Everything you need to know about this donation fund is there in the link, but I’ll mention it here as well:
Basically I’ve been driven to the last and final resort of opening up a donation fund. I never ask for donations because I always rely on myself and find a way around whatever it is I need funds for. Unfortunately due to the time frame for moving I have, I definitely can not rely on the sales from my store alone. They are most definitely helping and I know they will be a great essential with the more new stuff I add to the store. However that will take time and I don’t have it at this given moment. I’m trying to move before the month is over to take advantage of the move in specials a few places I’m looking at in Philadelphia have for this month to save as much as possible. That and I would..very much like to spend the holidays with people who actually care about me. I don’t really do Christmas with my family at all much anymore since they exclude me now and have for the past few years. This is because of school expenses and so forth.
Speaking of which, I was solely just going to rely on the store sales and ask for help from my parents in regards to the apartment deposit and just getting there in general since I knew gathering enough funds through the store would be a slow process. However, my mom and I had a bit of a clash this morning about it. She expressed that they are literally down to hardly much at all thanks to these loans that keep coming in. Neither her or my father can spare much at all and she’s becoming very stressed. I can tell my father is too. This isn’t very good for their health at all for the ages they are. They’re in their late 70s. On top of loans they have bills and other expenses to take care of as well. It’s becoming too much and they need my help asap. The problem is that there isn’t much work for me around here. Not for my field or degree. That’s apparent because I went out of state for art college because there aren’t any colleges in this state for the type of art majors I was looking for. There aren’t even any good basic illustration jobs here. Alabama’s kinda…well lacking in jobs like this. I’m pretty much in the middle of nowhere.
I expressed to my mom that I need to get to an area that has more of an opportunity for what I can do. Somewhere that has some publishing companies or art universities where I can look into getting certified for teaching for now. You know, something like that. That and in the mean time, I could clear up my backlog so I can get back into actively accepting freelance/commission work in the next couple of months. With that and along with store sales and finding a part time job temporarily, I would at least be able to help them pay on some smaller bills or send money for essentials. Anything to help out some because the last thing I want to happen is for them to have health issues over all of this. My mom’s a huge worrier and is known to worry herself sick.
So I need your help. I set up a goal for $3000, but really if I can get to at least $2000 or something close that will at least get me set to go and I can just find a job when I get there to help with the rest. Any amount is very much appreciated. With all the followers I have, if a good chunk of you donated at least $1 or so, that would definitely help me reach my goal in no time.
I’m also offering limited commission slots to people who donate a very generous amount. I am basically filling the spots I’ve already cleared off my backlog thus far, so the spots are extremely limited. As much as I’d like to offer art to everyone who offers at least $20 or so, I definitely can’t do this at this time. So it’s only for those who offer over $50 to keep the amount down and I won’t stress over too much what I’m tacking on to my neverending to do list. This is a very extreme measure for me. Normally I’m very against it because of the workload I have, but I am very desperate at this point. Information on the terms for these slots, the deadline for them and what you’re eligible for based on what you offer is on the donation page.
If anyone is uncomfortable with using this way to donate, you’re welcome to donate directly to my paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Signal boosting is very much appreciated, whether you can donate or not!
Also don’t forget to check out my store, new things will be added this coming week, but some things have been restocked for the time being! Instead of closing this store on the 7th, I’ve decided to keep it open for the rest of the month to help with moving. All merch will be shipped on a weekly basis. (Every Friday! The first round of sales will be shipped tomorrow.)
Good luck! :c Once I finish these Christmas commissions I’m sure I could send a bit your way c: