THIS PAGE CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT YOUR HELP.
OK, lovelies….yes I do need your help. I desperately do. If its $1 you can spare then I will say a big thank you (it can all be anon). The honest truth is that this page cannot survive the rest of the year without you.. as many of you that can help.
Jammies for June personally cost me $4000 to run (that is no wages or hours for me…just expenses of running a $66000 charity drive that took 6 months). I have said no to help for so long so if you are one of the 1000’s that said I should do this then can you please help me keep the OAA boat AFLOAT. I have hit a wall and although the OAA Our Babies drive will continue most definitely on for sure I promise….. the page at this rate CAN NOT. It’s not about admins, ok? It is about a few people who can chip in $1. $1 for the chance to have me for another 4.5 years or more.
I have huge plans for OAA, so let’s do this together if we can. Life has thrown some massive curveballs my way this year, some too bloody awful to share, to be honest. Today I say thanks to the 100 or so who have helped and please to the 1000’s that may be able to.
Just $1, and by the end of the year OAA will be fresh and afloat and ready to roll out a whole bunch of new charity work. Thanks so much from a grateful, tired and very very humbled OAA mama. xx Gabby
On the Give a Little page
Gabby Allen has been running Out and About with Kids in Hawkes Bay in a completely voluntary role for over four years. Her OAA Facebook page reaches 200,000 families a week. She and her community have collected over $200,000 worth of food, toys, woman’s essentials and toiletries as well as receiving 100’s of messages a day on her FB page, which serves as a massive community notice board. It’s now time to give Gabby something back. In her own words….
BIG DECISIONS… So I’ve decided, after 6 months of Jammies for June and pumping $60,000 into the economy, and the hours and days and nights and months I commit to this and other stuff I can’t even tell you about because it’s so raw and hard (? – yes OAA deals with the tough stuff), and all the other work I do, all the sharing of posts; events and rentals and everything in between that I think I will accept a Give a Little page.
It’s that or “give up a little”. So to those who offered I’ve decided to say yes. This is more than a full-time job now. I love it but can’t sustain it financially. Until I get some more support by way of banner sponsorship or the like or lotto. Lots of stressful sleepless nights wondering what direction to take I feel my family deserve to not have our own resources depleted on many levels. OAA needs a boost. Please don’t suggest admins, that will not help at the moment. Xx so for those who have suggested this and those that can afford a $1 to help me keep this valuable community resource going I thank you. I think my pride will have to set aside for this and I will accept and ask for some help xxx G
Funds raised on this page will be used by Gabby at her sole discretion. She will use it for admin support, reimbursement for costs incurred by her in running this organization and yes actually some payment for her time and efforts. Depending on the amount raised there may be enough money to go towards forming a non-profit with staff and salary support. We are open to ideas but the initial fundraising is purely a chance to say thank you to Gabby.
About Out and About with Kids
Out and About with Kids is a forum for parents to reach out online for support, to form social connections, share ideas, events, chat!
Join me – a proud Napier Mum who loves Hawkes Bay, it’s people, my family, the community, and supporting others via Facebook. Out and About with Kids is a forum where we can connect, chat, share ideas and support each other in our role in bringing up the next generation in a place we can all be proud of – our beautiful area of New Zealand.