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This fundraiser ended on 10/12/10

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Its really embarrassing asking for this so we haven't gone to friends, but we are genuinely desperate having to choose between necessities.

I've been unemployed for a couple of years and have desperately tried to find work. I've been doing temp jobs here and there but not enough to supplement my husband's income enough to keep our house AND feed our kids. I've even been doing research studies as a way of making money. I'm very creative and I've had the idea to start a silk screening business for about 5 years. The problem has been trying to get the initial funds to buy the machine (which range from $1500 to 2500) and the products that will be screen printed. We are going to be screening stadium seats, cushions, shirts, flags, mouse pads, key chains, antenna balls and the like.
We've spoken to local high schools and sporting good stores and given them photoshopped pictures of what the products would look like and they're starting to place orders (so we KNOW this can work) but I can't get together the initial capital.

Now we're really getting down to the wire. When we pay the mortgage this Thursday we will literally have $100 left to last us two weeks and that is supposed to cover groceries and utilities and some other odds and ends for 6 people. There's no way we can do it. ANY help you can give will be appreciated more than you can imagine. If we could get together roughly $1000 I think we could get the business started and eat . . . Without it we're going to keep going through this cycle week after week. I could repay you if you want me to and I will certainly pay it forward. I'm already involved in several charities like Crafts for Cancer.
Having this machine will make it possible for us to finally get caught up and get ahead and give our kids a less stressful more enjoyable life. Without it we will likely become homeless soon.
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