Well I've had a great response from my last blog post about getting some support and donation money for Laura Goldman. Thank you to everyone who has donated! It's really wonderful to see the horse community come together.
I've also gotten some really great ideas for sponsors, and I'm following them all. Mostly I'm not getting responses back, which is expected but disappointing. So also a big thank you to everyone who has emailed or posted comments for ideas. I haven't given up yet, and those of you who know me know that I can be a bit tenacious about things. I want what I want, and I'll push until I get it. Not always a great trait to have, but in a case like this it can be an asset.
Also, Jen from Equine Epiphanies posted Laura's story on her blog, and then left a comment for me that I think is very important, and something that I should have mentioned earlier -
"Just donated: I'm going add a blurb to my post (and you might want to too) that her name needs to be entered under "Add Special Instructions" which is very small and easy to miss (it will be after you enter the donation amount). Thought I'd let you know since there are no riders listed in the database, you have to go through the "generic" donation button and then specify Laura after you log into PayPal. "
So if you want to donate, follow this link -
Click the DONATE button.
Add a donation amount and click Update Total (yellow box)
Log in to Paypal or use your credit card. I used Paypal so I'm not sure how the credit card way differs from Paypal.
Once you are logged into Paypal you will see a link to the left of your total donation that has a plus sign in front of it and reads "Add special instructions to the seller". Click that, and a box will pop up. Then you can add something like "This donation is for Laura Goldman."
Click the Donate button at the bottom. Don't you feel great now? :)
Thanks everyone. I will see if I can find out how much has been donated so far. I'll keep you updated on any progress!
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