Lending a hand to some COTHers in need?!
I'm not sure the Mods will allow this thread, but I'm going to try anyway. :yes:
I was going to start this on the OT thread, but it's closed. I offered to coordinate PayPal donations for Izanalter, and have gotten a couple of PMs so I wanted to say if anyone wants to help, feel free to contact me. I will either PayPal the funds straight to her, or put them into gift cards, whichever she prefers.
Additionally, there are a couple other COTHers who could also use help in the form of a grocery or gas card. I'm not going to mention who on this thread, but it's people who have been active on COTH, not someone new "playing" with our emotions. You could probably figure it out by checking some of the OT threads, but I am also happy to coordinate helping them if anyone wants to pitch in, take them a meal, or even just send them a note of encouragement.
Lending a hand doesn't even have to be about money. Maybe you have a job lead in the area, maybe you can help someone navigate their way through assistance programs. Sometimes it's hard to think clearly when you are feeling overwhelmed, and having someone calm to help out can make a big difference.
Some of you are not going to like this idea, and are probably wishing the red thumb were available, but that's okay. As someone who has bounced back from being down on her luck, I'm trying to find a way to help others, even if it's just a little bit.