Back when I was in college I started doing working for the university catering company as a part time gig. A couple of buddies and I got put on by one of our mutual friends. The hours were sometimes wacky and the perks were nice (e.g., free food, wine).
However I needed to get a tuxedo to work the main events and I didn’t have the money to get one. Enter my aunt. She loaned me the money to buy a tux and it helped me a lot. I could work the gigs. I paid her back with my first paycheck that I got.
There are other instances of family helping me out but this was the first one that came to mind.