I'm raising money for basic needs so I can survive while I work on work.

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Why I'm using HandUp for my basic needs.

Hello HandUp,

I'm fundraising to cover food and basic needs. I just got my documents ready so that I can work! It's been a very long road for me to stability.

I'm still experiencing homelessness but working hard to get my own place! I'm fundraising for basic needs to help me make ends meet while I get a steady job.

Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me!

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About me.

I have lived in San Francisco for 8 years. I moved here from Beijing, China. I've had a very difficult time here because not having the right documents has caused me a lot of pain. I've been homeless for 8 years. This has been very hard for me. I've had mental disabilities and difficulties and was in a serious depression for a long time. My legal case has not moved forward and has been delayed for a very long time. Because of this I was cut off from all help, all resources, and I have been abused by organizations.

All of this has not stopped me though! I just got my social security card and am looking for work! I think I'll be able to get a job and an apartment soon, I just need help getting some necessities until I get there! I've been working on my life to move forward for a long time and just need a hand for everything to come together soon

My backstory.

When I first moved to San Francisco, I was living in a hotel. Then I moved to a hostel. I also rented a room for a few months but it was not sustainable. I ended up staying in the shelter. I spent a lot of time couch surfing. I was working in a restaurant and as a babysitter. I'm now working as much as I can but still looking for a permanent job so I can get my own apartment!

My goals, moving forward.

My goal is to have a place to cook. If I had a kitchen, I could cook and sell the food as delivery. I also am skilled at video footage and photography. I would like to use these skills to make enough money to help meet my basic needs.

Other things I'd like to share about myself.

My wildest is dream is to be a legal citizen so I can have more freedom. My other dreams are to have a family and a job. I would like to create an organization to help under-served communities such as homeless people, artists, underemployed, and small and medium business owners.

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