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[personal profile] aldersprig2017-09-08 09:30 am

Giraffe (Zebra) Call Open!

I am opening a Giraffe Call Prompt Call with the theme of Autumn, Fall, and Falling.

In short: Leave a prompt, get a fic. Signal boosts extend the Signal boost Story if you let me know.



Funds raised will help me afford the bathroom renovations that I really want.

Prompting is free; tipping gets you more words and more fics.

Maybe a little help?

So, my partner and I are going out of state next month to look for a new place to live. Unfortunately, when we leave, we'll have little to no extra money on us in case something happens. Between that and us generally living paycheck to paycheck (I'm on disability and my partner does not have steady work), we can always use the extra cash.

So, I'm offering to do a bunch of different stuff in exchange for help.

If you are kind enough to signal boost and then let me know, I'm willing to give you three sentence fiction, a haiku, a tarot card, or a pull from my shufflemancy playlist. Also, if you want more than one thing from me, I'm willing to knock off 10% of your total cost.
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[personal profile] pipisafoat2017-08-04 01:35 pm

Raising Riley: Help me pay to raise my sweet puppy into a wonderful service dog!

https://www.youcaring.com/raising-riley


I'm reaching out to you, my friends and supporters, in a time of need. My current service dog Winky is coming up on retirement, and I need a replacement worker. I adopted a lovely rottweiler named Riley who shows great promise even now at 3 months old, but we could really use some help paying for her training and necessities. I've set up a YouCaring fundraiser but would be happy to work with you if you'd like to donate in another way. Please help me if you're able - and please share this fundraiser far and wide.

Without a service dog, I'm not able to do so many things that you probably take for granted. Without a service dog, I can't drive, shop, get a decent night's sleep, keep medical appointments, meet up with friends in public, or any number of other things. With Winky's help (and in the future, Riley's help), I've gone from dissociating several times a day in unsafe situations to only a few times a week with enough warning to get to a safe situation before it starts. With his help, my panic attacks are daily instead of hourly. With his help, I've pursued new hobbies, met new friends, tried new food, and been able to leave my house more than half of my days instead of locking myself in my bedroom in a ball of terror most days. My quality of life is vastly improved with the assistance of a trained service dog, and I'm afraid that if I'm not able to give Riley that training, I'll end up back where I started. Please, please, please, if you can spare even a penny, please help me stay as independent as I am now. If you can't spare a penny, please ask your friends and family if they can help me. I hope to be able to return to work as an Occupational Therapy Assistant with continued help from my doctors and therapist, but I will need Riley at my side to do that. Help me financially, and I will help Riley learn, and she will help me, and together we will help more people recover from surgeries, strokes, and illnesses.

Thank you for reading this, and thank you for helping us. I love and appreciate every single person who reads, donates, and shares. You are awesome.

https://www.youcaring.com/raising-riley

pay me to write for you!

I am selling short fiction to the buyer's prompt. Approximately four cents a word, which means if you give me $15, I'll shoot for 375 words. But you might get 400. :)

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is generously matching the words, so that if you give me $15 and give us each a prompt, you get two stories of about 375 words each!

Further details at both links. This is a fundraiser for moving expenses—and my July student loan payment, because I don't have that cash on hand anymore, having paid the security deposit with it.

Thank you for reading.
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[personal profile] kshandra2017-05-03 12:32 pm

SF Bay Area bi group could use some help

The (San Francisco) Bay Area Bisexual Network, celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2017, is stepping out from under the umbrella of our fiscal sponsor and filing for 501(c)3 status.

https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/bay-area-bisexual-network

Our fundraiser is badly stalled out, and could use a push. ;-) Please consider a donation to help with our operating costs, and if you can't afford to contribute, please boost the signal.
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Fundraiser for Weezie

After being hit by a car over the weekend, Weezie went into the ER and found out they needed surgery. After surgery, a series of traumatic incidents occured: a nurse broke two of their fingers and they went untreated for days, forced psych evaluation, involuntary admission into multiple mental health facilities, and more.

Weezie is now home safely, but there are going to be lots of expenses, so I'm hoping we can help fund some of this.
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Looking for Web Hosting Roomies

Hello, all! I hope it is okay to post this here. Because money has been a bit tight but I am still hoping to keep my personal sites up, I'm looking for people who would be interested in sharing the costs of a web hosting plan with me. I've barely used up a fraction of my available disk space so unless you are planning on a very media-heavy site, there's plenty of room for blogs and such!

At the moment I've got two potentially interested friends, so the more we are, the less each person has to pay. :) I'm currently more familiar with installing WordPress sites and attaching domains to those, but if you're more interested in a personal folder I'll have to look into setting up passwords and such.

For the sake of transparency, my current plan is at $60/yr, so if there's two of us, it's $30/yr, if there's three of us, $20/yr, four of us, $15/yr, and so on... this just excludes custom domain name fees, and you can purchase yours wherever you feel most comfortable and I'll take care of attaching the domain to the account. But if you're okay with having a free subdomain at either melgcabral.com, doodleaday.org, or kasiyahan.me, that's okay, too--no extra fee for that. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!! ♥

Boosting a Kickstarter project

Hey guys, this only has 9 days to make it's goal! They only need to raise about $750.

This looks really awesome and would be so great if it were fully funded.

Boost  on social media if you can?

Papers and Paychecks Kickstarter: A roleplaying game of workers and students in an industrialized and technological society, based on Will McLean's original cartoon.

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Alex Needs To Finish College, Powered By GoFundMe

I need an estimated $2100 by the beginning of April in order to get my diploma in the mail. I want to walk at graduation mid-June; that will take an additional estimated $2000. I plan to apply after graduation for another program of study; it has no tuition, but required texts and strongly recommended references will total an estimated $400 and additional recommended texts an estimated $2000.

If you are willing and able to help me finish college, please donate and/or signal-boost.

Thank you!

Really need some help

**EDIT: Sadly we lost Hermen during prepping for surgery. I am now trying to raise funds to pay off his final bill.

I was already a bit down on my financial luck this month after a car repair pretty much drained out my savings, but now I really need some help.

My cat, Hermen, is going in for surgery tomorrow to remove a bladder stone that we have been trying to treat with a food based stone dissolution diet for the past 8 months. Unfortunately, that plan didn't work and he has to have the surgery. An expensive surgery that my household can't afford. So, I am asking for help. The good news is that there are several ways that you can help!

1. You can check out Hermen's fundraiser on YouCaring. Donations are greatly appreciated. I don't want him to suffer with this.

2. If you want to make a donation to Hermen's bills directly, I have a post with my vet's phone number. They are happily taking credit card payments over the phone to help Hermen. They vet techs really like him. :)

3. I am selling a bunch of random things. I also have a book/CD/DVD donation drive in the same post where you can name your donation amount, though you will have to pay shipping. Please have a look and see if you would be interested.

4. This one is absolutely free - please, please, please signal boost the heck out of any of the above. Our cat really needs the care and while the vet does payment plans, they only do them for 90 days out. Unfortunately with the enormity of the surgery bill, we won't be able to pay in full by the end of 90 days. I don't want to compromise our good standing with our vet since I want Hermen to continue to receive good care.

Any monies raised above and beyond Hermen's needs will be put into a vet fund to help another family in dire financial need with their vet bills.

Thank you so much!!

Signal boost: Petition related to US trademark of the term "invisible disability"

gross ableism )

If you can, please help signal boost, as I am currently low on spoons.

(Currently cross-posted to my own journal, headed over to [community profile] disability to cross-post.)

Help my mom, stepdad, and sibs

Long story very short, my mom and siblings need to be out of their current place by the end of July. She and my stepdad can't get a mortgage because he currently works in Hawaii, but they want to buy in (ideally!) Washington (state, not DC ;) ); my stepdad is applying to jobs in WA, but as y'all know, job hunting is often NOT a fast process.

So, since July is fast approaching (and that IS a hard and fast deadline, sadly), they're trying to raise enough that my mom and sibs can afford somewhere to stay in the interim, and ideally get driving lessons for her (she hasn't driven in over a decade!), my siblings who are old enough, and job retraining for her, since she's been a stay-at-home mom for many, many years. (And believe me, we appreciate it, but now it's a bit disadvantageous for her!)

My mom & sibs would also love to be able to keep their cats; barring that, to rehome them in good places that can afford to take care of them properly!

Here's the link: https://gogetfunding.com/buy-a-house-driver-training-and-job-training-oh-my/

They're asking for US$10,000 which, judiciously used, should get them somewhere for (hopefully!) long enough. I know it's a lot, but even if you only have US$1 to spare - or if you can't afford even that (we know very well money is tight for many) please, please signal boost - they, and I, would be so very, very grateful!

(Stretch goals: $$ for me to come visit them at some point, and/or for sibs (and me??) to visit our new stepfamily in Hawaii.

(Insane stretch goal: enough to buy a house. Probably won't happen, but it's really nice to imagine! ;D)

Cross posted to my tumblr here, please boost there too if so inclined.

(I hope I have this tagged correctly!)

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I have been having a rotten run of luck and health. Because of this, even with a second job, I am not breaking even. I am behind on my rent. If I'm not lucky (and if I don't ask for assistance), I will be evicted. Please assist in donating and signal boosting if you can. :) https://www.gofundme.com/257d97tz

Signal boost: Donations for vet bills for small scale animal rescue (raze)

Signal Boosting for [personal profile] raze:
Crowd funding for surgical costs incurred by a small scale animal rescue in central Alabama
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For those of you unfamiliar with [personal profile] raze, please know that they do AMAZING work for many, many animals that would otherwise be completely abandoned or unnecessarily euthanized. Any donations made will go a very long way; they are currently trying to raise $500 for vet bills.

You can also find more about [personal profile] raze 's animals -- including animal rescue and animal care info -- via allcreaturessmall on tumblr (there is also a dw feed for the tumblr if that's your jam). There's miniature pigs and all sorts of creatures, it's worth a look.
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[personal profile] cesy2016-04-22 05:38 pm

Beyond the Binary crowdfunder

Beyond the Binary is a magazine run for non-binary people in the UK by non-binary people in the UK. It's also a great place for allies to learn more about non-binary experiences, and is read by people worldwide.

They're currently doing a Crowdfunder to help increase under-represented voices such as non-binary people of colour and AMAB and intersex non-binary people. They give a good explanation on their crowdfunding page and their main site of how and why they want to pay some of their volunteer writers.

I've really enjoyed their articles, and thought it may be of interest to some people reading here. I know one of their editors and they do great work.
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[personal profile] ranalore2016-04-09 11:47 pm
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Replacing Ruined Mattress

Last weekend, my bedroom ceiling suddenly leaked and then collapsed on top of my bed, ruining my mattress topper and mattress. I'm on disability and without renter's insurance, so I'm seeking to raise money to replace the mattress. I've got the details listed here.

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Coworker is going to be homeless if we don't raise money. Please assist: gofund.me/txuxs28k

Update:Ended up having to remove the campaign, as coworker was super uncomfortable with people helping.
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[personal profile] aldersprig2016-02-23 09:53 pm

GoFundme Signal Boost: Emergency Moving Fund

My friend's sister/my friend Alice just lost her job unexpectedly, and she could use a little help to get a new place: https://www.gofundme.com/7eqtfg2s

Just today, my sister Alice was abruptly laid off from her job with no warning, leaving her with no income, no insurance, and an apartment she can't pay rent on without that last paycheck.

Plus, without that job, she's rushing to find someplace that she can not only afford, but can also find a new job from.


Please help Alice out if you can!

https://www.gofundme.com/7eqtfg2s
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[personal profile] kshandra2016-02-18 05:07 pm

Liberate Maggie & Reunite Her With Her Children

The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project is looking for donations to help a bisexual woman make her $3,000 immigration bond. Maggie is afraid that if she is returned to Poland, she'll face persecution for her sexual orientation. She has two small children who have been separated from her for over a month.

Learn more (and contribute if you can) here: https://www.nycharities.org/fundraise/screens/donate.aspx?id=133

I have no direct connection to this effort; the link came to me via the (SF) Bay Area Bisexual Network discussion list, and as I am not in a position to contribute myself, I wanted to get the word out.