Friday, April 30, 2010

Okay, I have to rant!

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 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.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about that, Ashley. I know it's disappointing when people offer to help you and then don't follow through. I'm glad I was able to help you though. Possibly, you can still hold a silent auction with the items you have and some of your baked goodies. I hope it works out for you, good luck!

  2. Laura you were a huge help! Thank you so much :) I will still be holding the silent auction, I've just had to push up the date by a week to get a few more things, but I will be doing it :) I will let you know the outcome :)

  3. Ashey, It's good that you vented! We all need to vent sometimes - it helps. =) That's so frustrating about all the disappointments lately. I hope you'll keep your head up and stay positive. If you're still doing the silent auction, send me a convo - I'll donate to your cause, because I'm with you 100% in supporting ACS. I hope you have a great day tomorrow - and SMILE! =)

  4. Gosh, I forgot to mention that I'm nominating you and your blog for the Sweet Blog Award. Please come to my blog and check it out.