February #LoveDrop: The Rewolinski Family
As many of you know, I joined Love Drop last month. Love Drop is a subscription service that makes giving cheap and easy. For as little as $1, you can change a life. Seriously.
Last month the micro-donations of 400+ subscribers resulted in a gift of $2500 to Jill, who had recently become homeless for the second time after a house fire. In addition to the financial contributions, members donated household goods to furnish Jill’s new home, clothes to replace the ones lost in the fire, and services to help Jill.
One of the most inspiring things about Jill is her mission to create awareness of homelessness by empowering people to share their stories.
It was a remarkable process to be involved in. And, that’s kind of the big deal – despite living in Cambodia, I felt involved in the process of helping Jill thanks to weekly video uploads and online discussion forums.
This month, we’re helping the Rewolinski Family.
As you can see from the video (should be above, if not it’s here), Ethan (7) & Alex (6) both suffer from severe autism. Ethan recently became verbal again. Alex remains nonverbal and a flight risk, meaning he likes to leave the house.
The Rewolinksi Family has been approved to receive a highly skilled service dog through 4 Paws for Ability, but must first raise $13,000. The service dog would provide comfort to the two boys and would also alert the family when Alex tries to leave the house.
4 Paws for Ability is an incredible organization that provides service dogs to everyone who can safely house a dog. They don’t disqualify recipients based on (dis)ability or age. By asking their families to assist in fundraising, they are able to significantly decrease the typical waiting period of 2-5 years.
I urge you, implore you, entreat you to subscribe to Love Drop to help The Rewolinski Family meet their fundraising goal. With a subscription as low as $1, it’s worth trying for a month. I bet you’ll like it and stay longer.
I passionately and wholeheartedly believe in the Love Drop mission. I believe that people want to give back, but are intimidated by the process and cost. Love Drop is accessible and inexpensive. Love Drop is a community – by joining the forum, you’ll become involved in the process of giving.