Hi, I'm a student from Romania, currently studying Computer science, 2nd year. I've never been in a good financial situation, my parents could only afford the basic necessities. I mostly collected clothing items on my birthdays and Christmas, and I sometimes beg for shirts at conventions or events where companies that give them out would get involved. Whenever I would buy new clothes I would go for the cheaper option and manage to wear them for good amounts of times. During my high school years I wore a total of 4 pairs of jeans and 3 tracksuit pants, although I always had 10+ spare shirts and 2 hoodies I still wear. Same goes for shoes.
Now I come to ask for help, as my good old Reeboks have started breaking down. They're my most comfortable shoes, I've used them for some good 3 years. Due to Corona, the money issue has worsened, my mother even had Corona herself, and the electricity bill has gone up due to the stay at home measures.
Groceries are also more expensive, as such my parents took a conservative approach, although nothing as bad as rationing food.
I would kindly ask you, if you have the means, to spare a few dollars towards a moderate goal so that I may replace my trusty shoes without bothering my parents.
I hope my honest plea for help gets to you, many thanks kind internet strangers.