Ellie's Safe Home Fund

Step  right up and toss a few bucks in the bucket!  If you  have  bottles to return, perhaps you'd consider tossing that  change in  as  a small blessing that could add up  to be a lifesaving one. 

 By June 1, I need to relocate , find, fund and furnish a little nest from  which I can continue to go  forth & work& live. One where one son, three cats & too  many books can settle in safely. 

I pinched pennies till Mary  Lincoln came back from the  dead and told me to lay  off  her Abe..all saved for a new rental  I should have been all set: but:my accounts were hacked and my money is gone.( for now) I thought it was all safe and sound and ready to pay for a new dwelling in June.

Someone in British Colombia is hopefully having a good time. It will all be returned to me.. ..sometime in the next 6 to 12 months, or so I am told.

A  friend started this for me  but we realized that for it to  work I needed to  post it . Not gonna pretend it's not hard  taking my own advice. For YEARS I've told people it is no shame to  ask and no shame to accept help. Here's what some folks said :

"Please consider lending a hand  to Ellie.  Ellie has worked in community service as a poorly paid worker or as a volunteer all her life. She wouldn't change a thing.She still works ( mostly)  tirelessly for her Maine neighbors here in Maine to help get them food , shelter and medical care.

She  works at a full time job and also writes freelance on the side to  add a few extra dollars. In her SPARE time , she puts on benefits for others, including  Domestic Violence support groups and homeless shelters.  She's done this  her whole life.

Ellie is 61, she plans to  work a long time yet. Let's see that she has a soft place to land.

Those who know Ellie know that she is loving and gives till it hurts her but will rarely accept anything from anyone. When she took the  wonderful house sitting opportunity this winter, she re-homed her third hand furniture. She has a bed , a desk that belonged to her Dad and a small  table and chairs plus all the small stuff , dishes and the like. The plan was to buy new third hand  for the new  place.

Three old cats, one son and Ellie would sure appreciate your help,anonymous or not.  This  site is cool because it CAN be anonymous ,too!

Ellie is learning a hard lesson about  being a graceful RECEIVER. And you can bet she will  never forget you  graceful  givers. 

Money raised will cover rent (first and last month), moving fees, security deposit and second-hand furniture.
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
  • Gayl Spodaryk 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
  • Tina Shute 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
  • Stephen Wallace and Scout 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
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Organizer

Ellie Busby 
Organizer
Waldoboro, ME
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