Please Help Me Become a Licensed Nail Technician!

Please Help Me Become a Licensed Nail Technician!

From Lotus LT

I'm an aspiring nail artist who recently relocated from Chicago to Brooklyn. I have less than a month to raise funds so that I will be able to work legally as a nail tech in the state of NY! Please help me reach my goal!

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Update #3

11 months ago

I have one more week to raise funds! I can do this! I know I can reach my goal! All I need is your support!

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Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to read my story. 

My name is Lotus, and I'm a single woman living in Brooklyn, NY. I have a younger brother and a disabled, mentally disturbed parent that is unable to provide for me financially. I dream of one day pampering others by opening my own nail salon.

Recently, I moved out of Chicago to New York for an advertising program and have been unable to make existing tuition payments to my former nail tech school due to the costs of relocating, etc. When I started the program at A+ Nail School, tuition was $3,000. The school does not offer or accept financial aid, so I have paid for the first half of my tuition completely in cash. You can imagine how much of a burden this has been, but it was an investment in my future - so I did what I could to pay it.

Since moving out of Chicago, I haven't been able to make any further payments. I was paying $400/month, but am now 3 months behind. My former nail tech school will not release my transcripts to get my license in the state of NY until I have a fully paid-off balance. And since I haven't been able to get my license, I haven't been able to work at all as a nail technician.

I would like to start working as soon as possible, and by donating to this fundraiser you are giving me the opportunity to take my licensure exam and become the nail technician/artist that I aspire to be!

Your donation will be directly applied to these things:

  • Remaining tuition balance ($1280)
  • NY State Licensure Exam ($70)
  • Fundly fees ($50)

Your donations are truly appreciated and will not be taken for granted!

As a thank-you, I will create and post custom nail art photos featuring any nail art that my donors suggest! You suggest it, and I'll create it!

Instagram: @zandypopnails

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Lotus LT posted a new update:
11 months ago

Update #4

I have one more week to raise funds! I can do this! I know I can reach my goal! All I need is your support!

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Lotus LT posted a new update:
11 months ago

Update #2

I'm glad to see people responding to my campaign. It shows me there are still some good people left in this world. People who see someone else doing something positive in their lives and selflessly giving to see them succeed.

I can't wait to start doing more great things. Getting my license will not only help me find a job in a field that I enjoy, but it will also give me access to more opportunities within the beauty and fashion industry. I'm looking forward to gaining more supporters during this journey!

Thanks for reading.

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Lotus LT posted a new update:
12 months ago

Update #1

Someone just donated $20 to my fundraiser which will be going toward my licensure exam! Yay!

So grateful! ✨

Thank you's will be going out at the end of the month! :D

Still 1k and 21 days left to go! Please donate if you can!

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