Ok, I will be blunt and clear.
In the Next 75 days, there is a public Thanksgiving and Christmas an New Year’s Eve for all Trans people that need to happen (standard TIH events), as well as the Day of Remembrance. Normally I would be busy planning them and going around getting donations and asking for some stuff to make that possible.
Thanksgiving involves feeding the residents and anyone who wants to come by and enjoy good company and have fun while eating good food. On average, that runs around 35 people — with leftovers always going to feed the residents in the days after.
Christmas involves the same thing, *plus* we try to have presents for all the residents (who often are having their first christmas as themselves), and for anyone who stops by.
On top of that, we have the usual bills to pay.
So right now, the thing that would help the most, is if folks could help us raise 2000 dollars in the next 15 days a well as secure donations for turkeys, hams, and foodstuffs.
That would free me from having to worry about all of that, which is weighing *really* heavily on my mind and not helping me to stay focused on stuff.
You can donate to me personally at any time, but paypal is still the best and easiest way: www.thisishow.org, and the email you can use is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can mail stuff to 2308 E Monterosa St, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Something about Dave is involved here. Not only has he been the person who gets me everywhere I need to go, he’s always there for things, and he probably has donated 300 or so a month for years now.
Which is just the start: his large donation of 5 grand way, way back in the earliest days is what allowed This Is HOW to get started.
So please help out there — it would mean a lot to a lot of people, and relieve a major stressor in my life right now.
Dave has a really serious form of brain cancer. He made it through the surgery to take out an enormous tumor, but the prognosis for this type of cancer means he has, at best, 18 months, and that’s with aggressive Chemo and radiation.
He is my heart, and he’s the reason I have a roof and a home and can keep doing what I do when I get only 400 a month, so this is a big and enormous deal for me.
This won’t solve most of my problems, but it will take care of one that I will be distracted by frequently. Please share this broadly, and know that every single dollar is treated miserly and that all of it goes to covering the needs of trans people directly.