Monday, July 26, 2010

Please Become a Founding Member of Hopeful Parents

Let's not beat around the bush. In order for Hopeful Parents to qualify as a tax-exempt organization, we need to pay a one-time fee of $850 to our federal government.

Are you willing to become a Founding Member of Hopeful Parents to help us meet this goal of $850?

The bottom line? We're looking for 34 people to contribute $25. If you're one of the first 34 people to join Hopeful Parents, you'll forever be remembered in this organization's history as one of our founders.

Do you have $25 to become a member?

I hope you'll consider it. We really need the money.

I, for one, would like to see Hopeful Parents lifted from electronic existence and begin advocating at the local, state and national levels. I would love to see this organization put faces with names through local and regional chapters. I have hopes for a retreat for our community in several towns across the nation, where we as parents could find comfort and solace with one another in a tranquil setting somewhere -- even for only day!

But this will only work -- we can only get to where we're going -- by taking one step at a time. We've come a long way since this blog started a year and a half ago. I don't want $850 to stop us from continuing to pursue our dreams.

Could you please become a Founding Member of Hopeful Parents? And do it today? I'd love to get this filing off to the IRS tomorrow!

17 comments:

  1. Christina, I clicked through to Paypal to do this, because I want to help. When I got there, it was showing a $50 charge....broken down as $25 for the contribution and $25 for "shipping". There wasn't a way to change it either, if someone wanted to just contribute $25 as you had requested us to do. Any thoughts? Just asking as a poor, unemployed college student...........

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  2. Christina ShaverJuly 26, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Thanks lowcountrymom. My mistake. I just fixed it.

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  3. Liane Kupferberg CarterJuly 26, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    Done!

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  4. Thanks, Christina, and I just went and made my contribution. :) (this is Jennifer Gossett, btw) What a wonderful thing you're doing with all this.....keep up the good work!

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  5. For you and Hopeful Parents: OF COURSE! Done.

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  6. Absolutely, I'll help. Done!

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  7. Done! And I will turn in my writer contract soon, too (it's my twins' birthday week, AND pre-BlogHer prep, AND my best friend is having surgery Friday, so I'm a madwoman)

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  8. I'm in too! Hope you get to your number today!

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  9. Happy to support you and others in being a Hopeful Parent. Keep up the good work.

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  10. Just donated, thanks for the heads up.

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  11. THANK YOU everyone!!!!! I can't tell you how wonderful and AWESOME this is!!!

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  12. Happy to be a part! Love your vision for community!

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  13. Happy to contribute! My grandson (4 years old) has autism, and my daughter gets a lot of hope from your site.

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