I'm raising money for personal care items so I can purchase my basic needs and care for myself**.

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12% funded of $200 goal
12% Funded
$175 still needed   |   1 supporter

Why I'm using HandUp for personal care items.

I am currently experiencing homelessness and have asthma and fibromylagia so I need to purchase specific personal care items that are fragrance free. I am also in chronic pain as a symptom throughout the day. I am so thankful for the people out there because even though I endure a lot of negativity throughout the day I know there are a lot of people out there that do care. With your support I am able to care for myself and purchase my different needed items. Having the ability to purchase the food I need allows me to not travel all around the city for different items because the travel is really hard on my body.

** NOTE TO DONORS: We value your donations, and respect your intention to support people in need with their specific fundraising goals. On occasion, the immediate needs or an emergency may arise, and a Participant might require support in another way for safety, health, housing, or employment. As such, your donation may be used for an immediate basic need not mentioned in the above goal, such as groceries, health costs, or housing support. Any changes will always be approved in advance by PHC Staff. We will provide up to date information on how these funds are being used through an update on HandUp. By making a donation to this campaign, you are confirming your approval of this potential change. If you have any questions, or do not wish that your donation be used for any alternative goals, please contact PHC staff directly.

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About me.

I'm from Denver Colorado, I lived through my childhood and the first part of my adulthood. I graduated high school, then went on to college and got an Associates Degree in early childhood education, I worked as a nanny while I was getting my degree and once I graduated I got a job in a preschool but quickly learned that I liked being a nanny better, I loved the setting of working in a home and I was paid to travel as well versus working in a formal preschool. I did that for 25 plus years before becoming disabled,

My backstory.

I was living with Fibromyalgia and didn't know it. I would have chronic pain all the time, finally I went to the doctor in 2016 and was diagnosed, I also was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder so I live with both mental and physical health, I struggle with both daily. I even tried to commit suicide by overdose because I just didn't want to live anymore. After being diagnosed I went and got medication to cope with my mental health and to take back my life. That's when I decided to become active, I volunteered for a program in San Francisco called Downtown streets team, cleaning up and helping serve the homeless population as I am homeless myself. I love helping people so for me to volunteer is very rewarding, I'm homeless because I can't afford to pay rent and my challenges are living day to day in constant pain but still I manage.

My goals, moving forward.

For me I'm trying to obtain permanent housing and disability benefits to sustain stability. I plan to keep looking ahead and trying to maintain healthy daily living. I'm hoping to advocate for the LGBT community, mental health and end homelessness one step at a time and one day at a time, I'm working on putting together beautiful quotes for people to brighten their day, I pass them out to random people so that they to can have their spirits lifted as mines was elevated making them and if I see someone do random acts of kindness I say hey hello human kindness and give them a message.

Other things I'd like to share about myself.

For me volunteering for Downtown streets, and helping make a difference in peoples lives even if it's making the streets cleaner or lending a hand in someone's time of need. Everyone goes through things in their lives so showing humility is when I'm happiest. My proudest moment is when a man came up to me out of the blue and hugged me, he said thank you for talking to me when my head was a mess and thank you for talking to me as a human being and not a homeless person, oh and by the way I'm not homeless anymore.

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