I’m part of a group of people who donate each month to It Starts With Us, dedicated to ” building a global community of individuals focused on making a positive impact in the lives of the people around them.”
“In January we brought in around $5,000, of which we gave Jill around $2,500, as well as many other gifts of goods and services from team members all over the world. For this month, February, we chose a recipient family that really, really touched our hearts, and in doing so we took on a challenge that is well beyond the strength of our team at the moment.
Here’s the story in a nutshell: The Rewolinski family consists of a mom, a dad, and three children. The two older boys (Ethan, 7 and Alex, 6) are autistic and need constant attention. The family has been trying to obtain a specially trained service dog to help with the boys . . . especially to stay near Alex, who will attempt to run away at any time. They’re all ready to have a dog placed in their home by a wonderful organization called 4 Paws for Ability. I know it’s a fantastic organization because J. and I took a trip down to Ohio to inspect the facility and make sure it was awesome (which it was).
4 Paws works with the family to place a dog in their home, free of charge and with no waiting list. The one thing the family must agree to do is provide $13,000 worth of fundraising for 4 Paws, which is a non-profit organization.
And that’s where Love Drop comes in.
We made it our goal this month to help them raise the $13,000 necessary to get them started training with their dog and get it placed in their home as soon as possible. Great goal, powerful story, amazing thing our community can help out with this month, right? Right. Except with our business model, we’d have to bring in double that revenue in the form of contributions to make it happen. And we’re simply not there yet – we just launched this project a month ago, and our membership is still small.
Good cause, eh?
Here’s where we come in: I am donating all proceeds from readings now through February 28th to help them reach the $13,000 goal. But I’m going to make it really, really easy for you to jump in and help!
How you can help
For a donation of $25 to 4 Paws for Ability, you will get a 30 minute phone reading with me (use whenever you want)
For a donation of $50, you will get a one hour session with me (can be a reading, cord cutting … whatever you wish to use whenever you want)
For a donation of $100 or more, you will get a 2 sessions with me: one 30 minute and one 60 minute to use whenever you want. (Reading, healing, coaching, mentoring … your choice)
How you can donate
1) Give money through Love Drop
You can do this quickly and easily on our site here: http://www.lovedrop.us/get-involved. There are directions provided to subscribe monthly via PayPal, to do a one-time donation via PayPal, or give by credit card or physical check. We will make sure that everything we get this month (up to $13,000) goes straight over to 4 Paws and is accounted for correctly. If you’re an individual or business that gives a significant amount, we will include your information on our “Friends of Ethan and Alex” page here.
2) Give money directly to 4 Paws
If you want to make a larger, tax-deductible donation directly to 4 Paws, you can do so here: http://www.4pawsforability.org/donation.html. (Just make very sure to note that the money goes toward the Alex Rewolinski account.)
Once you’ve made your donation, please email me and send me your paypal receipt or other proof of donation and we’ll get your appointment on the books.
(email address is Lisa [at] practicallyintuitive.com)
Please check the Love Drop site to read more about their mission and work. They are truly “being the change” in this world.
We can do that, too.