Hi, honeybees. It’s been awhile. As I’m sure many of you know, Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and Louisiana with quite some force last week. I am physically safe with minimal damage, which I’m beyond grateful for. But one of my close friends, Jeremy, has lost everything, and will be displaced for at least 15-20 days before he can even access his home again to begin rebuilding. Just imagine losing not only your home, but your cars, your belongings and a lifetime of memories. Absolutely heartbreaking.
Y’all know that I’m not the kind of person to sit back and do nothing. So of course, I wanted to help. I’ve created this GoFundMe page to show Jeremy that he and his loved ones don’t have to face this devastation alone. And to thank my honeybees who choose to help, I’m doing giveaways! These aren’t in any way affiliated with these companies – just something that I’m doing as a way of saying thank you for caring.
If you donate between $1-$19, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $25 VISA gift card.
If you donate between $20-$49, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $15 Starbucks gift card, $25 VISA gift card and the new Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara (valued at $25).
And if you donate $50+, you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing to win: a $15 Starbucks gift card, $25 VISA gift card, the new Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara, and your choice of either a 30-minute video call with me or a Houston Restaurant Week dinner out with me, my treat (the dinner is only applicable to those in the Houston area, and it has to be claimed in September!).
There will be one winner from each tier. You’ll be entered into every tier you qualify for: for example, if you donate $50, you’ll be entered for all three prizes to increase your chances. If you donate + share, I’ll give you an extra entry as well (limit one per person). And if at least two people donate $50+, I’ll give away two of those grand prizes. <3
Winners will be chosen the evening of Friday, September 15th!
To participate, after you make your donation, either screenshot it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on Instagram, or just message me anywhere with your name, email address and amount donated. If you share, tag me in it so I know!
A couple of things, just to get this out there:
- That video call prize: I thought this would be a fun giveaway to be able to get to know me, especially for those of you who want to know more about blogging or breaking into plus size modeling. Absolutely nothing sexual in nature will be tolerated. If I feel uncomfortable, I’ll end the call immediately and you’ll be blocked.
- It pains me that this needs to be said, but please don’t try to claim an “anonymous” donation and say it was you if it wasn’t. Since I created the campaign, I can still see who made each donation (yes, even the anonymous ones) and it makes you look like a heartless jerk if you lie about it. That’s just wrong.
- If for whatever reason you don’t want the Urban Decay mascara (i.e. you don’t wear makeup), no worries! I’ll roll that extra $25 into your gift card, so you’ll get a $50 VISA gift card instead.
Any other questions? You know you can always ask me. I also appreciate those of you who are sharing this GoFundMe – it truly means the world to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.