About The Site

Well hi there!
My name is Owen Ford, I'm a fourteen year old girl, and I run this blog with my friends and family! I created HOPES to raise money for WWF (World Wildlife Fund), specifically for Siberian Tigers! Our goal is $5,000, and we're about halfway there!

Along the right sidebar you can donate, visit our Artist Commission Page, take part in the current auction, see our current total, join our mailing list and a lot more!

Thank you so much for checking us out, we really appreciate it!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Questions Answered

Wow you guys!! In a day and a half, we have raised $375!!!!! Way to go everyone!! Thanks so much!!! OK, so, I've been receiving some questions, and, here are the answers:

What can we send you to auction?

You can send me anything you want for us to auction, but before I give the address I have to find out a little more about the item(s). Like, what is it, and so on. And we prefer to have the item be animal themed, since that's what we raise money for.

When might the auctions be going?

We hope pretty soon. I've been sick, so I didn't feel well enough to really draw or make a bookmark,but I feel better now, so, hopefully at least one auction going before the weekend is over.

Do you have a donation button I can use for my site?

Sadly, no, we do not. I am not sure how to make one for others to use. If anyone knows, please feel free to tell me!

Is it OK if I link you on some other sites?

Oh yes, please do! everything helps!!

Would you like some of my friends to donate their art?

Well, if you have friends who are artistic, and want to donate, then sure!! Like I said, everything helps!!!
Thank you everyone for your time, donations, and friendly comments. THANK YOU!!!


Joy said...

Bravo Owen! You're an inspiration to us all! I'm going to put a link to you on my blog ( to help spread the word. I'd also like to donate a piece of animal themed jewelry for you to auction. Drop me a line so we can work out the details?


Owen F said...

Thankyou Joy!! I will- right now we have to go for a bit, but I will! :D

Anonymous said...

Owen, I've put together the html for a clickable button. My software is too old for .png, so I couldn't make it smaller, but you can make a smaller version of the image and put the URL in where the current one is at IMG SRC.

I'm going to put this in with square brackets -- [] -- instead of angle brackets -- <> -- so you can copy it. Just change all the square brackets to angle brackets. I can't put the actual html in because blogger won't take IMG SRC comands in comments.

[A HREF=""][IMG SRC=""][/A]

Anonymous said...

Silly thing just ran the end of the line into never-never land!

At the end of the image URL, put:


Owen F said...

Thankyou! I am going to test it out now, then make it available to others, THANKYOU!

Ioannina Life said...

Hi Owen,

Read about your blog on The Daily Coyote and think what you are doing is awesome. Can't think of anything to send you from here (Greece)yet for your auction but I'm working on it. Good luck to you.

Owen F said...


As another way to raise money, we auction things on E-bay. These things can range from hand drawn digital and pencil animal pictures, animal paintings, animal themed bookmarks, and more. No, not everything is animal themed, we just prefer it to be since we are raising money for animals. If you have something you'd like for us to auction, you can send it to us. As I'm 13, I have to always ask my parents before I give out the address, so you will have to contact me with some info about what the item(s) is, and such. Then I can give you the address. :D

Have some questions? Want more info? Care to donate? Contact us at:

We will reply within a day or two.

Thanks to Pyzam for the awesome Layout. Thanks to WWF for doing such a great job helping and protecting our wildlife. Thanks to all my friends and family who've helped. Thanks to MC for the name, it fits perfectly!!! The logo is (C) to HOPES, please do not steal, or re-use in any way. ( Although I couldn't draw a paw, so I heavily refferenced it, and I don't know who originally did it. ) We are a non-profit orginization. Any money HOPES earns goes to the WWF.