I am participating in the relay for life as most you know by now and I have to get some stuff off my chest (nothing bad about the relay or the ACS!)
I put an ACS Relay for Life donation can at my sister's school...and the secretary told us she would put the can in the teacher's lounge. Now I wasn't expecting that much, maybe a few dollars...but when I went to pick up the can (A MONTH LATER) there was absolutely NOTHING in there...not even a penny!!!! I couldn't believe it. I help the school out SO much...I am there helping at the christmas parties, I help out the teachers, my mom and I give goodies for class parties, we chaperone for field trips, we have helped whenever the school has asked, and NOT ONE PERSON donated a lousy penny! I mean you find pennies lying on the sidewalk, in the street, everywhere! Nobody could just pop a penny in there? I was furious...I am sorry, but I cannot help it!
Then...another thing that aggravates me...the silent auction I was supposed to have. I had literally over 20 people contact me to tell me they were going to donate things...and I have only recieved 5 of the items...I have tried to contact the other people who were supposed to send items...and nobody writes me back. I think this is very sad...I mean the money that was going to be made from the silent auction was going to help the American Cancer Society (100% of the money!).
Then I have been having trouble with "scam" conversations on etsy. I have had 2 people contact me and had me post a reserved listing (the first was for 10 dozen cookies for this woman's daughter's bday party...the second was for 2 dozen cupcakes and 2 mini loaves of bread)...and then when I'd post the listing, they wouldn't buy it...so I would go to write them and find out they weren't even on etsy anymore.
I do want to give everyone who has purchased from my store a HUGE THANK YOU for being supportive and for sharing their very touching stories with me. :) If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have been able to raise the money I did for the American Cancer Society and Team Hole in the Wall. Much love to you all!
But I also want to ask, why aren't there more good hearted, honest people out there?
That is the end of my rant for now.