February 14, 2017

Gofundme campaign for a Mother and children who need a place to live

This gofundme campaign is to help a mother and her children have money needed for a place to live along with moving expenses and utility deposits. I hope you can find it in your hearts to help this family in their time of need. Thank you and may God bless you.

Hello everyone,

I am in a really tight spot and in need of help keeping my family together. We need money to rent an apartment that is near my child's school and help to move us there. I have to move by the end of February 2017.

I apologize that I didn't post a real photo. I'm going through a divorce now.
The panic, the heart racing, upset stomach is real

I have been renting a room in a house of a "friend" at the time and it was not written on a contract, just verbal. I was always just told how much each month I owed and never got to see the energy bills. The rent kept getting increased to the point all my money was taken each month and my adult daughter helped out so I could keep my checking account open. On February 1st, I was told by the person that the house we were all living in had sold and I had to be out at the beginning of March and she refused to take rent from me. She told me the other renters would be out too. It turned out that it was only me that it was said to and not the others. (alot went on that I left out)

I and my 2 kids, have no where to go and no money saved because of the high rent we were paying. Even local family here did not want to help. We just needed a temporary place to stay so I could save money for2 to 3 months and then start apartment hunting. I am crying as I type this because it seems bleak. I would have to donate all our stuff, furniture, everything and let my youngest stay with her dad and I and my oldest live out of my car. I live in the high desert and that prospect makes me sad. I can't qualify for any assistance from welfare because I am still technically married. I do get food stamps. I will be divorced on April 1st so then I can get help but then I wouldn't need to if all this didn't happen.

My oldest daughters dream was to get her GED, then go to school to learn phlebotomy and get a job after. It breaks my heart that now that she may not have a stable place to stay so she can follow her dream.
My youngest daughter is doing good at the current school she is going to. She is not being bullied there.

I know I am responsible for all the bad in my life. I am a child of abuse who seems to attract all the wrong people in my life. Perhaps if I had better self esteem I would have done better. I'm really trying to do better.

Thank you or reading this if you got this far and thank you for helping me, if even to share this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

August 24, 2010

Awareness Button Giveaway

Jasmine at Zazzle Elite is having an Awareness Button Giveaway. The button is designed much like a medical alert bracelet including ailment and emergency contact information. Jasmine says:
"I have a younger (who is a lot older now) sister with Autism and I know how scary it can be for a parent to send their child off to school or on a field trip and worry about if their child were to get lost, so I'd like to offer a button to someone and help ease their worries this school year. This contest is open to everyone in the United States."

Other ailments may be added to the button. Please visit Zazzle Elite for details and contest entry.

June 28, 2010

Link love

Do you have a family friendly website for your home business? I have just added a Link Love topic to the Discussion tabs of my Facebook fan pages. Stop by and leave your links. While you are there I would love it if you joined my pages.

Both pages are Zazzle related. One is for Family Friendly Gifts by Zazzle artist including myself. The other is for awareness, charity, and cause related designs by Zazzlers. You don't have to be a Zazzle shopkeeper to leave your links. Link Love may help you get noticed and bring more fans and followers to your blogs, fan pages, and websites. That can mean more customers!

If you have a Facebook Page for your business consider adding Link Love to it. This is also a great way to build your network. Please keep in mind that my pages are family friendly and do not add inappropriate links. Thank you.

June 23, 2010

Autism and a mother's love

Today I came across the blog of a special Zazzler named Angela. She is a devoted mother of a child with Autism. Angela shares her family's story with a mother's love. Here are the words from her Zazzle profile. Yes this saves on typing but it also shows why I am compelled to send you away to another blog smilie.

Describes themself as: Mother of three. Oldest Son is 21yr and Daughter who is 17yr, Youngest child (13 yr. old Boy)has autism. Married for 20 years and just getting stronger every day due to the help of my wonderful husband and loving children. Every day is a roller coaster of adventures, but never is one day dull and boring. Determination, togetherness, understanding, and unconditional love is my family's best friends.

Personal Interests: To strive every day to help our son live day to day with comfort and love. To help my other children feel the same attention and love we give our youngest. To work hard to to make a successful business so our son will not be held back financially to receive the help he needs in the present or future, as well as giving our older children a head start in life.

Artistic Interests: Love to write poetry,short stories, and can draw just about anything I set my mind to.

Angela's blog A Way Through Autism An excellent resource for anyone dealing with Autism. Please visit her Zazzle Shop also. Eyes of Autism

May 15, 2010

Zazzler that donates all proceeds

When Zazzler Causes was first started I thought it would be an easy task. There are so many cause and awareness designs on Zazzle. Something has made things difficult however. That is keeping my sites Family Friendly. It turns out many designs incorporate foul language. Also many designs raising money for breast cancer research use terms for breast that are not at all family friendly. I want to call attention to a Zazzler that donates all proceeds to charities! On top of that her designs are family friendly.

Barbara has this message at the top of her shop.

"All proceeds will be donated to mesothelioma research in memory of my Uncle (12/31/08) , March of Dimes in memory of my grandson (11/12/97) & Breast Cancer Research in memory of Onelia Barcon 4/12/07."

I would like to say Thank you Barbara. Here are several products from her shop. Please help Barbara with her cause and make a purchase.

Jesus on the Cross postcardGerber Daisy stickerWalking for a cause - save babies stickerBlue Cornflower sticker stickerDaisy and Bee cardflowers and butterflies stampThinking of You! PostcardHappy Birthday PostcardGerber Daisy TshirtWalk for a cause - March of Dimes shirt

For more great products please visit Barbara's Zazzle Shop.

May 10, 2010

Wildlife Forever Fundraiser

While reading the Zazzle forum today I got pleasant surprise. A shopkeeper posted the Children's State-Fish Art Contest winners art. Even if I could draw I would be impressed with these young artist! The contest is open to kids in grades 4 - 12. The children are using their skill to help raise money for a worthwhile cause. Here is a quote form the Zazzle shop.

"Wildlife Forever is America’s leading multi-species fish and wildlife conservation organization. As a 501(c) nonprofit charity, we rely on the tax-deductible donations and purchases of those with a passion for the outdoors. We’re hoping that is you.

Outdoor education for children is a big part of what we do and the State-Fish Art Contest is our signature program. You will be surprised at the quality of the winning artwork."

Here are a few more examples:

bass mousepadtropical fish stampLeaping Bass Business Card Template profilecardRAINBOW TROUT Business Card Template profilecard

Please visit the Wildlife Forever Fundraiser shop at Zazzle and make a purchase to help their cause.

March 29, 2010

Crawling For A Cause Breast Cancer Infant Onesie / Creeper

Crawling For A Cause shirt

Crawling For A Cause II

Jigsaw Blocks

All Proceeds From Sale Of This Item Donated To American Cancer Society For Breast Cancer Research & Treatment. Shop Blazen Designs for more Cancer Awareness designs and help find a cure.