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!

Monday, September 15, 2008

BEST UPDATE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All the other updates haven't been so great. But this one is!!!!

Today in the mail I got a check from the wonderful Shreve for $400!!!!!!!!!! That puts our total to $1,084!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH SHREVE!!!

Annnndddd..... We're moving along with pay pal. We know exactly what we have to do now. We're just in the progress of doing so. We just have to make a new account, transfer funds, and get WWF to send a letter to pay pal. We're on our way to a grand opening!!!!!!

We aren't sure about E-bay, we're hoping the account will open with the pay pal account. If not we'll tackle that too! But I think I'm going to sell artwork on Etsy... What do you guys think about that?


Ann from Montana said...

Etsy is a great idea!

Good to hear things are moving along - had to be very frustrating.

Owen F said...

Yes, it was very frustrating, but it's getting better!!!

Glad you think etsy IS a good idea, now I just need to think of prices for the pictures...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad things are going better!

As to Etsy, if you plan to be non-profit there, you probably need to take the same type of steps that you are with PayPal and eBay. There are too many people who pretend to be non-profit for the sites to just let everybody in who says they are.

PJ said...

Owen, we're all so impressed with your persistence. When you get everything up and running it will be a happy day. When everything is up and running,, if you like send me an email with a photo and info and I'll put it up on my Daily Photo Blog ro help you get more exposure:

Owen F said...

Thanks! And yeah, we will FOR SURE take care of that before hand on etsy, lol. And ok, I will e-mail you pj!

Ioannina Life said...


That's great news. Now everything will start moving, I'm sure, so you'd better get going on things you can sell:D

And good on you for sticking with it - all these bureaucratic things take ages.

Owen F said...

Thanks! And yes, I will! I do need to buy more art supplies first, all my colored pencils are not very good. LoL!

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Virginia S. Wood, PsyD said...

Shreve is wonderful, isn't she? I found your site through the link on hers.

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.