I am 19 years old, will be 20 in July. I come from an amazing family with together parents and 2 half brothers. I've grown up as a poor girl in a poor family and I wouldn't change that if I had the choice. I've learned more to appreciate the small things this way and I think it makes you a more humble person. My father is the best father I could have ever asked for. He's the type of man that puts others before himself. The kind of man who would give up everything he had if it meant that someone else could have something great. He deserves everything this world has to offer, yet, he hasn't been given much. It pains me and kills me to see the distress that money brings to him. My mother is a waitress at the local Denny's and literally makes less than minimum wage. But she loves her job, so my dad doesn't complain to her. My dad is disabled and so his income comes from his disability checks. All in all, my family brings in an income of less than 20,000 a year. We don't have much. But we're happy and we're content with the small things that God has provided for us. My entire life I've wanted to go to college and I knew that the only way I could afford it was through a scholarship. I worked extremely hard through high school and ended my senior year with a 3.9 unweighted GPA and a 4.5 weighted GPA. I got a scholarship at my university, full-tuition. And I am so proud of myself for accomplishing that. I work hard; I always have. I am going into my Junior year with a 3.95 GPA and I was just accepted into the Occupational Science Program at my university. Roughly 200 people apply and only 60-70 are granted admission every year. I was selected to be one of those 60-70 and I am at the top of my peers.
So this is what I'm asking:
I currently do not own a car. I have a job but since I am in school I can't work more than 20 hours a week so I really don't make enough to pay a car payment each month. My parents don't have any money that they could put towards a car and neither does any of my extended family. It's very inconvenient being a 20 year old girl who is well-deserving yet is absolutely dependent because she can't afford her own car. Also not having a car means that once I'm at school, I can't ever go home because my parents can't afford to drive me back and forth other than for breaks. I've worked so hard in life so far and I know how EXTREMELY guilty my father is that he can't buy me a car. It kills him and it kills me to watch the guilt eat him up. It would mean so much to me and my family if I could have a reliable car. Not even a new car, just a car that is reliable. A car that will last me for my last years of school and a car that will relieve my dad of one less stress. I really need this car to continue to be successful and I really truly believe that I deserve it or I wouldn't have tried through this website. Please help me and my family. I promise we are a well-deserving family. I could really use this. And I honestly believe I deserve one. I'm a great person who is always finding ways to give back. Your money won't be going to waste. I can assure that. Please consider helping me.