Cushions Start up funds

$1,845 of $1 goal

Raised by 93 people in 33 months
Chris Snapp  RICHLAND, WA
Cushions..... from Websters dictionary..... a soft object that is used to make something more comfortable or protect from damage

After the death of my son, a concept started building inside of me. I want to open a place for kids here in the Tri-cities to come have fun but also learn life skills. Some of the things we plan to offer is first off and formost a clean and sober club for the kids to come dance and sing. We would hope that a 12 step program would find us as a good place to call home. Additionally we want to offer art, gardening, cooking, a studio for bands to play as loud as they want (a few things mentioned by the kids). We would ask friends and volunteers from the comunity to come demonstrate their skills and abilities sharing these skills with the kids. Our concept is watch it and do it...... but really just do it.

We want to reach out to the youth and find out what they want and need to help them be successful and have fun.
 
I additionally resolve that if our club does not come to be all funds will be returned to their source. We are not looking to make any money off of this but just help the youth out there.

My son went from couch to couch..... lost and misguided. Hence the name Cushions, a soft place to call home. I think websters explains it all!

Evidently the site automaticly creates a monetary goal. I want to make it perfectly clear that money is NOT our goal but helping the kids is. Any donation would be appreciated even if all you can give is time.
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Update 10
Posted by Chris Snapp
20 months ago
Hello Friends, Just want to remind everyone that we can always use donations. Our friends at the Sunset Event Center set us up for getting things started this year and we are grateful. Funds are slowly dwindling. We have been reaching out to community youths just like we promised. Please consider setting up a reoccurring payment to help keep us on track. If you can't do 5$ a month, a one time contribution is also appreciated. Remember it is tax deductible!

Thanks again for your continued support.
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Update 9
Posted by Chris Snapp
29 months ago
Well we made a lot of new friends at cool desert nights. I had a few folks ask about donating, I referred them to our site so we could track and get receipts out. This idea is blossoming and we can't even begin to tell you how eager we are to get to work.

First off, I am not great at this but it is a necessary evil. Cushions has no reliable operating budget. We now have over three hundred and fifty friends. If EACH OF OUR FRIENDS could set up a recurring monthly donation of ten dollars...... well all of the sudden we have a facility and can start actively making a difference.

It is our desire to friend everyone who comes through our doors.... everybody needs friends..... and we need our friends.

Secondly, thank you..... for believing in our cause, for helping me through critical times.... but MOST importantly, for caring for those who need us.

Chris.
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Update 8
Posted by Chris Snapp
32 months ago
Hey Friends,

Thanks again for the support! Please continue to stay up to date with Cushions at https://www.facebook.com/tricitycushions.

Please like our page and be part of our village.

Warm regards.
Chris
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Update 7
Posted by Chris Snapp
32 months ago
Thank you Ed Tampos for the great logo!!!
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Sherri Wistisen
32 months ago

I'm so glad to hear it coming together piece by piece! I posted on your wall some suggestions about volunteers (highschool kids are always looking for community hours where they can volunteer) so when you are ready for volunteers, Try to give information to each of the highschool guidance counselors and principals. So proud of you all!!!

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Missy Schumacher
33 months ago

I'm totally willing to volunteer and help raise funds. My son and step kids were Josh's friends and I agree this area needs this!! Please let me know the info needed to help in any way

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Laura Kramer
33 months ago

I would like to volunteer - please send me information if possible.

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Miguel Cardenas
33 months ago

I would like to volunteer as much time as possible info for this would be great! Ty

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Tricia Goodnight
33 months ago

I soul

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AnneMarie Mallon
33 months ago

I would be happy to volunteer my time when this is up and going, being a mother of two I know how to cook and bake and would love to help the kids with that and also anything else they are needing help with or even just someone to talk to.

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$1,845 of $1 goal

Raised by 93 people in 33 months
Created February 17, 2014
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Sherri Wistisen
32 months ago

I'm so glad to hear it coming together piece by piece! I posted on your wall some suggestions about volunteers (highschool kids are always looking for community hours where they can volunteer) so when you are ready for volunteers, Try to give information to each of the highschool guidance counselors and principals. So proud of you all!!!

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Missy Schumacher
33 months ago

I'm totally willing to volunteer and help raise funds. My son and step kids were Josh's friends and I agree this area needs this!! Please let me know the info needed to help in any way

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Laura Kramer
33 months ago

I would like to volunteer - please send me information if possible.

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Miguel Cardenas
33 months ago

I would like to volunteer as much time as possible info for this would be great! Ty

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Tricia Goodnight
33 months ago

I soul

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AnneMarie Mallon
33 months ago

I would be happy to volunteer my time when this is up and going, being a mother of two I know how to cook and bake and would love to help the kids with that and also anything else they are needing help with or even just someone to talk to.

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