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Since my Mother's recent leave from her workplace, our quality of life has declined massively. We've never been the family to have it all; my mother, despite her husband's attendance, is the main provider of the household in every aspect, from electricity and food to clothes and toiletries. But since her unemployment, we've been thriving of as little as we can. All of our clothes are damaged and worn out, our food stock is always at bare minimal, our backs are just about clean, our house is always cold and questionably safe, and we're just about surviving. I wasn't going to write on here because frankly I find the thought of this process humiliating, especially as a teenager who feels it's the only option to help his family reach financial stability, but I feel like there's hardly an option. I've applied for job after job after job, and I've put full days and nights into searching for new ways to help take the pressure off her shoulders until she's back on her feet, but I'm denied any opportunity for employment, much like her. I was recently informed that we are potentially on the brink of loosing the house we live in and that she's selling her prize possession, her car, that she hasn't been able to use in months, just so she can get a debt to her mate cleared and so we can maintain this troublesome lifestyle for a short while longer. As a mum, there isn't a more suitable woman, she sacrifices everything with value to her, whether it's financial value or sentimental, just to provide me and my siblings with the stripped essentials we need and to keep up the faith that the situation will improve, and I'm tired of taking what she can't give. I want her to have it easier, she deserves so much more from the world, and that's why I made this page. I'm hoping to make anything at all that will make hers and our lives easier, because truthfully I can see the faith slipping from her reach, and whilst my siblings are too young and careless to see it, I see it like it's what I was born to see... and it hurts to watch my own mum living this low. I need help from everyone who cares, we need help from anybody who reads this, please. Anything can make a change to our lives.
"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something."
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