Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
There are SO many in need right now and I want to be able to help. My initial thought was to adopt two families and fulfill their amazon wish lists but when the emails came pouring in, I just knew that this could and WILL be something bigger. WE ARE PART OF A COMMUNITY that lives to raise each other up. I feel very called to this and I am putting every ounce of my energy and focus into it right now. I do believe that this could be an ongoing way to give back to the community as well so if you haven’t heard from me yet, please be patient! Emails are very backed up at the moment! This list will continue to grow DAILY so I will post when I add more and I will also let you know once we have fulfilled a family’s list. MY GOAL IS TO FULFILL ALL OF THESE and by the power of Christ, I KNOW THAT WE CAN. Every little bit counts and some of these are $5-10 items so just do what you can to help – it will go a long way!
This community will continue to amaze me each and every day. LET’S LIFT THESE FAMILIES UP in PRAYER and do what we can to make their lives a little easier right now!
Once the item is purchased, it disappears off the list so you won’t see what’s already been purchased!
About a year ago, Christina and her husband, Carl, left their jobs to pursue their dream of putting everything into their travel blog, NCtripping.com. For them, this meant waking up at 4am, working 7 days a week, working on car rides, and traveling with their young child- but it was everything that made their hearts happy. After a year of hard work, they were almost to a financial point where they could cover all of their bills- but that also meant they had lived off of credit cards for a long time and exhausting all of their savings. When COVID19 hit, their travel blog stopped generating money because people were no longer dreaming of travel. Through it all, they keep working without making much money, in hopes that when this is over people will want to travel again and to continue to provide support to locally owned small businesses across the state of NC. With their income down at least 80% and unemployment taking some time to come through, they are struggling. Christina is asking for help with household items, personal items and non perishable foods (mainly for their toddler) to help lighten the grocery bill load for the next few months. Additionally, she has asked for a few birthday gifts for her toddler, Charlotte, who will be turning 3 at the end of May. Thank you for all of your contributions to Christina’s family and all the others. I know it’s a hard time for most.
The Baltzer family was blessed to become pregnant after months of trying to conceive right as everything escalated. Dealing with loss of income on both sides this husband and wife duo is doing everything they can to provide their 20 month old with consistency as they tackle the first half of this pregnancy feeling alone. Blessing them with some household essentials would take such a burden off of them during this time. Thank you!
I am nominating my dear friend who has been going through a lot these last few months. She is a single mama to a 4 year old boy who is the light of her life. Her son Jamison is the sweetest little boy I’ve ever met. They’ve gone through many changes recently that have caused a lot of stress and struggle for them. She finally was able to leave the abusive relationship she endured for so many years and now that she has, everyday life isn’t easy. He left holes in the wall, her bathtub completely destroyed, and a lot of her stuff missing or broken. On top of that, she works full time and takes care of her son while being 100% financially responsible. Now with everything going on with Covid-19, she’s lost hours at work and she’s struggling to keep up with the bills, rent, groceries, daycare, etc. She is the best mom I know, always puts a smile on everyone’s face, and works really freaking hard. These past few weeks have been really tough on her, and I’ll never forget her calling me crying yesterday wondering if she’s doing enough or if she’ll have enough to get through this month. She is never one to ask for help, and she is someone who always puts her son first no matter what.