Well, enough of the sob story but I thought you may like a little bit of background before I presented this request. Due to the disabilities of my parents it is difficult at best, and actually unsafe for them to get into and out of the bathtub because of the rather high sides. Our goal is to raise enough money to pay for a complete bathroom makeover with a walk-in shower, so that it will be safer and easier for them to clean up adequately on a regular basis.
The cost for this makeover will be in the neighborhood of $7,000. (I have included a screenshot of the proposal sent to us by one of the contractors we had bid this project.) This is with us providing the vanity, sink and medicine cabinet. We currently have about $1,500 saved toward this project but need it done as soon as possible for their safety, and it would take about another two years to save up enough to pay for the project outright.
My intent is to raise enough funds by July 15, 2013, to pay for this makeover outright. I am asking for donations to help me raise $5,500.00 toward this end. Any donations above and beyond that goal will be used to purchase Ensure® for Dad, as that is all he consumes other than the occasional bottle of water, as well as be returned to this community through donations to help others fulfill their needs.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, whether it's $5.00 or $50.00, or even $100.00, or any amount you feel compelled to donate for this project. The numbers break down something like this:
If twenty-five people donate $100.00 each, one hundred people donate $25.00 each, and fifty people donate $10.00 each, then we will reach our goal within just a few days. Please consider helping my parents to be safe in their own bathroom.
Good morning. It's a beautiful day here in Flint, Michigan. Currently 79°F, mostly sunny, with a chance of showers this afternoon. But all that aside, we have our first two donors for this project. Thank you Gary and Merinda for your generosity! It is a big help to us in this project. Praise the LORD! This puts us 5.26% toward our goal of $2,850.00! We only need another $2,600.00 to cover the entire cost of the bathroom project. This is a lot of money when we look at it as a lump sum but when we break it down into small pieces it seems to go a lot quicker.
There is an old riddle that asks, "How do you eat an elephant?" You might be thinking, "Why would I want to eat an elephant?" Well, that's not really the point. The answer to the riddle is, One bite at a time. What this tells us is that if a whole bunch of people donated just $10.00 or $25.00, or whatever amount you can fit into your budget, the entire amount we are trying to raise will be covered in a shorter amount of time than if we relied on one or two people to complete the task.
So, if you can fit it into your budget, your donation will be just as appreciated as all the rest, no matter the amount. And, I will keep you posted on the progress.
Thank you for thinking of us and praying.
Number of donors....Donation Amount....Total Raised
100 $10.00 $1,000.00
100 $20.00 $2,000.00
100 $25.00 $2,500.00
I understand completely if you just can't find it in your budget to afford helping with this project but, if you cannot donate yourself, you can help in another way. Please consider sharing this page with your friends and family either through email, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+, or any other social network you may be involved with. Any promotion will help us toward our goal, and I thank you ahead of time for your thoughts, prayers and assistance in whatever manner you participate.
So now instead of needing to raise $5,500.00, we need only to raise $2850.00! This makes it a good bit easier.
Also, as you can see I have uploaded some pictures of the bathroom the way it is right now, which will help you see what I'm talking about. The bathroom is rather small, the overall dimensions being 60" x 76", (5 ft. x 6 ft. 4 in.). All three pics are from the doorway into the bathroom.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! :)