Monthly Sustainability Fund for Zaire

Monthly Sustainability Fund for Zaire

From Claire Urbanski

Zaire is a Black trans disabled chronically ill queer who is unable to work due to extensive and painful medical treatments & ER visits. This is to support Zaire with a reliable community-sourced monthly income.

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Update #2

6 months ago

Sorry for back to back updates, but!
If you believe yourself to be a monthly donor, please check your status as I've just realized my own monthly donations had stopped being processed in October and another friend's had stopped back in July and neither of us knew!
Please check and re-sign up if that's also the case for you! Thanks so much!

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Please support Zaire to survive and stay housed by committing to a recurring monthly donation to provide Zaire with a reliable source of monthly income.

Zaire is a Black trans disabled chronically ill being whose daily life consists of intense and frequent medical procedures, emergency room visits, chronic illness, chronic pain, and the everyday navigation of violence as a Black trans person in an anti-Black transphobic world.

Zaire is unable to work due to their illness and disabilities yet the SSDI funds they receive do not even cover half of their monthly expenses, let alone their ever-increasing medical bill debt. They also care for their sister (who is navigating her own medical emergency/crisis) and their dog son Spikey (who also has quite a few medical bills that need to be paid).

Despite having zero resources and extremely limited energy, Zaire frequently gives whatever they have to help out family, friends, and others in crisis without a moment's hesitation. 

Any amount- even just $5 a month- makes a big difference. Please commit to an amount that you can confidently sustain for as long as possible/needed.

***MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE 'MONTHLY DONATION' BOX WHEN DONATING!****

From Zaire: 

"i have at least two medical appointments per week into march, i have to get multiple pain procedures (one per month into april), get additional workups from my cardiologist and neurologist, and continue on my immunosuppressants. im paying for therapy and alternative care out of pocket, co-pays+uncovered meds and spikeys meds all out of pocket, in addition to rent+bills. my monthly cost of living is over $1300 (and that’s if i dont have any surprises) and my monthly income from SSDI is only $674. the fact that i’ve made it this far is a goddamn miracle and im hoping to make it to the other side of this steep ass mountain where hopefully things are calmer. i cannot afford to do that on my own."

If you can only make a one-time donation, that is helpful too! Donate here or via paypal (zaire.bidgel@gmail.com); venmo (@zaire-bidgel); cashapp ($theunicornprince)

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Claire Urbanski posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #2

Sorry for back to back updates, but!
If you believe yourself to be a monthly donor, please check your status as I've just realized my own monthly donations had stopped being processed in October and another friend's had stopped back in July and neither of us knew!
Please check and re-sign up if that's also the case for you! Thanks so much!

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Claire Urbanski posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #1

Thank you to everyone who has donated!
Just a heads up that the vast majority of donations have been one-time donations and that currently there are only $200 in monthly donations coming in for Zaire.
I (Claire) would like that amount to reach ideally $1,000 in monthly donations.
So keep spreading the word! Much love to you all!
-claire urb.

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