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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!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We are now OPEN!!!!

Hi everyone!! Welcome to HOPES. My name is Owen, and I'm a girl. I really want to raise money to help endagered animals, so, I began this. Along the right side is our sidebar, which contains lots of information. You can read more about our current goal, see some other good sites, and plenty of other stuff!! Also, along the bottom you can see the credits, and there are some links to WWF there too! You can feel free to e-mail me at contacthopes@yahoo.com. If you'd like to help, you can either donate, or send the link to everyone you know, or just some friends. Anything helps us. Thanks again to all my friends and family. Thanks SO MUCH for your time!!

21 comments:

Ann from Montana said...

Great job Owen - beautiful project and site!

Greetings and best wishes from me (Ann), Karl (Karelian Bear Dog) and Bob (20 pound marmalade tomcat) - Kalispell, Montana.

Ann from Montana said...

...forgot to mention - I found you via Daily Coyote...

Owen F said...

Thanks Ann, Karl, and Bob!!!

Owen F said...

Thankyou so much for your donations everyone!! YOU GUYS ROCK!

Shayla Myst said...

I'd like to put a button on my own blog. Do you have one available?

I think what you are doing is wonderful.

Shannon
Shayla Knits

Owen F said...

I am not sure about buttons. I mean, I can make them for m site, but I'm not sure how to make the code accesible... I'll try and find out!

earthgirl81 said...

Awesome site Owen! A lot of people dont like how our wildlife is treated but never really do anything about. Your 13 and already have done more than most. Gives me hope to see young people care so much.
Thanks for all that your doing.
:)

Owen F said...

Thankyou earthgirl!!

Shrew said...

Found this through the Daily Coyote...and can I just say, wow! It is impressive that at 13 you have the motivation to do this!

You're doing a really great thing here. :)

Owen F said...

Thankyou Shrew!!!!

stripeymeow said...

Hi Owen, I also found you via Daily Coyote. I can't wait for your auctions to get up & running on ebay, I'm looking forward to seeing your artwork. I am also a member of WWF, so I'm happy to contribute to your fundraising efforts. I will pass the word about you & your blog whenever & wherever I can. Good luck!

Cathy said...

Owen, what a wonderful project! It's inspiring to see a young person so determined to make a difference.

PJ said...

Owen,
Congratulations and I hope you meet your goal. Your blog is gorgeous and I'm really happy that you're able to give expression to your dream.

Owen F said...

Thanks everyone! This support is realy awesome.

GraceBeading said...

Hi Owen... I too found you through the Daily Coyote. Bless your heart for what you are doing, it's very inspiring! I'd like to contribute something for you to auction off if you're interested. I bead things, all kinds of things. Mostly dolls and lately journal pages, but have been known to bead animal shapes. You can browse through my blog to see what I've made in the past. I don't sell my creations, but am happy to donate them on occasion for a good cause. If you think it fits - sent me a note, I'd be happy to help!

Owen F said...

Wow, ok! I sent you an e-mail grace. Great art you do!

kkurtz said...

I'll add my kudos to you, Owen.
I'm a WWF member & friend of DailyCoyote, too.
keep up the great work.

Owen F said...

Thanks kkurtz!!

Miss Vee said...

Right on, Owen! This rocks.

Just sent you my donation. I'm also a WWF member, and I made my first donation to them when I was about your age. :)

Our planet needs more amazing people like you and Shreve (and Charlie, who is clearly "people" too).

Owen F said...

Thanks!! Yes, of course he is a person. Aren't all pets? LOL. And thankyou for your donation.

mjlayman said...

Owen, you're doing a great thing. I'd like to ask, are you a real non-profit organization? A 501(c)#? It makes a difference in eBay auctioning (you get all your fees and stuff back if you're a non-profit and register with them) and you seem a bit more serious. I've known people your age who have filed for and received non-profit approval from the feds. You might want to consider that. :)




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
Thanks,
Owen.



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

contacthopes@yahoo.com

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.