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, September 23, 2008

Major Major Update

After a 35 minute phone call with Paypal, my mom found out what we need to do. We need to totally start over. We are going to/have to make a new website, a new bank account, and a new paypal/eBay account. After a waiting period of 180 days our current funds will be transferred to the new paypal account. Now we are really, truly on the road to raising money. Also, when I have to grand opening of the new site, would anyone like to post about us in their blog? Not now, but when we do the grand opening. I don't have a date set, because I'm going to set a date when it's totally ready to take donations and has an auction going and everything. If you DO want to post about us for the opening, please contact me at



Anonymous said...

So they're saying it all has to be associated with the new account, and therefore changed. That's more than I expected, but certainly possible. Sure, I'll talk about the grand opening when it happens. :)

Owen F said...

Yeah. And this is all because we put it under my name without thinking. And I'm a minor. >>

Anonymous said...

Ah, well, that makes sense. As a minor, you only have limited legal rights, and not the ones needed to run a PayPal account. I suppose you could try to be emancipated and support yourself and so forth, but redoing the accounts and site is probably a lot easier. ;)

Owen F said...

Yeah! :D

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.