A lawyer in Fort Lauderdale announced on LinkedIn that he would do his best to help send broke college students home for the holidays.
Jonathan Pollard says he remembers what it’s like to be broke and to not be able to afford a plane ticket home for the holidays. Although he can’t help everyone, he wants to pitch in and help as many students as possible.
This is what he wrote:
“If you’re a college student and you want to go home for Thanksgiving, but can’t afford the plane ticket home, I’m pitching in. I will book your ticket.
You must be in college, have financial need, and be able to prove that you are excelling in academics, sports, or extracurricular activities. Basically, you have to be excellent at whatever your passion is.
If you’re in college, can demonstrate excellence and need help getting home, just send me a message. I’m a small time nobody and can’t possibly afford to help everyone out there. But I’ll do my part. I’ll help as many people as I can. Because I don’t want anybody staying on campus alone because they can’t afford to get home. Trust me.
I know what it’s like to be in college, flat broke and too poor to go home. Well it’s not happening to you. Not on my watch.
I could go buy a new truck or I could send a bunch of young folks home for Thanksgiving. Seems like a no brainer to me.
I never forgot what it’s like and I never will.”
Image Credit: Jonathan Pollard