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Cassandra is a 24 year old wife and mother from West Virginia. She is seeking donations towards a $4,000 goal. Currently her family of five has a critical financial need and SNAP, WIC, and Medicare are utilized to supplement their daily life. Cassandra is enrolled full-time at Independence Universit... Read More

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Cassandra is a 24 year old wife and mother from West Virginia. She is seeking donations towards a $4,000 goal. Currently her family of five has a critical financial need and SNAP, WIC, and Medicare are utilized to supplement their daily life. Cassandra is enrolled full-time at Independence University ( a branch of Stevens-Henager ), and is working towards an Associates' degree in Business Management and Accounting. Upon completion of this program, she plans on re-enrolling for a Bachelors' degree in Business Administration. Currently she holds a 4.0 G.P.A. She plans on applying that knowledge towards a for-profit entrepreneurial business, which is based in sustainable and organic farming and production. A non-profit business is being thought about as well. one that offers resources and stability to West Virginian families. 

What you'll provide by donating:

A way for a years' tuition to be partially paid, at least to the extent of reducing the impending student loan debt. 

A short-term safety net for the financial stability of the family. 

Access to technology and materials that couldn't be utilized otherwise.

Support and encouragement to someone who: Possesses long-term goals of giving back  ;  Plans on running two entrepreneurial businesses ( a non-profit, and a for-profit- both geared towards sustainable agriculture, preservation of nature, and community involvement) : Chose to pursue higher education to provide  family and community with a better quality of life

An opportunity for a creative, intelligent, and driven individual to accomplish her short-term goals without further financial ruin.

Long-Term goals:

Receive Bachelors' degree in Business Administration. Consider further education in either agriculture or culinary arts.

Complete a solid business plan. Begin a for-profit business that's geared towards sustainable, organic, free-range, humane and cruelty-free farming and livestock production. 

Long-Term goals for giving back to others:

Develop and implement a business model for a non-profit. Focus is towards educating on environment and agriculture. Offer resources such as seeds or soil, classes for teens and adults to learn various farming methods. Community involvement by offering a safe, comfortable, and inviting location that nurtures a love of nature and life. Provide food and financial support when allowable. 

The Family:

Cassandra - Mother and wife, full-time student. Would be recipient of funds. Goals are listed above. Some past activities include 4-H, Girl Scouts, various school and community theatre productions, Pre-Teen West Virginia (Went on to nationals in Baton Rouge), Marching and Concert band participant (trumpet and baritone)

Clay - Supportive husband and father 24 years of age, currently unemployed after being laid off from a 5 year heavy equipment operator position. Refuses to utilize any portion of the funds, looking for re-employment.

Marri - 4 years of age, if needed a small portion of the funds may be utilized to assist in the care of her basic needs.

Alice - 2 years of age, if needed a small portion of the funds may be utilized to assist in the care of her basic needs.

Riley - 7 months of age, if needed a small portion of the funds may be utilized to assist in the care of his basic needs.


Posted By Cassandra Hostuttler

February 03, 2019

Thanks to anyone who has viewed my campaign, no donations yet but still hoping! Close to starting a non-profit in my area, wish me luck.


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Mother Struggling For Higher Education

Cassandra Hostuttler, on behalf of

Cassandra Hostuttler

A full-time student and mother of three from West Virginia is requesting up to $4000 in assistance. Funds will be used for : Payment on tuition for an Associates' degree in Business Management and Accounting. Providing a safety net for the family who currently has extreme financial need.

Cassandra Hostuttler

Cassandra is a full-time mother pursuing her Associates Degree in Business Management and Accounting. She resides in West Virginia with her husband and three wonderful children. Her future goals include earning her Bachelors Degree and starting an agriculturally-based business.

New Martinsville, West Virginia