughter, we’ve always been close and not being able to share some of her school programs, or just time has been very disappointing for her. I need to have a safe place, so I can calm down and refocus on the work Ive accomplished in dealing with my trauma/illness’. My goal might sound minimal to some but I can attest to the mountains Ive had to climb, even to be able to go outside to the mailbox. I want/need to get the social service referral lists updated and distributed for others who are in need as well. Thank you for your time.

  • Carolanne Walker

    Hello ive been abused for 5years. . Mental physical emtionally from my mother and brothers who has hated me litreally since 5.. my father was the kindest man Never realized my mother’s hatred… i married another abuser for 2yrs whos father was a international pedophile ring.. unbeknownst to me why he gave gifts as my then husband was extortioning money.. I suffer from post stress disorder anxiety and chronic fatigue… the domestic violence has been horrid .. my daughter was sexually abused by a family friend and has tryd to suiside as well as drug and alcohol abuse.. she has picked domestic violent men as well.. I have the blessing of 3 beautiful grandughters and we’re making sure their safe happy and loved..
    Both my daughter and I are going thru constant councelling.. for xmas we would be out of trouble with 50.000 as id help my daughter get a better car for her and girls. And I’d move to down closer to help with babysitting so my daughter can return to work. . I owe a loan of 10.000 id pay back from my 2nd marriage who married me to cover over hes homosexual lifestyle..I found him on our sfa with he’s lover.. look i really don’t expect to hear fom you at all .. however im willing to take a chance… ive also helped my brother in law and nephew as my dear little sister hang herself that has been a massive painful time..
    Kind regards
    Carolanne Walker
    [email protected]

  • Dionne Harrington

    Hello, I am 48 years old and in need of some help. Well, I dont know where to start. I know that I have been helping my daughters and my son out lately that took away from my car money. I only had a thousand to put down, but my daughter who is a single mom taking care of two children had her daycare vouchers taken away, because the county says she is over by one hundred dollars, and they took away her food stamp. Now, she has to pay out of pocket for daycare $700 to $800 a month for my two grandchildren, rent is $650, plus her bill, and food. She only make $10.50 hourly. She needed $400 for rent which I gave to her from the money that I was saving to put towards a used car for about $5000 so I can at least drive to her home to babysit my grandchildren so that can eliminate one of the bills. Now, she has been in her apartment for almost a year. Now, I sacrificed my one bedroom apartment for two years to house her and my grand babies. I was so proud of her and she was too for having her own apartment. I don’t want her to lose her place so I have about $300 to last me throughout the month, but if she needs money for food, rent, or help with bills I sacrifice what I have. I am always giving giving giving, and I know that one day I would be blessed and she will too, because she is such a hard working young woman, and I remember those days being a single parent, but in a abusive relationship. I had no one to help me, and I know the feeling when you ask for something and know one can help you, but you always help them. However, it is what it is, and I always told my children to never go through what I been through. They all have jobs and lives in very decent suburbs instead of the inner city, because they grew up there when they were young. Now, here is where I am asking for help towards a used vehicle so I can drive to my daughter apartment everyday to babysit my grandchildren which would most definitely help her out by saving her $800 that goes for daycare monthly. My heart hurts alot, because I cant help her like I would love too. I use to see my grandchildren who is three and five years old daily, but now I may see them once a week which is on the weekend. I live for my children and grandchildren. Now, my daughter lives about twenty-five to thirty minutes driving across town through the city, and 20 minutes on the freeway. If you can kindly help us out I would be appalled as well as happy that I can help my daughter out, and see my grandchildren more often. I know that this is not an urgent matter, but I thought that it doesn’t hurt to ask for whatever you can spare towards a used vehicle. This would be a big blessing for me. Well, Merry Christmas to you and your family and a prosperous New Year! My email is [email protected] if you decide to help. Thank you for your time in reading my post. Goodnight!

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  • Jeremy Owens

    My name is Jeremy, I was shot six times last year, and one of those was in my right foot, I desperately need a surgery done on my foot to be able to return back to work welding. The other bullets went into my chest and a couple in my side that went into my liver, I can’t lift real heavy things anymore, but I can still weld. I’m 35 years old, and I am not ready to give up, i ‘m love welding and I am good at it. I feel bad because I can’t work until I get my foot fixed, my wife works at a convenient store which bearly pays rent let alone food. And it really hurts my heart to see her working so hard and I can’t help. I have no income or insurance, if anyone out there is willing to help us, we would be very greatful. My goal is to get back to work and one day I hope to buy a used portable welder and start a on site welding business, and maybe add a industrial maintenance business as well later on. Please if anyone could help me it would mean so very much to me, I do not even have any way of getting my wife anything for christmas to show her I love and appreciate everything she is doing. My phone number is 785-405-0131 if anyone would like to contact me, please feel free to do so at the number above. Thanks

  • ace

    Hi my name is Aleksandar.I come from Macedonia.I have 4 supermarkets and everything was good until 6 years ago when all my markets start falling. I have big bank loans and i dont want money for nothing i have big house with 760m2 and yard with 600m2.I will give this property foe cheap only to clean my loans

    thanks

  • jerry coney

    Hi my name is Jerry I live in Northern NH. I am looking for someone to help me finance a new home with extremely low monthly payments. I was injured in the mining job I had back in NV & due to my lawyer dragging his feet & the good possibility of loosing the home we were renting I had a moment of stupidity & packed up our belongings & moved back to New England with no discussion with my wife. We had a good home we were renting in NH but out of the blue the landlord doubled our rent & there was no way to afford that, Luckily at that time my settlement came through & after paying our debts we had enough to buy a old trailer in a trailer park. The owners of the park were decent folk But as they were getting older they put the park up for sale & it become a co-op & that is when everything started to get sour. If you were friends with the right people the rules did not apply to you & if you complained you became a target as we were. My wife started to get verbley abused, things getting destroyed, people taking things from the garden & such. We complained to the police but all they can say is that since it is a co-op there is to many grey areas & they could not help. It has put undo stress on our marriage & is causing undo spiritual stress on us as well. I have tried to apply for financing but can not afford $1000 or better for payment, I even almost fell into a Nigerian scam. Any one who can help or know of someone that could help would be great full you see we are looking for a hand up not a hand out, If you would like to contact me I can be reached at (603)677-6709
    Thank you in advance & God Bless
    Jerry Coney

  • AllMyQueensStandUp

    Hello,My Name Is Chasity I Am A 20 Year Old Stay At Home Mother Of Four, I Am Currently With My Boyfriend Of Five Years, We Have Struggled Many Times Where We Didn’t Eat And Only Our Children Ate We Make Sacrifces Each Day For Our Family So We Can Stay Strong, He Now Has A Job But Isnt Making Much For Us To Pay Every Bill Or Buy Necessaties. My Oldest From A Previous Relationship Lives With My Mother Because Of My Struggles. It Eats Me Up Every Day Thinking About Him Not Living With Me Because I Have No Job To Take Care Of Him. We Were Going To Give Our Fourth Up For Adoption, But I Decided To Not Give Up And Keep Pushing. I Do Not Have A Job But Really Am crying Out For One. I Need To Bring In Money Please Help I Always Wanted To Own My Own Bakery If That Helps Get Me A Start Some Where Please Help My Children By Helping Me.
    This Is (Left To Right)
    Me, My 2 Year Old Daughter GG, My Boyfriend G, & My 6 Month Old Baby Boy King
    Next Picture Is Of My 6 Year Old Aiden With My Mom
    Final Picture Is Of My 1 Year Old Daughter Harmony

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  • lande

    Hello, I am a single mother that has worked very hard over the past 8 years to provide for myself and my son, unfortunately the past 4 years have been extremely hard with my father and gran passing away and also dealing with further personal circumstances (which I dont want to discuss on here) and hardship. I have no got back on my feet emotionally and require a little extra help as me and my son are currently sharing a bed at a friends home and have found it extremly difficult to get a propeprty. I am very much in a catch22 situation as when I think I am getting somewhere something else comes up. Overly grateful is an understatement if anyone could help out we just want a home.

  • Sara Ambrosini

    Hi. Great article. Thank you. I am a 32 year old mother who was living in a domestic violence transitional housing facility with my 2 toddlers. New director had vendetta against me for going above her head. She in the course of 8 months made 15 false allegations against me to police and child protective services, each time the investigation came back, no abuse or neglect to the children and the director to be untruthful. Last call, no investigation occurred cps,director and police called a locksmith broke into my home and stole my children warrantless entry search and seizure. Through court proceedings I never signed or consented to anything, but still wasn’t getting anywhere. All rights violated! No visits. State had no proof, no probable cause, no imminent danger. I have no criminal background. Turns out judge knows ACCUSER very well has for years. Director/ACCUSER knows political parties in our community. Used that to do wrong instead of good. Court is not over, I continue to fight, cannot afford an attorney. Lost everything home, job ( career path as marketing manager) vehicle, children, all our belongings because of this. Would love the opportunity for those who can financially help, to assist me in getting my children back and life back on track the way it was before being in contact with this woman who had motive and vendetta against me. My children and our family are suffering. Thank you for allowing me to share. Please visit Bring Ashton and Lexi Keegan home Facebook page. Or http://www.gofundme.com/motherneedshelpdes
    Thank you for this opportunity to share my story.

  • Keena Marie

    I know you are very busy, and probably have much
    better things to do but since everything else has failed I am reaching for card
    I can. My name is Keena, I am a 31 year old mother of 3 beautiful children and
    a full time student, and daycare provider. Our life was rolling right along, in
    2010 we bought our first home. A small, modest home, but it was brand new and
    it was ours. Until one day my husband was fired and everything started to fall
    apart. I was not working full time then, my job was more of an extra perk not a
    dyer necessity. After losing my husband’s income, we had to reach out to the
    government, his father, our credit cards, and a loan from our retirement
    account to get by. We made it through, but not without some bumps and scrapes.
    My husband is back to work, and I own my own day care, but we got behind on
    mortgage payments and we are about to lose this house we both worked so hard to
    get. We are not looking for a free ride, we both work full time, I am in school
    to get a teaching credential, and I volunteer very heavily for a parent
    advocacy organization of which I am a state board member. We could really use a
    miracle and a fresh start to start in this new chapter of our lives, debt free
    and in our own home. Let me fill you in on what my journey has been like! Here
    we go…

    I grew up very poor, with a single mother and
    3 younger siblings. I was a good student and a very responsible teenager. My
    father is a drug addict, and convict and has spent most of my life in and out
    of prison. I was molested by him when I was 12 and I never told anyone. I
    spiraled into depression, dropped out of school, and became exactly what I had
    tried not to become, a statistic! After a series of bad choices I realized I needed
    a better life one that I could live happy with. I was 20 and depressed, and
    lonely, and poor, and scared and tired. I knew things could get better but I
    didn’t know how to change my life. Until one day I met the man who would
    eventually become my husband. We spent hours talking about everything from our
    childhoods, to what we wanted in the future. I fell in love! We were made for
    each other. He asked me to marry him, and I said yes! Oh my god! I can’t
    believe that happened, I am someone’s wife! We were so happy! Just us in the
    world together. We had no worries, the world was wide open. I became pregnant
    shortly after we got married, and we had our first child; a daughter. When she
    was born it seemed like the whole world was perfect just for that moment. In
    that moment, the 3 of us were the only 3 people that mattered. I was clean,
    married, safe, warm, loved, respected and honored. I had all the feelings I had
    dreamed of all those years before. Finally I felt like there was nothing I
    couldn’t do, like there was no goal I couldn’t reach. Only I hadn’t tended the
    wounds that my childhood and previous horrific events had given me. But I
    stuffed it, and I said nothing. I thought if I just keep smiling, and doing
    what I’m supposed to do then everything will work itself out. I became the good
    little wife. I learned to cook, clean, sew, repair household appliances. I went
    back to school after my second child was born, and got an associates of science
    degree. That turned out to be both good and bad. I learned that I was still an
    academic monster, but the school I went to was not a good school. I racked up
    $20,000 in student loans to get a degree that I never ended up using. Bright
    side? I rediscovered my love for academia. After college I kind of sat around.
    I got pregnant again, and I didn’t want to leave the baby so I started doing
    day care. We bought our first home in 2010, and I got my daycare license a few
    years later, and I am still doing day care today. In between 2010 and 2015 my
    husband was laid off, we were struggling to get him back to work, and I was
    going stir crazy from being unfulfilled. So I decided to join the PTA. I
    quickly got the hang of it and was elected to the district board, of which I am
    currently the president. However 18 months ago our life took a crazy turn that
    brings me to my current situation. After he was temporarily fired, he was home
    all the time and I was busy with the day care, my own kids, the PTA and my crazy
    family back home, and I tried so hard to hold everything together. My husband
    spiraled into a deep depression, my job got crazy because it was no longer just
    a side job it was our income. With the unemployment benefits, my income,
    pulling from a retirement account, help from family members and some government
    assistance, we scraped through those 14 months of hell. Not without some bumps,
    bruises and a few broken bones. We maxed out all of our credit cards and took
    out car loans. A necessity at the time.

    So I won’t bore you with the when
    and what of those 14 months, but let’s just say it put a strain on our marriage
    and our bank account. Now here we are, about to lose the house we both worked
    tirelessly for because we got behind on the payments. We need $50,000 to make
    sure we don’t lose the house, and pay off all our other debts we amassed during
    our hardship. I have gone back to school to become a teacher, and I have
    decided that I also want to write a book about my life. I just need some HELP
    to get started. I want to spend the next 2 years going to school, and writing
    and shopping my book once it’s finished. That’s where you come in! It really
    would be nice to catch a break for once, and just do something I love, that I’m
    good at. I just need help to fix this screwy situation over here once and for
    all. Please can you find it in your heart and mind to help a young women from
    the wrong side of the tracks, (and her family) get a fresh start with no debt?
    I really hope that someone, ANYONE reads this story and feels compelled by
    forces outside themselves to help me carry out my dream. I will change lives if
    I just had the chance to share my story. Please help me get a FRESH START!

    Thank you! Humbly.

    Keena M. Harris

  • John Defusco

    Just a quick note, thank you for reading. Father died two years ago just before Christmas, devastated to loose him, best female friend at age 40 died from ALS Shortly there after. Tried everything we could including going to the MDA clinic in Phoenix in hopes of slowing the process but was told nothing could be done. Holidays bring depression and I made a few financial mistakes. Am now in counseling at the VA to deal with my depression and grief. Lost my car today but have 10 days to get it back. I work a full time job and two part time jobs on the weekend. Just couldn’t get caught up quick enough. $2000 will put me back in my car and put be back on track. Thank you for your time.

  • nagesh cs

    Hi this is nagesh from india, i started business 8 months back with 30 lacs INR and it got flopped. Now a days i dont have money even to eat and if i want to go any where i am going by walk some time. i really dont know how to survive in future. some time i am thinking why should i live. I am getting more than 50 calls from bank people every day for the repayment. I am completely in depression with the huge loss. Even though i have job i am not able to pay monthly EMIs to bankers with excess of EMIs.

    can any one please help me with some amount to come out of current situation.

    I need $ 20000 help to recover from my situation.

    Please help me out this is my humble request.

  • patricia slaughter

    Hello my Name is Patricia Slaughter I am from Maine and I have be caring for my boy sense he was born on my own, my son is now 8 he is special needs last year was a bad year for him and I first I get hurt and got very sick and then my doctor took me out of work witch leaves me behind on everything, then my son broke his arm in july so my summer and his was crap I am here because I have no other choice I can now only hope and pray that someone will have in their heart to help, my son is in marital arts and i cannot afford it any more please help keep my boy in marital arts its what he loves to do, he has come so far my son use to give up on all sports but last september he started Marital arts and has not once given up, please go to gofundme.com/for-cameron and donate and share my page please thank you all so much

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  • Michelle

    Hello, my name is Michelle Werner, I am a 34 yr old single, widowed mom of two children. I’ve always been the one able to help others until a week before Christmas 2015′, when the used car I had gotten was stolen 20 mins after I got home, I was rounding up info to drive to insurance company for insurance when they took it. So the Sheriff’s Dept, reported it stolen and opened up investigation on getting it recovered, Its the later part of January and my car is still missing. I lost my job (before Christmas) because I had no way to get there, its just my children and I, all our family live out of state, we have been stranded within these walls, having to walk to the store wearing flipflops (because my only pair of tennis shoes, were taken with my car. We have been passed walking by every kind of person you can imagine, I don’t understand how they see a woman and children walking at night, in the cold rain or snow and don’t have it heavy on their heart to even offer a ride. I was brutelly beaten by my ex boyfriend in 2012, he used his gun to smash my face and teeth, I paid $9k for my top teeth because they are portalen veneers up top and on bootem they are broken and I’m very insecure about them, my son is Bullied cause of him being in need of braces, my daughter has Aspergers, and she too is Bullied. and I feel like a failure to my children. I just have no where to turn, and nobody to ask for that tiny helping hand over this rough water.My son is in remission from cancer, and all three of us lost our health insurance and the hospital is already blowing up my families phones. I got a letter stating my rent was due on 3rd and is yet to be paid, So now we could go homeless :-( I am willing to relocate to wherever the financial help comes from and work every dollar off, I have all kinds of experience, from Management, to QA, to Office Management, Customer Service, Chicken plant, Construction (building bridges), cleaning homes, and offices, handy man jobs, lawn care, waitressing, hospice, All kinds of volunteer work with hospice, domestic violence, grief support, ec. I can also provide the proper documentation go verify these needs, Here is s breakdown of our needs (with the emergency needs first), 1. Rent for January 2. A dependable car with heat and AC, (im still making paymets on my stolen car), 3. Clothing, Shoes, & Haircuts for my children. Health insurance so I can get proper care for my Diabetes, and my bottem teeth fixed, & fridge and cabinets full of food so that no bellies go to bed hungry ever again..my email is [email protected] I pray someone able to help us.. sees this and can relate, I look forward to hearing from you <3

    Sincerely,
    Michelle Werner

  • Jeff bennett
  • briga

    I am BRE I can’t work I apply for disability and I’m still waiting for a court date if anyone can help me with a little bit of cash it would be greatly appreciated thank you

  • saidou ba

    Hi im Saidou Ba, 20 years old from Dakar , Senegal in West Africa but i stay in Southfield , Michigan. Graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School on 2013, Currently at OCC at Auburn Hills

    -My family and i are going into a deep financial problem

    -Im a student, i take 1 class for each semester because thats what i could afford

    -My work permit has expired, and my Mother had a heart surgery last year and cannot do much , me and her are still waiting for our green cards but for immigration status it takes longer

    – FAFSA wont approve me due to my ss is a work permit only

    – I really want to finish my degree fast , im very behind

    – My mother is a very hard working person, i ever met and my father had a incident at work last year but now his working but his income is not helping us much

    – Please help me , shes very sick also my father to.

    – Donate whatever you can Please, God will reward you for your kindness.

    – Your my hope , and i hope this is real. I can show you proof , that we are really in need of help

    – Contact [email protected] 248-679-2113

    Citizens Bank

    -Routing number – 241070417

    -Checking number- 4529666815

    or

    Bank of America

    -Routing number – 026009593

    -Account number- 375017158612

  • Irina Lehmann

    Dear all who can and want to help,
    I’m writing to ask for financial assistance.
    Here is my short story.
    Me and my husband Norman live in Germany. We worked on private yacht before (stewardess
    and engineer). At the end of 2011 boat management decided to change most
    of the crew. I found a new job on another yacht for another year, but
    my husband wasn’t so lucky, he got just temporary short jobs.
    At the end of 2012, when my contract was finished, I had some savings, so we decided to start a new business.
    We had a lot of unpaid bills, but we did believe, we can pay them later, after business runs.
    We
    opened montage and service smoke and heat ventilation systems company.
    My husband does main work and I do secretary’s work. (Our website http://www.rwawartung.net)
    We bought working car, all equipment, rent small storage, Norman did some studies which were necessary for work, etc.
    First year (2013) business was going hard. We had to borrow some money to survive.
    In 2014 the business was running much better. We signed contract with large company (www.lamilux.de)
    and from now on almost all of the offers we got from this company. But
    100% of incoming money we spent for 2012 and 2013 debts.
    In 2015 I
    gave a birth to a baby. We hired one worker, that my husband with his
    help can do work faster and get more offers. Money has been just enough
    to pay worker, 2014 debts, some 2015 bills, rent, insurance, etc.

    We couldn’t pay 2013-2014 taxes. In beginning of January they blocked
    our account. They contacted the company who we work for, so the company
    can’t pay us money while taxes not paid. We need to pay 23000 euro. We
    have not even 1000… on blocked account. The tax office is pushing us
    to be bankrupt. Our bookkeeper proposes them few ways (like we pay them
    monthly 1000 euro), they didn’t accept.
    We don’t know what to do in
    this situation. I’m sure that it’s not the right decision to close the
    company. It’s running good! We get more and more montage offers plus
    every year we get a bigger package of service. We need just one more
    year to pay the rest of debts and start to pay taxes, so next year we
    can see plus on our account. Also, it would be possible next year to buy
    second car and hire one more worker, so my husband would go for
    servicing and other 2 guys for the montage at the same time. That was
    our big plan :)
    I’m very asking for your help!
    If you have any
    questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can give all contact
    details of bank and tax office and prove everything.
    Our emails [email protected] [email protected]
    Our PayPal is [email protected]

    Thank you,
    Best regards,
    Irina Lehmann

  • Teri Needler

    i just made a worthwhile investment that’s left me almost broke , depressed and almost discouraged. i’ve spent the last year of my life in a private rehab for pain meds control and am happy to say i’m doing well. in that regard. was also in for ptsd. my debilitating chronic pain is under control.

    during that year i came to regard the staff as friends. i do not have much of a family and what good friends i do have are not in this country. i did make several new friends and countless acquaintances while in the facility.

    i did not want to come home to my residence as i would be alone. i do not jump into romantic relationships nor to i have one of those needy type personalities when it comes to that stuff and i’d seriously like to do stuff before i croak.

    i still haven’t had much of a chance to write some comedy and preform it. it’s no good being naturally funny if you can’t organize what you said except spontaneously.

    i’d really like to work part time as well. but i don’t have much stamina. i’m only 51 and the above problem isn’t going to go away. i mean the osteoarthritis pain that led to taking narcotic drugs in the first place!

    i’m asking anyone who reads this post to consider donating me no less than 25 $ per week.

    in addition to having mentioned rehab, there are old old wounds i was helped to manage whilst in situ. but they rival in content much of what i’ve read in other posts. I don’t mind discussing it in a verbal conversation. am just sick of writing it. I’m not afraid it will set me back. just too damn much writing.

    besides, that is not my central point here. i am asking anyone who can to donate to me a sum no less than 25 dollars a week. i forgot to mention i do not have health insurance.

    i’d like to thank anyone who will have read this …even if you don’t toss a few bucks my way. but if you are serious please contact me privately to organize a bank draft in canadian currency.

  • Denise K

    When mom was diagnosed in March of 2015, I stopped working and focused on her…I was her caregiver for about 6 months and got behind on my bills. I am months behind on my mortgage, car payment and credit card bills. I’m in the process of copywriting my music to license it out to make money. I also have book projects, and a photography project in mind to do. I came up with several inventions while caring for mom. There is one invention that I have a sketch/photograph prototype for. I am always thinking of inventions and ways to improve a product.

    I use to have A1 credit. I purchased my home a few years ago, I have a 2014 Camry and I opened my own photography/decorating business in September of 2014. Now…I’m sure my credit score has dropped!

    I just started a temp to hire job because another agency I worked for just ended my assignment without even notifying me! I’ve had some struggles, but I refuse to give up.

    The main reason for this e-mail is to ask for assistance with a few bills so that I can focus on my projects. It would be nice, not to worry about how I’m going to pay my bills.

    Sending this letter to many people in hopes that I receive a blessing. This is REAL PERSON and NOT SPAM.

    Your time is very much appreciated.

  • Matt Masters

    yea i work my ass off with 2 jobs and i homeless for 3 years but working hard for my wife and kid shes from philippines and saving up for a visa and she work hard as well…we need 10000000 to bring this dream to life
    Like here in u.s and 5000 in her bank acc 5000 my bank its hard to save up when dont have much.. dream is just to have my wife and kid i see them 2 times a year but not a enough and like open a bed and breakfast and have her family work there to support them selfs hope someone can help god bless [email protected]