Go Fund me = White cargo van (No more homelessness) - page 3

Hey everyone, Has anyone ever started a go fund me page? I'm thinking about starting one. I'm out of pre-reqs for college so being on financial aid is getting old, I'm having issues with getting... Read More

  1. by   BCgradnurse
    Have to agree with the others. No way would I contribute to a stranger's GoFundMe page. I've only done it for friends with catastrophic medical expenses.

    Pick up a part time job and use that money towards rent. There are plenty of people looking for roommates or house shares. You could also look into housesitting.
  2. by   psychrn4u
    Don't forget that you do have to pay state and federal income tax on money gained from crowd funding sites.

  3. by   psychrn4u
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Just out of curiosity: why does the van need to be white?
    A white van gives me a creepy predator vibe - I see police rapping on your window.
  4. by   psychrn4u
    I niece of mine started a GFM page when their new kitten got slammed in a door and needed emergency surgery which was going to cost about $1000.00. They couldn't afford the surgery and their kids were devastated by the whole incident. I think I was the only contributor but I called the vet where kitty was and asked what the chances were of saving said kitty. The vet said the kitty's condition was pretty grim with a fractured spine and ruptured spleen, so after talking to my niece about the most humane action I sent a check to the vet that covered all of Kitty's final costs.

  5. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    On one hand, life's a 'beyotch' and hardly ever fair.
    On the other hand, I think about that homeless woman who put herself through Harvard while living in her car.

    Good Luck, OP. I wish you well.
  6. by   BrandonLPN
    It probably won't work, but I see nothing morally wrong with the idea.
  7. by   kbrn2002
    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh

    I imagine you could start a Go Fund Me sight for pretty much anything you wanted.

    However, that fact that you have a job & just don't want to pay rent isn't very compelling. I imagine quite a few of us worked terrible, poor paying jobs to avoid homelessness during nursing school. You are invited to do the same.

    PS: No way I'm helping to buy some creepy child-abducting looking white van for just about any purpose
    I was thinking the same thing about the "white cargo van." I admittedly watch way too much TV, but it seems the bad guys are always trolling for victims in a white cargo van.