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There are many of us here in this Fab40 website.  We are like family!  Some of us may encounter temporarily unpleasant moment, like death of a loved ones, terminal illness among ourselves or family, ......etc
I try to pull all our resource together so we can lend our hand to one other.
I am thinking if we can set up a sunshine fund, we can use that towards that purpose.  

Hope you can join us, the fortunate ones!

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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • 11/7/08 As you know, one of our members has a death in her family - I think it is her brother. Some may know her deeply, some may not and this is my thinking when we have a member in need:
      -we identify a member in need
      -we publish a notice for who is the member in need
      -whoever wants to help out, send $1 to chocolatier (for now) or any other member among our family that we can promote their products on in the future... like the candles, etc.
      -we also place a deadline for funds collection
      -once $ collected, we send out a certificate so member in need can work out the detailed privately with provider

      Make sense... suggestions... though in process....



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • chinadoll. as I posted in my message to you, I am truly honored that you asked me to send Jackie a box of chocolates and I’m delighted to do so. But, please I don’t want anyone to send me a dollar. When you asked me if I would make up a box of chocolates for her, it would be my priviledge to do so, on behalf of her friends at fab40.

      I think it was a beautiful idea you had to reach out to Jackie in a show of support the way you did. I am in full agreement of that. She and her family must be in a lot of pain right now as I believe the death was very sudden.If you still would like to send her a gift and that gift is to be chocolates, all I need is an address where she will be next Thursday or Friday. I would be happy to send a gift to her on behalf of her friends here on this site.

      Just let me know what you’d like to do. I think it was a sweet and lovely idea you had.

      Cynthia



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      Dennie05 wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • I’m sorry for the loss of one of our “sisters“.  I don’t know who, but I still feel sad for that person and family.  

      I think the sunshine fund is a great idea.  Let us know how it works.



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      Linni wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • What a wonderful thing to do Cynthia! thank you so much!

      being here for each other is what its about! i think a sunchine fund is a great thing Chiandoll!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • linni... Did you get infected by the Chinglish... you said sunchine fund... how fun!

      Chocolatier (Cynthia): I understand you do not want our money but we like to contribute.  So if we send you a $1, when the deadline comes, you can count how many $1 bills you get and send her the chocolate what that among can purchase.  Perhaps with our efforts, she may get a bigger box.  Or we can save up the money for another member in need.  Sorry, she may have to keep a box labeling Fab40 and I don’t have a problem with that..anyone?



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • Chinadoll, again, I appreciate you asking me to make up and send a box of chocolates to Jackie as a gift from the fab40 ladies. But, again, please hear me out, I don’t want anyone to send me a dollar to contribute to this box of chocolates. I think this is an absolutely lovely gesture you have done and a beautiful idea for a sunshine fund. But, I say again, I would be honored to contribute a box of chocolates and I wish for it to be my  contribution. I very much prefer not to be paid for it.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • Then the whole purpose of Sunshine fund is useless... I understand you and can you understand me?



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • I don’t think the idea of the fund is useless. But, with a fund and with members of a group contributing to it, someone would be responsible for managing contributions and distributing them as appropriate.

      Again, when you asked me about a box of chocolates for Jackie from the fab40 ladies, I loved the idea. But when you said you would send me a dollar and would prompt others to do the same, honestly, that just doesn’t go with my principals. If I’m asked to contribute a box of my chocolates for someone as a sweet gesture from others - that’s a lovely thing to do on your part.  It would just be my priviledge.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • Ok... members, girls.. they are in their Soulful AA group...

      I cannot be in charge of money due to numerous reason (no, I am not a gambler or whatyoumacallit)..will someone take charge...

      collect money and go online and buy a box of chocolate from Chocolatier????



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • This is getting exasperating! You are very sweet and generous, however, in my past several years of business I have done this type of thing and it’s my pleasure. All is need is an address. This was your very lovely idea but let me just be a contributor to this gesture.

      Respectfully
      Cynthia



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • Forever to our member???? That’s what I am saying, planning and asking. My darling!



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      Yana Berlin wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • Cynthia,

      That is very sweet of you.

      Chinadoll,  

      Awesome idea, however, before we do this we need to figure out the way to collect the money.

      Let me see how this can be done, give me some time to figure it out.

      You are truly a doll, and you have huge heart.

      Hugs to you gals.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • Thanks Yana, if I have huge heart, how come I have no boobs?



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      Linni wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • LOL.. chinadoll, i guess your chinglish IS wearing off on me! LOL



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      Yana Berlin wrote Nov 7, 2008
    • I have big hips, how come it took me 17 freaking hours to deliver????

      Big heart has NOTHING to do with big boobs, besides, boobs you buy...heart you can’t



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      Dennie05 wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • In this economy, you can’t buy boobs either!!!! But Yana,  you are right, as far as heart...Chinadoll is ALL HEART, and are you.

      As far a the collection of money, it could get really sticky.  It just may be best to rotate responsibilties as to someone having something arranged, by those members who are interested in participating....unless Yana comes up with some way.

      I miss spoke in my earlier statements on this posting. I ment to say ...I am sorry for the loss of one of our “sisters‘” family members.  We have not lost one of our sisters.  I need to phrase my wording correctly.  Sorry for the confusion.



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      Feathermaye wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • I’m late getting here, and although it appears as if the idea, however thoughtful, has been set aside for consideration, I just want to add a couple of things.

      I’ve been a part of many online networks and groups, and (for the most part) most everyone has great intentions. I have seen lots of charitable attempts such as this, and have watched every one of them go down in flames.

      Deciding who is needy and who is not is very subjective. Besides, two different people, even under the exact same or very similar circumstances, may view their own circumstances differently.

      While $1 every now and then is something most anyone could manage, once you’ve done for one you will have lots of others lining up with their hands out, too. Then you‘re back to deciding who truly is needy and who isn’t. And hurting someone’s feelings if they don’t get the help they feel they deserve just as much as the person WHO did receive it.  

      Eventually, $1 each becomes $5 and then $10, and where does it end? There are many unethical folks who will break down a door and put on a sad face if they hear they can get something for free, and there are lots of people wiling to give everything they can to help out someone else.

      I just wouldn’t at all be comfortable taking part in something like this, regardless of how charitable I am.

      When I can, and as much as I am able, I donate to the Red Cross, American Heart Association and other organizations designed to collect and distribute assistance.

      You asked for a dollar and got my 2 cents! I hope it’s taken in the spirit I intend it!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 8, 2008
    • Thanks for the generous donation!  It is highly appreciated and I hear you... that’s a good point.



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