Monday, December 8, 2014

Homeless in Paradise

Diana Kim is working on a book about the homeless in Hawaii. Shedding light on their stories which will help more people understand the myriad of reasons behind homelessness, especially in the islands.

Her Kickstarter campaign not only will fund her book but also fund waterproof USB bracelets for the homeless. One of the biggest dilemmas facing homeless in Hawaii and elsewhere, is the loss of personal belongings including identification which is a major barrier to receiving help. The USB bracelets would contain all of that information and be easier to keep track of.

If you want to know more about this project, please click on the links below.




https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dianakim/the-homeless-paradise-a-photography-project

http://homelessparadise.com/

KITV interview:  http://www.kitv.com/news/focusing-on-help-for-honolulus-homeless/30106480

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/homelessparadise

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Vintage Baby Hermes Typewriter for sale







1940's model (possibly earlier) - similar to the model Melville Jacoby used to type up his news reports from Bataan in WWII
Works fine. Ribbons can still be bought for this model. 
I wouldn't part with this but I need the money. Please see the description in my profile. Thank you. 
Please click on this link to purchase if interested:  http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Vintage-Baby-Hermes-typewriter/197558519

UPDATE: I actually couldn't find anyone to buy this so I donated it to an animal rescue to be auctioned off to benefit their furry residents. 


Foxfire Books 1 - 11 for sale



I am offering books 1 - 11 of the Foxfire series. 1 - 6 & 9 are first editions. Good material for 
those who want to live off the grid, prepare for coming disasters or just indulge in Appalachian 
folklore and history. 
From the Foxfire website:  

The Foxfire Series

With nearly 9 million copies in print, The Foxfire Book and its eleven companion 
volumes stand memorial to the people and the vanishing culture of the Southern 
Appalachian Mountains, brought to life for readers through the words of those who 
were born, lived their lives, and passed away there—words collected by high school 
students who wanted to be a part of their community and preserve their heritage. 
All 12 volumes in the regular series are anthologies of Foxfire Magazine articles 
written by Rabun County high school students over the magazine's 40-year history, 
usually expanded through follow-up interviews and other research.
Follow this link for purchasing details.  http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Foxfire-books-1-11/197550477

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fibromyalgia sufferer reaching out for help



http://www.gofundme.com/cowlwo

From Site:
"Hello, honestly I don't know where to begin. I just turned 18 and I live in Ohio. In the past few years I've been dealing with a lot of medical problems including Chiari Malformation, which I had surgery for but still causes me pain. I also suffer from fibromyalgia and I've tried so many different medications to help treat the pain and nothing helps in the slightest. My mother and I have decided to move to Hawaii to seek alternative treatment, and because we have a lot of family there that we never get to see. My mother also suffers from fibromyalgia. I'm in pain everyday all day which has effected me to the point that I can't work or drive. I'm tired of the pain. Because of this, I'm stressed and I have anxiety attacks everyday without warning because I just don't know what to do. We don't have health insurance because we can't afford it and we don't qualify for any type of help. Please help us make this move."

Monday, June 9, 2014

Frybread: Past, Present and Future by Glenn Miller

Ever been interested to try Native American frybread? Love to read about Native American history? Check this book out written by a friend of mine. 



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Why do people "ruin" good furniture?

I don't understand. If it's beat up and falling apart and you want to fix it back up, fine, have at it. But when it's beautiful and vintage and just needs a little polishing, why oh WHY would you ruin a fine piece and turn it into something boring like a mass produced piece from IKEA?

Case in point:  http://ashadeofteal.com/beforeafter-tall-dresser/

This so called designer took this beautiful vintage dresser with curly maple wood and metal detailing and totally ruined it. She can't even paint well. Makes me ill. I'd only buy it just to strip all that crap back off and try to restore it to it's original beauty.

BEFORE

AFTER

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Animal Rescuer Needs Help - PLEASE READ

Animal rescuer and 4 animals who survived left homeless due to fire. gofundme.com/6tqaps

Daniel has lost all his possessions and some of his animals. He is employed but no way to start over without a little hand up. Please help if you can. If you can't, please share. Thank you.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

High School Student raising funds to go to Medical Conference

http://my.fundraising.com/dumptemp/group/201401/1376339/635265360975354695_resize_1185447_10201767866051310_578297803_n.jpg




Group's Goal: $4,500.00
Amount raised:
$48.80
Thank you!

Total Items Sold: 5


Welcome to

Medical Conference

Online fundraising campaign
Hello Friends!

I’m raising funds to help pay for a trip to the Berkeley University, California; so I may have the opportunity to attend and participate in a Medical conference. I'll be able to interview first year medical students and take part in activities, giving me a glimpse at my first year in medical school.

There are two ways you can help:

1. Shop my online store filled with 1500+ amazing items -- I’ll receive up to 40% of every purchase!
2. Share my fundraiser with your friends + family by posting it to Facebook or Twitter.

Your show of support will make all the difference... Thank you!
Make a Purchase
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Detroit Family of 4 needs our help

Don Epperson Family Fund

Donations have come in but this family needs more to get back on their feet. They get no federal assistance. The father donates plasma twice a week for spare change and picks up wood from burned out houses to keep the fire going. An anonymous donor is paying to get his utilities back on but that takes time. In the mean while, pipes could burst in this cold weather, wood can start to rot with the moisture and no heat. MORE DONATIONS ARE NEEDED. PLEASE HELP. Thank you. 

 News story here: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/24534204/anonymous-donor-paying-utility-bills-for-detroit-father-of-four

 Fund Raising link here: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/jzv3/don-epperson-family-fund