UPDATE 2/9/2014* I accidently put John’s real name in the post and realized that may not have been a good idea. Therefore names have been changed to protect the identity of the people in this post.
This is a picture of me and my best friend John. He is an amazing person. He has been there for me during my emotional breakdowns and has always been that shoulder to lean on when I feel I have no one else in this world. One time I didn’t have money for rent and was about to get evicted and he gave me his whole paycheck without me asking just to help me out. That is the type of person he is. Selfless and giving. Now he is in need and I feel it is my time to return the generosity he has bestowed upon me.
Recently John had to leave school because he couldn’t afford it any longer. He put all of his things in storage and moved back home with his mother, who was paying the storage rental fee. His mother decided after she left her husband for his best friend that John could not live with her and her new family, and out of spite, stopped paying the rental fee without informing John so he could get his things. Now everything he owned is gone and his mother refuses to help. He is now living in an apartment that is in terrible condition and cost him $700 a month. He has a job, but after paying bills and gas for commuting to his job he barely has money for food and everything else is out the window. I saw him recently and he barely had the basic things we all use such as toothpaste, lotion, soap, etc.
I thought that maybe as a gift I could get him the things he is in need of so he could at least not have to go without and continue having to borrow from neighbors. I help with what I can but I am barely getting by myself. Only thing that make us different is that I have family that helps and picks up the tab for me to buy these type of this.
I am asking you Tumblr, could you help me raise money to get him the things he needs so he can get by while looking for a second job. These are some of the things I plan to buy with the money donated:
-toilet paper -tooth brush -toothpaste -bed sheets
-body soap -lotion -deodorant
-pack of bath rags -bath towels (3 of them)
-microwave (He doesn’t have one and I think that if he did he could save a lot of money on food by buying microwaveable food)
Tumblr it would mean so much to me if you could help me help a friend during this hard time. I know that most all of us are struggling out there and you may not have much to give, but if you could just donate the smallest thing it would mean the world. I hate seeing people go without the basic things that most people take for granted.
I understand that not everyone can donate. If you can not could you at least signal boost this post to spread the word. If we all just donated a few dollars he could have everything he needs and won’t have to live in such a horrible condition. Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Much Love, Jessica
P.S. The donation button is located on the sidebar of my page, http://soulology.tumblr.com/