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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.
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[personal profile] alexseanchai
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] kshandra
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.

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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[personal profile] forests_of_fire
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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[personal profile] yohjideranged
**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!!

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[personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi
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:

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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[personal profile] aldersprig
My friend's sister/my friend Alice just lost her job unexpectedly, and she could use a little help to get a new place:

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!
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[personal profile] kshandra
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:

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.
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[personal profile] forests_of_fire
So my friend [personal profile] boywonder, who is amazing, has gotten accepted into law school and has enough scholarships that he won't have to worry about paying for school. He does have to worry about the cost of moving across the country with his husband and furkids, though, so he's holding a fundraiser here to raise the funds for the move.

Even if you can't donate, please signal boost. Tim's an amazing guy and he wants to go into human rights so he can help the QUILTBAG community. We really do need more people like him out there, helping us fight for the rights that we have yet to get.
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[personal profile] we
Some very good friends of ours are holding a fundraiser to help to pay for cancer treatments for their cat (who's served as an emotional support/accessibility animal), who has feline lymphoma. Please help them if you can!
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[personal profile] sharpest_asp
A friend of mine is in damn dire need of money for legal funds. Her livelihood is being threatened, and the poly/queer community is being vilified to try and take her down.

Help Fae is being run by and for [personal profile] ladyotterfae.

I have access to a paypal address for her if you do not wish to use gofundme.

Details not provided on the gofundme for reasons that involve privacy and trying not to stir MORE litigation below:

-I am entangled in a family dispute involving the care of my father, who is ill with a non-alzheimer's form of dementia. (Lewy body, with parkinsonism, for the medically inclined)

-I have been a massage therapist for nearly 7 years, with no ethical (or other) complaints filed until now. This complaint was filed by one of my family members, someone who has rarely bothered to see or interact with me in the last decade, and has certainly never been a client.

-Part of the 'evidence' against me is an advertisement I had long since forgotten placing on a poly-friendly professionals site. The claim is being made that poly = swingers = group sex = my morals are clearly in question because I work with these people, and I must be offering sexual services. (The implications are also being made about my statement of being alphabet-soup and kink friendly, but slightly less overtly. Heaven only knows what would have been claimed if said family member was aware of how many not-straight, transgender, and otherwise non-normative clients I see/have seen.)

Any assistance at all is highly appreciated. Donations, signal boosts, ANYTHING that helps her keep her professional credentials. There are several lives at risk due to this, from human to four-legged, as I don't think any human I know has a bigger heart for the unfortunate four-legs in this town. Mischa came to us via her, for instance.
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I'm a chronically ill, disabled almost-30 year-old who just found out I have three-and-a-half months to find a new home in Munich (bad). The new flat needs to be wheelchair-friendly, meet strict guidelines to be paid by the local state, and relatively renovated (almost impossible). I found such a flat (miracle!). In order to move in, I need 3600€ for fixtures and fittings to pay the owner by the end of this month (holycrapnoway).


My GoFundMe Page is here. Details, including direct payment options, are at my journal. Please boost the signal, whether you can help financially or not! THANK YOU!
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[personal profile] kaberett
My mate Rowan's laptop has died; he's running a GoFundMe to help with the cost of replacement. He's made heaps of themes for DW - chances are good that you are using or have used one. & he is generally a good bloke in a tough spot, handling this simultaneously with intersectional oppressions. We know it's hard for folk to find money at the moment - passing the link on would also be super-appreciated. <3
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[personal profile] sylvaine
[personal profile] sharpeningthebones is asking for help to get their car repaired. Them and their housemates are looking to get out of a really shitty living situation (like, their house is quite literally falling apart - one of the rooms doesn't have a roof, and only two of the rooms are actually livable) and they need their car to get all their stuff moved. One of their housemates, [personal profile] thelinesoflearning, is also offering tarot readings, writing, editing, audio recording, graphic making, and filking to raise money for this. Please consider helping if you have money to spare.

& misc

Mar. 24th, 2014 02:25 pm
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[personal profile] kaberett
I really, really wish there were adequate provisions for healthcare, but it continues to be the case that There Are Not. Kye Weber is fundraising for medically complex chest surgery.

[personal profile] alexseanchai signal-boosts about Tone-it-down Taupe. Key point: if you're autistic, over 16, and based in the US or Canada, and if a tablet computer would improve your life, you can apply for one. (If you don't meet those criteria, TIDT continues fundraising for more. :-)

Oh, and two copies of an anthology containing [personal profile] qian's latest are being given away - one to someone in Malaysia, one to the rest of the world!
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[personal profile] forests_of_fire
I had a surgery earlier this month and have had complications from it. I'm trying to raise money to afford wound care supplies while I heal, since they're not covered by my insurance. I'm selling tarot readings here and, even if you're not able to buy a reading, I'm giving away free 2-card readings.

If you could help out, even just to signal boost things, I'd appreciate it tons. Thanks.
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[personal profile] shoaling_souls
Hi everyone! My future wife and I have been in a ldr for four years now and she's a really good person and we love each other a lot and I want to spend the rest of my life with her. She's a software developer, but she was laid off a few years back and since then we've been working on building a website together that is finally almost done and ready to launch in a month or two which will be great because we'll start having an income again. We've got some opportunities for start up funds that'll be coming through possibly as soon as January or February, so if we can get to that point, we'll be okay.

But she was just a little bit late for rent recently and despite having been a tennant there for 13 years and always being on time before, they sent her an eviction notice. If she can't pay up, she'll be evicted a week before Christmas, and then we'll both end up homeless, far away from each other.

She's set up a gofundme thing, and I'm boosting the signal to try to keep this from happening. She is willing to either pay you back with interest or give you credit towards a paid account on our site once it's launched, whichever you prefer. She gives more information at the link about how she got to where she is right now, which you should read to make your own decision about whether to help. She is a survivor of a transmisogynistic hate crime, which she mentions in the post without going into graphic detail and it's trigger warned but I just wanted to give you a heads up if that will be triggery for you maybe skip that part. It's about halfway down the page or so. The PTSD stemming from that incident is a large factor in the bind she's in right now.

Anyway, please help if you can, either by donating or signal boosting. We'd really appreciate it.
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[personal profile] theorclair
I have just found out I need around ten thousand dollars worth of dental work. I live off social security disability checks and usually don’t have much money left to save.

Someone suggested a fundraiser for me. I’m trying to earn money in other ways but I decided now is not the time to be proud and set one up.

Link to picture of treatment plan:

I can beta fanfic for spelling and grammar in any fandom, or original fiction. edit: Or anything in English, really. If for some demented reason someone wants some oneshot or missing scene from the one fanfic I’m writing I’ll do that too.

Tumblr post (if you have a tumblr please reblog it!): If you don't have a tumblr share it on facebook or any other site you belong to.

This is causing me endless worry, since I've only been able to raise some of the funds.
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[personal profile] kshandra
My friend Angela "Muse" Williams was married just two weeks ago; a fire broke out in their home this morning in the pre-dawn hours. She and her husband escaped from an upstairs window, resulting in a broken foot for her, and their dogs are being treated for smoke inhalation. They quite literally have nothing but the clothes on their backs (not even shoes), and friends have set up an IndieGogo campaign to help them recover.
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[personal profile] jjhunter
20 hours left on the clock before it closes, so zoom over immediately to check out Big City Beauty (experienced beauty artist making the leap to opening her own salon and boutique).
'I've served as a volunteer at domestic violence and sexual assault emergency shelters giving haircuts and manicures to women before they go on job interviews, I've always given away free haircuts to kids under 13 - regardless of their parents' financial situation. Looking good truly can help us feel good, too.' )

At this point, every little bit helps - seriously, every dollar, every signal boost. This is the kind of small business that shelters and grows community out and about in the world; I hope you'll join me in investing what you can spare.


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