The woman in the picture is Janice Dotson. She lives in Hinesville, GA and owns a small sandwich shop called, "A Taste of Philly." The shop currently only serves cold sandwiches and Italian water ice. Although the cold sandwiches are very delicious, the shop is in desperate need of a grill and ventilation system that will allow her to make the sandwiches that the name suggests....A good ol' fashioned grilled Philly sandwich! Why should you donate to this cause, you ask? (Well those of you who know her, do not need to read any further, but those of you who don't, please read on).
Janice is a woman who's answer is 'Yes' even before she knows what favor you are going to ask of her. She has dedicated her life to the youth ministry of her church and often times takes the funds that she has saved up for her shop to spend on the kids in the church. The shop barely makes enough money to pay the overhead and she still finds ways to employ kids in the church to put some money in their pocket and teach them basic employee skills. She is the Director of a Summer Camp program where the tuition that is charged does not even cover the costs of running the program. Currently living off of retirement and disability checks, she and her husband continue to work hard to meet their personal financial obligations. Even so, if you ever approach Janice, she will greet you with the warmest smile and temeperement that would make you feel better just being around her. (PLEASE KEEP READING)
The shop originally opened up in April 2006, but had to close in September 2009 because the shop couldn't sustain itself without the grllred Philly Sandwiches. In January 2014, she ventured out to open the shop again, believing that she would be able to save the money necessary to add the grill and ventilation system. However, it has been 9 months and she is no closer to realizing her goal. Janice has assumed the maternal duties of her grandchildren, continues to serve as a faithful Youth Pastor, and continues to believe that somehow one day she will realize her dream of seeing the shop serving the Philly sandwiches.
I believe that any contribution to this cause, and ultimately reaching the Goal that is necessary to bring the system in the shop, will help Janice to continue doing what she has always done....give back to God's children. She is the perfect person to bless. Please donate now
P.S. - Janice is the type of person that would not even want me posting something like this on her behalf. She has given so much in her life, that she does not even know how to receive.
ABOUT THE SYSTEM
The system is a free-standing grill and ventilation system that costs $11,000 to finance, plus ridiculous finance charges and interest rates. If paid in full, the company will discount the cost to $7,000.
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