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, August 5, 2008

Newest Update

Sorry everyone, earlier I didn't have much time to write. But now I do. Anyways, we sent the stuff in and are still waiting. But I'm getting better at drawing tiger heads. :D I'm going to practice more tonight. I am, again, very sorry we didn't think to take care of this before I had the grand-opening. Oh well I guess, we'll have another grand opening then! :D I mean, I couldn't be more sorry. I promise we will get this site up and running again! :)


PJ said...

Owen, just think how much more you'll know about how to run a non-profit when you're done. You're learning by doing, which is my favorite thing. I'll be interested to see your art work when you finally show it.

Owen F said...

Yeah, thanks! I am still practicing those tiger heads. LOL. They're kind of hard, but I'm getting better.

Anonymous said...

I agree with pj -- not only are you learning stuff now that will be useful later, but it's not the kind of stuff that most people know.

Owen F said...

Yeah, I am learning lot's of stuff, it's all really cool! And I'm learning alot more about endangered species, and why they're endangered. I like that part alot.

Photography by Lara said...

This is a great site and I'm so proud of you for setting this all up! You're doing a great job and I KNOW the animals appreciate it.

You're amazing!

kim said...

I think it's great that you are just even doing this. We all have bumps in the road. Things will get straightened out!

Owen F said...

Thanks both of you! And I know things will straighten out, because if they don't, I'll just have to go get a steamroller. :)

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.