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L&j Events Fund: Provides start up costs for my business & scholarship funds to deserving youth by giving back to those in need!

This Fundraiser was created to raise funding for various events that I would love to put on. Its apart of being self employed and living out my dreams through Christ and also my love and desire to give and meet the needs of others!

From October of 2010-July 2011 I had been unemployed!! Believer in Christ, Single Mother, College Grad, Impressive Resume and still no job/career, day in and day out!! It began a mini vacation, then quickly became unbearable!! My unemployment was like pennies to my expenses and my child support dropped $200.00 less than I was receiving!

Through eviction notices, threats of car repossession, no medical expenses for myself or my son and never qualifying for any state aid,.......I PRAYED, FASTED, CRIED, BELIEVED! As 7months of boring being on the couch and watching all my favorite shows, I looked around my house and began to cry and smile!

I realized that I was truly blessed!!! I have a beautiful home, I was watching cable, DVR, and movie channels, I had heat all winter, the fridge was full, I had internet and 2 cell phones, my car was still outside, The Asthma that my son suffers from since birth never showed up, I had my health and strength, nothing had ever been shut off, my son was active in school and sports, my apartment manager became my headhunter..he was finding me jobs to apply to and never charged me late fees!

I HAD FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD!! BLESSED BETTER THAN BLESSED!! GOD TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE FAITHFUL OVER A LITTLE

~ (Matthew 25:23 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!)~

So I stopped the pity party and said what is it that I can do Lord, this economy sucks! no Jobs 1000 applicants for 1 position! He said to me: "Pour your oil" do what you do best!
I thought for a while and said, I love to plan! Events, Weddings, Birthdays, Graduations, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Cakes, Crafts, Invitations, Presentations, Graphics! From Corporate Events to the smallest personal event! I have excellent Administrative and Organizational Skills!..so I found an event planning school (i love education), and I began to plan!

As soon as I did that...I instantly got a contract position in the School of Medicine at Ohio State University!! Making the Same dollar amount I was making when I lost my previous position!....GOD KEPT ME!

I recently shared this dream with my God-Mother in her hospital room who has fought cancer for 18 years! She was called "THE COORDINATOR" because that is all she did, plan, coordinate and give! I told her I wanted to learn everything she knew! Though i would be taking a certification course I also wanted to work under someone that I honored and respected! She was getting tired with her fight and I really wanted to help her and figured we could go into business together! 1 week later she passed! I now more than ever want to do great things for people who are great so that they can live on even though they're not with us!

Events Planned thus far:

Walk/Run race for a cure-Proceeds will go towards Creating a Scholarship through my event planning business for a young lady who is striving hard to excel in all areas of life, who meets adversity and continues to work hard!

Christian Youth Retreat @ Kalahari Resort Sandusky ending with a live Concert

North Coast Wide Talent show for youth, To show case talents and gifts, to offer scholarship to deserving youth that are Still doing positive things in their community

Christian Comedy Show at the Sandusky State Theater to raise funding for L&j Events!!!

These are just a few!! These fundraisers will begin L&j Events and Raise awareness of those in need and provide Scholarships to Great Youth & Single mothers without resources!

I NEED YOUR HELP...it takes a lot to start a business but I know that with faith and prayers goals will be accomplished!

Luke 6:38~
"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure-- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."~

I am asking for Generous Givers, People who know the blessings of Sowing into good ground! $50-$1000 donations (all donations will be excepted)! Although this fundraiser's goal is at $3000 I am definitely needing to exceed this and will continue to run it! So please share this website with your church, your school, employees, friends and family! I can be reached at 419-239-9033 or Lynette_Baxley@msn.com

*If you have a business that you would like to donate through, you can do that here or directly with me. I will in return for your generous giving add the name of your business/website on all marketing and promotional material and Event T'shirts*

Thank you and God Bless!

Lynette & Jourdan Baxley

L&j Events
www.ljevents.co (its under construction but you can view to see the beginning of what I am aspiring to do!)
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