Who we are:
A family of three & 4/9; Edward (Daddy), Becky (Mommy, 4 mos. pregnant), and Tesla (first born).
Edward is an entrepreneur at heart. Hardworking, and energetic, he keeps the family above water even when it seems like it's flooding. He often puts great business opportunities on the back burner to make sure his family is provided for more immediately. He is a wonderful father and a great man.
Becky is friendly and outgoing. She is also a freelance writer, who writes both for pleasure and profit. She has donated time to help local and not-so-local animal shelters. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She's also a hard worker, but with a toddler and a baby on the way, she has to take it easier than she'd like.
Tesla is our firstborn. She is 20 months (1 year, 8 months) old and extraordinary. She has been one of the best things to have happened to us. She has definitely lived up to her namesake (Nikola Tesla) in that she is extraordinarily bright. She is an outgoing, outdoorsy kind of girl who has a deep love of both electronics and animals. We expect great things to come from our little angel.
Baby. As of yet, not much is known about this little guy, except that we suspect he's a boy, and hope to find out the gender on March 19!
Lupin is the family dog, a lovable old Labrador. He is 9, enjoys eating, sleeping, and stealing the blankets off the bed when everyone's asleep. He's as much a part of the family as anyone else.
We’re raising money so that we can have a home of our own. An RV is a cheaper and more adventurous alternative to a “conventional” home. With an RV, we can keep our large dog, travel with fewer worries, and trade up easily as our family grows.
Owning an RV as opposed to making payments on a house would be a huge relief to our family. Not only will your contribution insure that we have a home, it will ensure that we can keep it. We will have a home for our growing family and our lovable Labrador, no matter the financial climate.
What we need:
After factoring in the average price for an RV the right size for us (usually go for anywhere between $5,000 and $7,000), and monthly payments to park it in the area (averages out to $500.00/mo at most places), we are hoping to get $10,000 by March 31st.
This will cover the price of an RV with plenty of room for a toddler, a newborn, a dog, and us parents. RVs in this price range usually have 2-3 beds, an inside shower and toilet, and are class C or A.
The remaining $3,000 - $5,000 will go towards paying for rent, gas, insurance, propane, and various other RV-related expenses for the next 6 months while we get back on our feet.
If we don’t reach our goal, we will still put our donations toward an RV for our family. If we fall horribly short and cannot afford an RV of any size with our contributions, we will either be moving into a local hotel or putting a down payment on an apartment.
- $1 Donation Shout out on Twitter and/or Facebook.
- $5 Donation A thank-you email from the family.
- $10 Donation A thank-you card from us! (Please provide us with your mailing address.)
- $25 Donation A personal thank-you video from the family uploaded to Youtube and emailed to you! (Don’t forget to provide your email address!)
- $50 Donation A CD of photos of our family in our new home. (Be sure to include your mailing address!)
- $100 Donation A small ‘scrapbook’ of us in our new home! (Be sure to include your mailing address!)
- $250 Donation Pictures from our first road trip (after baby’s birth).
- $500 Weekly video diary from our family, for one year. (Please provide your email address!)
- $1000 Donation Help us decide how to decorate! (Choose a ‘theme’ for our new home.)
- $2500 Donation Help us decide which RV to go with!
- $5000 Donation A personal visit from us, once we have our new home, and our new baby!
*All donations include the previous perks, after $25 donation. For example, if you donate $25, you get the $25 perk, if you donate $50, you get the $25 and $50, and so on! :)
Why your money won’t go to waste with us:
Your contributions will not go to waste with us. With our feet on stable ground, our family will not only have a place to live, but will have a chance to pursue both achievable goals (such as having time to find a more stable job without the worries of not having a home) as well as more ambitious goals (such as publishing novels and seeing the country).
You will help us to provide a place for our daughter to play, for our new baby to grow, for our family to blossom. You will help us turn long-standing dreams into short-term goals. You will give us the opportunity to be a family on our own.
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Please feel free to contact us at RVfortheFamily (a) gmail (.) com! We will respond as quickly as we can.