Reasons for @Chrisgroove1′s Chip-In

Blind kitteh @Chrisgroove1

Blind kitteh @Chrisgroove1′s (human) mom Roxann has desperately been trying to get employment in San Antonio, Texas, and she’s finally landed a few hours a week, in a retail job. Unfortunately it’s literally only a few hours work and barely pays the bus fares and definitely not enough to live on!

Shockingly, Roxann’s employment benefits have finished and she’s not eligible for further benefits because when they finished, she was working less than 40 hours per week (meaning: her new retail job of literally only a few hours a week.).

EMPLOYMENT

Serenity

She did everything in her power to get a full time job; she applied to countless jobs and couldn’t even get called for interviews because where she lives, unemployment is so high that just getting an interview is next to impossible.

Can you offer Roxann employment? She is very good at retail, well presented and a slim, attractive woman with a beautiful smile. If you have, or know of available employment, please let me know and I will pass the information to her. This is a genuine plea!

A small group of us have set up a Chip-In for @Chrisgroove1 and his mom, Roxann. Please do not feel pressured, but if you are able to donate anything toward Chris and his mom, it would be sincerely appreciated. No donation is too small!

IMPORTANT FACT:

Peaceful beauty

Roxann did NOT ask for the Chip-In to be set-up or for this article to be written; in fact she has a history of shying away from help and pretending everything is just fine, when infact things couldn’t be worse. If you have an issue with this, please speak with me, @PepiSmartDog, by leaving me a comment below and I will do my best to respond to each comment.

Note: Roxann is under tremendous strain at the moment and I ask pals NOT to negatively pressure her, as everything is already very fragile. She needs hope for her future, so if you have questions, ask me.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Roxann’s story is heroic and sad. She nursed her dying mother and in doing so lost her own long standing job when the company she worked for closed down days after her mother’s death, due to the economic downturn. She was left with medical bills, a broken down house, a blind cat and no job. She does not own a car; she can’t afford one. There is no boyfriend or husband or father and she is an only child, so there are no family members to turn to.

Potential pet beds Roxann could make to sell

A small group of amazing pals on Twitter (known as the ‘Cheerleaders’), have been helping Roxann out a little, buying Chris his kitteh food and kitty litter, as well as helping Roxann with food parcels now and then.

I am well aware of the ruckus about asking pals to help when one pal falls into a financial or emotional ditch, but quite frankly sometimes we just have to ask for help! This is one of those times.

POLL QUESTION:

IF’ Roxann made good quality pet beds, would you be interested in buying one or more of her beds?

She’s a talented sewer but unsure if anyone would buy her pet beds, if she actually made them. Please leave a response in the comments if you would be interested in Roxann’s pet beds. We are exploring all avenues of income for Roxann, as her circumstances become critical.      Click here for Chip-In.

Comments

  1. Louise says

    I would be very interested in pet beds made by Roxann and bless her heart I can vouch too for how hard she has tried to get work etc. It is remarkable. Please help her now a bit if you can. We all know that if she could she would be helping others. In fact evev when she really could not afford to help others she was!!! Small donations and prizes at parties.

  2. Louise says

    I would be very interested in pet beds made by Roxann and bless her heart I can vouch too for how hard she has tried to get work etc. It is remarkable. Please help her now a bit if you can. We all know that if she could she would be helping others. In fact evev when she really could not afford to help others she was!!! Small donations and prizes at parties.

  3. Ellanie says

    I just cleaned the cat rooms and their beds are falling apart, so I know I’m going to need some!

    And I echo what Louise said, as well. Roxann has always been here for all of us. Let’s be here for her!!

  4. clingycat says

    please roxann, pls start sewing!!! we desperately desire a pineapple bed. think of us!!! please meow meow meow thanks mwah

  5. says

    G’day Peps,

    Is the image of the bed an actual image of Roxann’s work? I don’t need a bed (I’m a puppet), but could her work be ranged by the petstores affiliated with FrugalDougal, BabyPatches and BorisKitty?

    If her work is not commercial already, we need to make sure that she is not overwhelmed by this (as capital will be needed to buy materials to get going) & we aren’t all creating stress for her. Sorry if I’m pointing out the obvious.

    So, a proposal: could Roxanne make a couple of beds in response to the comments here with the commenters paying in advance to cover her startup costs? Then those beds could be used as prototypes to ‘sell-in’ to petstores affiliated with FrugalDougal, BabyPatches and BorisKitty, as a start, or at least to help Roxann set up a range for Etsy.

    Thanks for starting this discussion Pepi,
    WeK

  6. @Midnightpurrs says

    we would order at least one good-quality pet bed. @Maxwellpurrs has outgrown the two we have, and keeps trying to kick me off staffs’ blanket. *angry ears*

  7. @iamtammycat says

    My sisfur Shelley (big maine coon mix) needs a pet bed! She’s been spending way too much time in my pet bed!

  8. Rocky says

    Those pet beds look fantastic! If she can make those I would definitely buy them! Maybe there are some internet and business savvy friends who could help her start a business? I would also be willing to pay for beds in advance so that she could buy materials. Awesome idea! Best of luck Roxann!

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