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!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


OK, so, my mom called them again. And I got an e-mail. It said that apparently, NOW they won't accept the e-mail from WWF, and we need a signed letter from them instead!! They accepted it before but now they won't. This is very aggravating. OH, we also found out that, I guess, now they're telling us to make a new account because I signed up with my name and I'm a minor. They didn't mention the money we already raised!!!!! ARGH!!! OK, well, that's the current update. And it stinks. I wish there was another way to raise money but I don't know of any ways. :( If you guys do feel free to say so! :)


Anonymous said...

No, PayPal is still the best way to do it. You just need to make a new account under the name of one of your folks and have them transfer the money over. I'm sure WWF will send PayPal a letter so they are sure who it came from.

It seems like a lot of needless bureaucracy, but it establishes legal guidelines that may come in handy later.

PJ said...

We're still pulling for you Owen.

Ann from Montana said...

Just letting you know I'm still watching ... I use a reader and don't always click through but I'm here!

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

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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.