Go Fund Me

on May 15, 2016 @ 03:10 pm

What are your thoughts on go fund me accounts and do you think it is ok to set one up for yourself ( asking as a disabled person in a wheelchair) I am unable to afford some home and car renovations that are really needed to better my accessibilty and independence. And should i be embarrassed by sharing with my friends? As you can tell my post is anon because i am embarrassed for even asking :-(

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. on May 15, 2016 @ 03:22 pm

I don't think there is anything wrong with it, as long as people do not take advantage of the tool and are ethical. There's nothing to be embarrassed about, it's not in your hand, you're friends should be able to understand your situation or if it makes you feel better, maybe they can help you set up the gofund me.
Also, I know the govt. does provide money for disabled individuals, I am not sure if you already have that (ODSP-- if you are in ontario)

keep your head up high, everything has a solution :-)

. on May 15, 2016 @ 03:49 pm

There is absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about! I say go for it. If your friends are your true friends, they will understand.

As dandy_123 mentioned the government has different programs to help as well.

I'm not in a wheelchair but I have medical problems which causes me to be off work, so I totally could understand how you feel. I have insurance but they cut me off for no reason and is fighting this battle legally and it has been tough for me. I'm fortunate enough to have my husband and family to help support me through this time. You could just try applying for the government help to see where it takes you, (that's a long term solution as well)
Try the go fund me while you are waiting for the governments approval. I hope that helps :)

. on May 15, 2016 @ 03:52 pm

Don't be embarrassed it's your friends that will see and they know you so no worries. There might be some help you can get. I have seen on fb ads for disability and read comments all you need is a form filled by the doctor to claim this. If you don't already have this it might be worth looking into. :)

:-) on May 15, 2016 @ 03:55 pm

No i am not in Ontario, in my prov i am not classed as low income so there are no programs offered. Honestly my hubby works full time and i am at home, we pay the bills and own our own house, always have food on the table but the things we need to make things accessible are what we cannot afford. I feel as tho i am asking for a handout.

local on May 15, 2016 @ 04:40 pm

maybe try your local church....churh members will sometimes buils amps ect for people ....

. on May 15, 2016 @ 05:37 pm

a fund raiser maybe I've seen this done in similar situations

. on May 15, 2016 @ 05:47 pm

If you really need the financial help and go about getting it in an honest way, I don't see why you shouldn't try it out. It's a service offered to people who need extra funds, so why not? Like the ladies already mentioned, your true friends will understand. Don't fear what the rest will think. Do what you need to do and good luck!

Go Fund on May 15, 2016 @ 05:51 pm

I wouldn't feel embarrassed
if there is help for you for something that you cannot afford like home renovations and car like you mentioned if you can't afford these things I would try to get help for them if it's available

. on May 15, 2016 @ 07:35 pm

If your husband works a full time job and you did income splitting for tax purposes, you could apply for C.P.P.D. A few people in the classes I was attending was on CPPD. Check it out on the government website. :) The only problem, it's a long process to get approved but it is worth a try.

Go Fund Me on May 15, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

Personally, I have mixed feelings about this whole Go Fund Me business. Part of me agrees that you shouldn't be embarrassed and if you genuinely need help then you should ask for help. The other part of me knows that many take advantage of things like Go Fund Me and so I feel a little suspicious.

I find it very difficult to ask for help (it's how I was raised) and growing up I saw how we struggled and how we never asked for help. We just got by with whatever we had.

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