Go Fund me = White cargo van (No more homelessness) - page 2

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   Davey Do
    Whew!

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  2. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Just out of curiosity: why does the van need to be white?
    Every time he posts about his white cargo van ambitions I wonder this also.
  3. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I say "bizarre" because most people won't view "lowering your level of responsibility" as a worthwhile charitable cause. I'd love to not be responsible for paying rent, too ...but I'd never have the nerve to ask other people to pay it for me. I know they have their own expenses and financial goals.
    You're an RN (you) who makes more than a CNA (me), therefore, you (RN) can afford to buy a van and/or still pay rent vs. myself (CNA) cannot afford a van and/or pay rent.

    If there's one thing I've learned in life it's that numbers don't lie. Businesses, including facilities, could back that up. Would you want to be paid what a CNA makes doing what you do vs. what a CNA does be paid what an RN makes? I wouldn't.
  4. by   Davey Do
    Quote from blondy2061h
    Every time he posts about his white cargo van ambitions I wonder this also.
    The color white is symbolic of exclusivity, the new world, appeal, protest, reform, purity, simplicity, justice, and innocence.

    A van implies an unconscious desire to either move to a new house or at least do a major cleaning of your current home.

    The suggestion here is to be ruthless and release yourself from the clutter and unnecessary debris that has accumulated. There is also an indication of making room for something new.
  5. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Just out of curiosity: why does the van need to be white?
    It looks like something DirecTV/Cox/Plumbers use when they come by your house with their tools.

    Quote from idkmybffjill
    I think you're going to be better off trying to get a loan or finding a cheap room to rent so you can have more money to save each month for a van.
    And when you try to borrow money from a bank, they ask you if you pay rent. With student loans racked up, it's a vicious cycle.

    Quote from Davey Do
    I can appreciate the data gathering stage of your problem solving process, BtC. When I first read your post, I thought, "I'm not sure I'm reading his right: This person wants people to send him money because he's wanting to simplify his life?"

    I waited until straight-shooting Sour Lemon fired up her post that I could use as a reality check before I responded.

    Hey- what the heck? Run it up the flagpole and see if any one salutes. Better yet, start a Go Fund Me thing and see if anyone sends money!

    Stranger things have happened.
    Maybe you're right. Maybe I won't get anything out of this. It's kind of stupid that that's the nature of the beast. Over 300 million people in America and I only calculated 800 people at $5 each for a $4,000 amount of money for a van with over 200,000 miles. If you can't afford to make a donation on a funding website, you have no business being on there in the first place. Those who are well off would probably have rightful business being on there but since it's capitalism, they don't have to be on there.
  6. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from Davey Do
    The color white is symbolic of exclusivity, the new world, appeal, protest, reform, purity, simplicity, justice, and innocence.

    A van implies an unconscious desire to either move to a new house or at least do a major cleaning of your current home.

    The suggestion here is to be ruthless and release yourself from the clutter and unnecessary debris that has accumulated. There is also an indication of making room for something new.
    You're a very energetic rambler.
  7. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Beldar_the_Cenobite
    You're a very energetic rambler.
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  8. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Ha!!!

    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
  9. by   cwilliams032
    nevermind
    Last edit by cwilliams032 on Feb 26 : Reason: additional info
  10. by   Ted
    Quote from Davey Do
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    ROFLMAO!!! Davey Do! I absolutely LOVE your wit! LOL!

    To the OP. . . I wish you well with your financial and educational affairs. It can be tough. . .
  11. by   elkpark
    Quote from Beldar_the_Cenobite
    You're an RN (you) who makes more than a CNA (me), therefore, you (RN) can afford to buy a van and/or still pay rent vs. myself (CNA) cannot afford a van and/or pay rent.
    Back when I was typing for minimum wage, before I ever went to nursing school, there were times when I had a hard time finding a place I could afford to live. At different times, I lived in scuzzy apartments in "bad" parts of town, rented rooms in people's homes, worked a second part-time job to make ends meet, cut every corner I could cut. It never occurred to me to ask for help from anyone else, even family or friends, let alone strangers.

    I (sort of) admire your creativity about the van idea, but I can't really see expecting strangers to contribute in a situation that is in no way a crisis or emergency.

    Best wishes!
  12. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Beldar_the_Cenobite
    You're an RN (you) who makes more than a CNA (me), therefore, you (RN) can afford to buy a van and/or still pay rent vs. myself (CNA) cannot afford a van and/or pay rent.

    If there's one thing I've learned in life it's that numbers don't lie. Businesses, including facilities, could back that up. Would you want to be paid what a CNA makes doing what you do vs. what a CNA does be paid what an RN makes? I wouldn't.
    I've worked in near-to minimum wage jobs for the better part of my life. I've paid my rent a little late on many occasions, but I've always paid it myself. I want to believe that your post is a big joke, but I've seen similar Gofundmes, so maybe it's not. Yikes.
  13. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Beldar_the_Cenobite
    You're an RN (you) who makes more than a CNA (me), therefore, you (RN) can afford to buy a van and/or still pay rent vs. myself (CNA) cannot afford a van and/or pay rent.

    If there's one thing I've learned in life it's that numbers don't lie. Businesses, including facilities, could back that up. Would you want to be paid what a CNA makes doing what you do vs. what a CNA does be paid what an RN makes? I wouldn't.
    You would be surprised by the number of those making a supposedly good salary who are barely scraping by and living paycheck to paycheck. You know NOTHING about their situations.

    I have donated exactly once on a GoFundMe. It was for funeral expenses for a coworker who died very unexpectedly. I would in no way donate to some random person on the internet.

    Your scheme makes no sense to me. You currently have a place to live now; why are you not staying there and delaying nursing school? Save up money and make it on your own two feet.

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