Fund Raising

WE is a community based project. It is not a charity. What is the difference? Well, the difference is investment. Your help builds programs which make opportunity possible.

The single parent today is faced with many obstacles. Like the rest of America, one of the primary obstacles is finance. It costs a lot to live these days and even more to raise a family on a single income. Many people have the misconception that most single parents are able to qualify for social welfare and are therefore taking advantage of the system. This is not true. Actually, surprisingly few single parents qualify for benefits. And the truth is that if you gave the majority of single parents the opportunity to earn what was necessary, they would. Unfortunately, even working multiple jobs is often not enough to cover the expenses of running a household and raising children.

What WE fundraising aims to do is create that opportunity and find ways to solve the greater problems facing the single parenting family body as whole with smarter solutions that do not require hand outs. As the saying goes… give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, build a community with lasting solutions to ensure everyone eats. Or something like that.

WE has created an annual scholarship fund that comes from other single parents or those who have been single parents or those who know what single parenting entails. This scholarship fund is not a charity, it is a helping hand of encouragement. Because WE know that it’s not always easy and WE just want to encourage those who are going through this by saying keep up the good work.

WE need funding to pay the people who help build this community. It is social investment and WE thank you for your involvement.

Jab

“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called ‘The Pledge’. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called ‘The Turn’. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call ‘The Prestige’.”

Michael Caine, “The Prestige” 2006

Think of all that trash. The things people were throwing away – SO MUCH STUFF they couldn’t give it away, not among the affluent demographic background of their area. WE watched it transformed into resources for single parents trying to get to that graduation finish line.

Trash transformed into a CHANCE!!!!

If that is not magic… I don’t know what is. That’s an experience WE want others like us to share, because once you lose it all… you need a little magic.

It is logically impossible for single-parents to match the quality and standard of life of their married counterparts. Its not because of laziness or other character flaws. Single parents can’t be two people. Period. And therefore they can not provide the same quality and standard of life. I’d go so far as to say:…

It would take some kind of magic for that to happen.

Single-parents are some of the strongest people you will ever meet. The fact that THESE people are considered the NEEDY ones is ironic. The only thing most single parents need is OPPORTUNITY.

Thanks to everyone who followed our first sale and who have called in with donations since. Please watch for our next sale. If you didn’t get a chance to get on our mailing list, you came to the right place. WE will continue to take your donations for our next sale in the fall.