Welcome to the Street Prophets Coffee Hour, the place where politics meets up with religion, science, nature, art, and life. Come in, have a cuppa and a cookie (or three!) and join us.
Helping Humpday is the Wednesday Street Prophets Coffee Hour. It was created for us by bfitzinAR and was taken over by Dixiecollie, who also left suddenly. Now it’s njm5000 who keeps the list of Kossacks in need. Helping Humpday is still here, the place where we can show caring and offer help.
Now that the holiday shopping is under way, I’d also encourage you to check out the Kos Katalogue. Even if you didn’t know you wanted it, it’s in there. A link to the final version is at the end of the needs list.
Did you, too, resist spending on Black Friday? Did you choose carefully where to donate on Giving Tuesday? And did you, too, hold some back for our own community?
Some of the needs on the list are ongoing, but some are time-sensitive or even urgent. Please, look over the list. Do only what you can, but do what you can. If it’s a donation, that’s great. If it’s a share, that’s great. If it’s a like and rec, that’s great, too. I’m thankful for everyone who does something.
There are goals on the list that are within reach. Anything you can do will help them. Details for these and other needs are in today’s list, compiled and posted by njm5000
in today’s fun Village diary, Yay, St. Nick. . .
Please read carefully, as there are updates.
Community Needs List
as of 12/6/23. Fundraisers who want a diary to be or stay on the list: PLEASE
kosmail requests and donations received to njm5000
evening to be included on the Wednesday morning updated list.
Living on the financial edge—need help? Check out the Helping Directories before your next emergency.
As always, fundraisers are free to post a brief ask and donation links as a reply to the List.
Housing and Living Expenses Fundraisers and Other Links
When sending via PayPal, be sure to select “Send to family/friend” to avoid fees on either end.
CentristandProud—Has an urgent need to pay a deductible prior to an upcoming surgery for their partner. Another medical patient requires help (update at the end of the diary includes a couple needlepoint projects. :-) Long story short, this surgery is needed towards having any quality of life. From the diarist: “Covering this deductible, to us, means we can save our monies for the multiple, not covered, co-pays and visits and extra tests that their “all-inclusive” prices fail to mention. This is her life. I refuse to put a price tag on it. Help if ye can. We understand if you cannot. Life is not easy these days.” gofund.me/… • PayPal: www.paypal.com/...
8,000 6,860 6,575 6,540 6290 4290 4280 4270. The out of network costs are ongoing. • Will pursue better insurance to hopefully, reduce the numerous copays. • Some $ has been put aside towards the surgery co–pay, but more is needed. • In the meantime, traveling three counties away for appointments is very costly.
anotherdemocrat—has a diary up: Anyone know where I can find a 2nd job? She’s in Austin and is suddenly $24000 in debt, mainly due to an HOA assessment! From the diary: “So, $24,000 is more money than I can ask even a big community like Daily Kos to donate. I have a venmo: at Becky-Helton, Cashapp: $B3ckyHelt0n, and GoFundMe, if anyone wants to help with next month’s payments but for a big total like that, I need a 2nd job. My day job is M-F from 8-5, so it would have to be evenings & weekends.” and “Skills: writing, 20+ years of customer service work, super reliable…” Kosmail, if you can help.
Christopher Reeves has a lovely thank-you diary, It’s been a while, with updates on his family’s recovery from the house fire.
AZnaturegrrrl—has an ongoing need for dry and canned kitteh food for her numerous rescue kittehs. From AZ: “A $25/30 Chewy voucher (sent to naturegirl61 at icloud dot com) will buy one bag and I will need around 4 bags to get me through the month…” *Chewy gift cards to naturegirl61 at icloud dot com •amazon wish list is www.amazon.com/…
Redstate Refugee—Just need a bit of help, please - Update #3! has an ongoing need for help in moving two households to their new abode. The most urgent need was met—details and critter pics in the updated diary. About $
1950 1250 1050 1010 660 is the current need. GFM: Help 5 people, 3 cats, & 1 dog move to Eureka CA!
Rule of Claw is supporting his disabled family members while also disabled himself. He's having some health issues currently and the income from his newsletter isn't adequate to cover everything the family needs. He'd like to expand subscriptions to his weekly newsletter "The Claw News" for 3.99 a month. If you'd like to support him further, the same content is available on his Patreon page, Rule Of Claw. He also has a GFM to raise money for his cancer treatment and bills. (https://www.gofundme.com/...)
Thanks, as always, to the donors
Kos Katalogue 2023 final version for this year. Holidays are coming and great gifts can be found here for any occasion.
When sending via PayPal, be sure to select “Send to family/friend” to avoid fees on either end. Be aware, both donor and recipient, that GFM not only charges fees to recipients and asks donors to contribute to their organization, but also money received through that platform is treated as taxable income and reported to the IRS. The recipient will receive a form 1099. If you are requesting help through GFM, also be aware that there can be delays in accessing the money. There has been some confusion about GFM fees. When you donate, they ask for a tip. You can decline and have no extra charge. This is not the same as the fees charged to the person raising funds; it goes directly to GFM’s profit. GFM will still take money from the amount raised, and it isn’t voluntary.
If helping financially isn’t the right choice for you at this time, you can still help. Tip and rec the diary so it stays visible. Share on social media: Twitter, Facebook, whatever platform you use, to bring the attention of others outside our daily readers. And offer words of encouragement to people who are struggling. It can be scary to be struggling, and it can feel lonely. This can happen to any of us. Today it isn’t me in need. If it isn’t you, either, please see what you can do to help.