With everyone reading this someone must know Ellen DeGeneres, or Steve Harvey, or Oprah, or some other philanthropist who would fall in love with our Little Louie and save his house for him......I believe in the Akashic.....however you want to spell it, and I believe in Karma.....so I am projecting my Karma into the Akashic and crossing my fingers......Namaste
We were served summons' from the sheriff today to appear in court - our mortgage company is suing us for foreclosure. STILL WE WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!! Who knows how many people are reading this and who you all know.....we need an ELLEN DEGENERES or OPRAH WINFREY or BILL GATES or some wealthy, king person or company to HELP right now! NAMASTE to all who have given.....we love you all. Please help spread the word....
Our goal is still, and will remain, to find three people or organizations to donate $1000 each - Please dig deep into your heart and pockets as we REALLY need this - combined with our other Angels this month these three very special people will keep us afloat. Now as an extra special treat Louie Jr. is including one of his very famous original paintings with most donations....see below for details.
with great hope and greater humility,
The ever-grateful Vitale Family
Our goal today is to find three people or organizations to donate $1000 each - Please dig deep into your heart and pockets as we REALLY need this - combined with our other Angels this month these three very special people will keep us afloat. Now as an extra special treat Louie Jr. is including one of his very famous original paintings with most donations....see below for details.
with great hope and greater humility,
The ever-grateful Vitale Family
"I thank the Lord there's people out there like you..." --Elton John
help....please. Our dream - getting an Extreme Makeover - is turning into a living nightmare. We have no pride left and would do anythingfor our son. If we lose this house finding a wheelchair accessible place to live is, well, unlikely. It is awful to live with this gut wrenching terrified feeling knowing we have not brought this on ourselves. PLEASE help preserve the miracel of this home. We will pay it forward a million times over.
When it rains, it floods....I lost my job and we need your help now more than ever. The mortgage payment is looming just less than a week away and we are over $1000 short. Looking for our angels - we need you now.
Wow! Major support rolled in and saved us from foreclosure in March in the nick of time! We still have a long way to go to get out of the woods....anyone ready to take up blazing the trail towards security for Loue Jr.?
Dont forget to catch our interview on Fox - It is being run twice Thursday night and twice Friday morning. Thank you all for getting us 1/4 of the way to our goal! We still believe Louie Jr. will touch enough hearts to push us to our goal!
Just had great fun doing our interview with the crew from Fox. Our segment will be airing on Feb. 13th on Fox News at 10pm and 11pm, and Feb. 14th on the two morning newscasts :-) That's a lot of exposure!!!! Thank you Fox and Go Fund Me for making it possible for us to reach out to our extended community.
Fox News is coming to interview us!!!! We will post details as they are available :-) This is a direct result of THIS campaign! You are all making the magic happen.....Namaste
Each day we are creeping closer to our goal! The continuing show of support is humbling and so very deeply appreciated. With the funds we have raised we were able to make a partial payment, buying us some more time. We believe in our hearts time is all we need to raise these funds for Louie Jr. We just need time for everyone to spread the word......Louie is so loved by so many millions of people who were inspired by him on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. We feel in our hearts they will support Louie Jr. in his time of need once again :-)
We haven't given up on Louie's house...please don't give up either! Hang in there with us - help us get the word out. Namaste..........
We are 10% there!! We can make our goal if we stick to it! Share this with your friends.
A Great BIG Thank you to Heather, my forever LMC, for asking her family to donate to Louie's cause in honor of her birthday this year <3 I love you and we are so, so, so inspired by your kindness. Rock on, Booger Girl (inside joke) :-) Mush and Guts
LOVE you ALL the MUCHEST. We can still make it!
Please. We are nearing the deadline.
Thank you all!!! Your support means much more to us than just money....it touches our hearts to know you care about our family. Some people have asked for more information about our situation. When we were blessed with being given a home by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, we were naive in thinking ABC would pay off our mortgage (though in hindsight we were never given any indication at any point that any such thing would happen). We knew our taxes would go up, but thought with no mortgage we could handle the taxes. Our taxes went from $1300 to almost $8000 a year. After five years, we have finally exhausted all our resources and have fallen behind on our taxes and mortgage. We tried putting the house on the market, however, we can not in this market. We welcome any questions and will answer them honestly. Thank you all once more!
The boys wanted to say a few things....this was a spur of the moment video - no coaching or pep talk or anything of that sort. We are so proud to have such consciencious young men as our sons.
We are creeping towards our goal! We have a little more than two weeks to make it happen....go team!!!!!!
The ball is rolling again! Lets keep it growing! Like a giant snowball of support :-)
We are so grateful to all of you! Some people have asked how we can be so public with our private life....the simple answer is if it Lou or I needed help for ourselves, we would not go public; however, when it comes to our children, we are not to proud to ask for help when we need it, and this house is simply not ours to lose. There are 923 people in our Go Fund Me network....a mere $10 each is all it takes! Please help us get the ball rolling again. We love you all and are so honored by your support :-)
Going to bed now and praying a wealthy philanthropist finds this page as we are all sleeping and makes a $9000 donation to add to all your generous donations that have brought us so far so fast!
Louie would never have been able to do this without this amazing home....
Lets go viral! Post a link on your facebook page, or email your friends and encourage them to give a few dollars :-) It adds up fast as you can see!!
Thank you all for your genoristy. We are humbled by the immediate and steady support for our son. Thank you for coming together to make this happen for our little man and our whole family.
Please help us keep louie's handicapped accessible house given to him by our community through Extreme Makeover. The taxes are more than our mortgage and we have been hanging on by our teeth for months....borrowing money, working double shifts....anything to keep from losing a house that was entrusted to us for our son. We are about to lose everything and ask you to make whatever small donation you can to help us keep louie's home. .......'.. we got this house when our supporters rallied behind us in an email campaign to nominate us....we need that same level of commitment and enthusiasm now! Even a $5 donation gets us that much closer and if we pull together as a community we can do this for our little Louie! Losing his home would be beyond devastating especially as we would be hard pressed to secure a wheelchair friendly rental. Please repost this and encourage your friends to help a family in dire need through no fault of our own.
After eight years of showcasing art by children with special needs in our online gallery, Angel Boy Art is ready to expand! Our new gallery in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, will also serve as a home base for hosting community projects to integrate children with and without special needs.
We are proud to announce we will be implementing an after school program tailored to children with special needs! This new space is what will make this program possible and this will be the ONLY program of its kind in Vermont!
Our volunteers and staff have been hitting the pavement to collect donations and run fundraisers. We have raised $6,000 of our needed $7,500 and ask your support in bridging the gap. We have located a perfect space in downtown Brattleboro and must act quickly to sign the lease. Please consider getting in the holiday spirit by donating to a nonprofit. You can make our gift in someone else's name for a nice holiday gift. The names of all donors will be painted on the "Donor Wall" at the gallery.