I posted on another thread about an FB friend who posted a gofundme-type fundraiser to pay for her car repairs.
Today, I logged onto FB and find a post from a friend saying that a $1,500 tuition bill is due on Monday and asking for "sponsors."
Really? If you can't pay your own tuition, don't go to college! Why ever do people think it's ok to beg on Facebook for money to cover expenses that are a part of adult life? I will never understand it.
Hey guys. Sorry to bump this thread, but I thought you might like to know what happened.
Somehow, she got the money or else she managed to negotiate a later payment date because she is still going to school there this semester. I don't know how that happened, though. I wish she would have posted something about it. Seriously, you ask people for money, somehow, you get the money and then you won't even let people know who may have taken the time to think about you, wish you well, pray for you, etc even if they didn't say anything?
Also, I just looked at this girl's Facebook page and she has shared a post from another person asking for money to pay her bill and a gofundme from someone else trying to pay her bill!! It's an epidemic!!!
The post my friend shared from someone else said blah blah about her situation and then "Pray for a miracle. To contribute, call xxx and give student ID number xxx."
I'm a Christian, so I am definitely NOT harping on religion, and I fully believe in God's ability to work miracles. But I also believe that God doesn't just drop money in your lap when you're not being wise about spending. And going to a college you can't afford just isn't wise in my opinion.
So, it's nearing the end of the semester and this girl is posting again. And it's a NEW gofundme. She needs about $3k apparently. She posts almost every day with "check out my site! Any amount is greatly appreciated!" The past few days have been "First donation! $50 raised so far!" "$75 raised so far!" and then "$150 raised so far!" Right now, she's at $175. All posts complete with "God is so good" "God is faithful" "Please share this on your page" and about five exclamation points per sentence.