Current$0
0%
Target$1,100
Unsuccessful

Indigenous Mother in need of help

I haven’t been able to make ends meet my father is out of work and cannot work because he is immunocompromised, we are behind in rent and we barely make it to buy enough groceries for me and my kids. I’m a single mother indigenous really needing help, I’m trying not to quit my last class in order to graduate but work, rent due, bills and food is making me want to I know not many people have paypal but I also have Venmo which is under my same email Veroninanyc@aol.com . I appreciate anything anyone gives me.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Construction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail, Domestic Worker/Caregiver/Cleaner, Fitness/Wellness/Athletics, Freelance/Gig/Contract, Restaurant/Hospitality/Hotel/Catering, Sex Worker/Massage Worker/Performer, Tutor/Teacher/Social Services/Nonprofit, Wellness/Fitness/Beauty/Hygiene
Current$0
0%
Target$250
Unsuccessful

Independent Business Consultant

I am a contracted consultant hired by small businesses & individuals in the entertainment and educational industries. My biggest clients provides luxury services, business networking events and fashion events. Because of COVID all scheduled events have been cancelled in NYC. This is how most of my money is made as I provide event & production management services. No events means no income for me and this a strain for me who is a divorced mother of an 11yr old girl.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Freelance/Gig/Contract, Other
Current$0
0%
Target$2,800
Unsuccessful

Freelance writer and journalist; independent writing professional

I have not had a paid writing assignment since February 2020. I had been writing for online and print magazines. Prior to the Corona virus, I had several "pitches" (article ideas) sent out to editors at various publications. However, none of them "landed," which means I did not receive assignments. Freelance publications are dealing with uncertainty at this time and hiring freelance writers has been affected. Also, prior to Corona, in January, I had been in touch with a librarian at a Brooklyn Public Library branch, and was to have started teaching writing classes at the library branch. But, the Brooklyn Public Library closed (the main library and 58 branches in Brooklyn), and so there was no possibility for teaching classes in the foreseeable future. As a freelance writer, I from time to time do other types of work for pay (like teaching classes). I had been prepared to work part-time, temporary for the US 2020 Census, as an Enumerator. I put in my application more than a year ago. I had received confirmation that I would be offered a position and the Census was to have started in April. However, due to Corona, the position never materialized and I don't know whether it will. I am once again sending out article idea pitches, but I do not know if and when I will get some writing gigs.

byadmin inFreelance/Gig/Contract
Current$0
0%
Target$3
Unsuccessful

Freelance flower seller

Selling flowers in the street. No work for 4 months now

byadmin inFreelance/Gig/Contract
Current$0
0%
Target$2,483
Unsuccessful

Freelance piano teacher, tutor, one night week server, pt house cleaner

For 10 years I have raised my 2 kids solely on my freelance work. I cleaned one house per week. I taught piano on a community piano. I tutored high needs kids in person. I taught in person math and science classes and ran after school clubs. We had little, but wanted for nothing. 2019 was full of hospitals and doctors as we worked to determine cause and path for one child's chronic lung disease. All savings were spent surviving that year. Now Covid. Inside - all of the time. High risk - cannot go out. Zero income. Tiny amount of unemployment just started - not a livable income. We own no piano - so continuing to teach and transitioning this to online is not feasible. We don't own a laptop or other devices for transitioning to online teaching. Food donations do not include allergy safe foods - so unfortunately are not a help. All bills are overdue and keep piling up. Being cooped up inside a tiny apt is not helping lung health...but neighbors not wearing masks makes it vital we stay in....until/maybe we can find a new location to be. Covid has made our lives h___l. We spent the first two months of Covid just plain hungry. Now we search for a way to help others - but need some help ourselves - - financial support to convert income to being virtual/at home income - because as a high risk family, we'll be inside for much longer.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Domestic Worker/Caregiver/Cleaner, Freelance/Gig/Contract, Restaurant/Hospitality/Hotel/Catering, Tutor/Teacher/Social Services/Nonprofit
Current$0
0%
Target$1,850
Unsuccessful

Caregiver for the elderly

I assist residents with normal household duties, that they aren't able to do on their own due to their health limitations. These services include but not limited to- Laundry, Food Preparation, Hair Care, Bathing, House cleaning, Household Organization, exercise, and motivational activities. I am a BMCC first-year college student and I live at home with my mother and 5 siblings. Although my mom is a school teacher we're often finding ourselves struggling to obtain household supplies, food, and laundry money. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone's been home and things have become more costly. My mother is a single parent and finding ways to purchase necessity items is becoming a hassle. I was working two jobs to help out with rent and food expenses- which included caregiving and part-time as a fast food employee- however since the lost of my fast food job and the halt on working with the elderly I haven't been able to help out as much. I am now currently 6 months pregnant and expecting a son in September. So my household will be expanding and I'm struggling with figuring out how to support this change.

byadmin inFreelance/Gig/Contract
Current$50
5%
Target$1,000
Unsuccessful

Indigenous mother/caretaker in need of help

I haven’t been able to make ends meet my father is out of work and cannot work because he is immunocompromised, we are behind in rent and we barely make it to buy enough groceries for me and my kids. I’m a single mother indigenous really needing help, I’m trying not to quit my last class in order to graduate but work, rent due, bills and food is making me want to I know not many people have paypal but I also have Venmo which is under my same email. I appreciate anything anyone gives me.

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail, Domestic Worker/Caregiver/Cleaner, Freelance/Gig/Contract, Restaurant/Hospitality/Hotel/Catering
Current$100
10%
Target$1,000
Unsuccessful

Server & ticket/door girl for Weekend events through manhattan

My door/ticket job was off books so I couldn’t get help with that ..it obviously has ended and will be in a vault since they were large event gatherings so I lost that job and can’t seem relief for an off books job and my serving job as well is closed. I’m also immune deficient and my kitchen staff had covid unfortunately and the chef sadly passed. Things are definitely rough and looking for extra help with bills.

byadmin inFreelance/Gig/Contract, Restaurant/Hospitality/Hotel/Catering
Current$1
0%
Target$789
Unsuccessful

Director and Showrunner for a new Quibi series that is now not coming back

I was working on a new Quibi series called Beauty as the lead filmmaker; the point of the show is to smash existing beauty standards around the world. I was guaranteed 20 weeks of work starting on January 15, 2020 plus an end bonus; everything was cancelled on March 16, 2020 due to the virus (I was paid through March 20, 2020). I went through my savings in 2019 due to bad family circumstances so I really needed this gig. In addition, my health care ended the end of March so I now have an additional $789 COBRA expense every month. I would go without health care but I suffer from extreme dry eye syndrome that requires daily eye drops called Xiidra that cost over $1,000/monthly without insurance.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Freelance/Gig/Contract
Current$0
0%
Target$500
Unsuccessful

Paint & Sip Instructor

I used to manage, run, and instruct up to 5 paint & sips a week at different restaurants and bars. When the pandemic hit the parent company that I was contracted under canceled all my events and switched to virtual. Virtual just isn’t the same as seeing all of my regulars and wasn’t making ends meet so I had to stop to get unemployment. I don’t know, even with some restaurants reopening, when I’ll be able to host a group of 20 people painting together again. There’s so many risk factors involved, it’s a scary and uncertain world to live in.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Freelance/Gig/Contract

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