|| Dorchester, MA || Submitted: 2021-10-01
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
Thank you SO much for funding my application! This places a tremendous relief on my current financial position. Indeed, this gives me great peace of mind. People willing to donate makes me have hope that they�re are some truly selfless and kind people in this world.
I Had to Take Time Away from Work to Care for My Mom, & I Need Help Keeping a Roof Over My Head!
I am a 27 year old young graphic designer currently based in Boston. I have a big dream to launch a genuine business idea, a stacking game (similar to Jenga) that's brought delight and joy to everyone who has played it. A number of Canadian, US and UK nationwide retailers are interested, and I demoed my stacking game at two trade shows in Europe. I was invited by my former university to live in the UK to develop the idea further on a two year graduate entrepreneur visa (March 2019 to March 2021). I was even fortunate to have the game exhibited at a British museum, Somerset House. I do also have a day job to get by, and I work full-time at a retail store.
My mom's health has significantly deteriorated over the summer. My HR representative at my retail work suggested I go on a month's unpaid leave throughout September 2021 to attend to her. This was a bittersweet opportunity, as I needed the time to see my mom (currently based on the west coast of Canada), but evidently there was a significant financial cost. I can't afford to lose my position, as it the sole method of providing for myself. Given the line of work and trying to pursue my dream with this game, it's been incredibly financially difficult and stressful throughout September. Flights plus COVID protocols to return to see her were not affordable. Returning from Canada a few days ago, there was a miscommunication at workplace about a COVID arrival test and, without prejudice, I was asked to self-isolate, without additional pay (company policy is only if you test positive for COVID, not self-isolation, that you would receive compensative pay). I had to use up all my PTO to ensure I was not in medical insurance arrears whilst on unpaid leave to see my mom.
Right now, I'm really struggling to just pay my rent and keep my home. I'm hoping that I can get back to work without any hitches soon, and also, I'm hoping to even launch my game soon as well. However, in the meantime, I'm really struggling to hold onto my home while also trying to help my mom. I don't want her to worry further about me becoming homeless or having to look to crash at a friend's house or an Airbnb. This would be a huge boost to me at a time where I need it more than ever, and I would be so grateful for this assistance. Thank you all in advance for this support with keeping my home. I'll never forget the kindness I'm shown.
As of 2021-11-24, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.