Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I have some good news I just had to share

Thanks to everyone who has helped Pages for Children, I am one step closer to making it non-profit. All I need now is almost $600. Thanks to God intervening, I found a lawyer that is willing to work with me on this. He has decided to take a cut from his normal fee to help.

It's funny the way we met. I was walking into a store one day while it was raining and offered to share my umbrella. Once we got inside we started talking, so I gave him a card for my new business, Prints by Olivia. Come to find out, he's a business attorney. I just talked to him yesterday. If all goes well, this time next month, Pages for Children will be Pages for Children, Inc. non-profit. Isn't it great?!!!!

To top off my day, I talked to one of the principals in my area and she is willing to let me use Prints by Olivia as a fund raiser for the school. I think what she really liked was the fact that there are no catalogs to send out. All she has to do is send letters home to the parents and let them know if they by products off my site the school will raise money. She has also said she will place a link on their site.

Yesterday has been a great day for me and I just had to share the good news with you. I'll keep you informed of when things are finalized.

I hope you have a great day and may God be with you always.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Why I don't like Wal-Mart

I'm sure most everyone has heard about the death at a Wal-Mart store durin Blac Friday. Have you actually looked it up to see what happened? I did this moring. Here are few links that detail what happened.

"A 34-year-old WalMart employee was trying to hold back the crowds at a Long Island store this morning at 5am, when they took the doors off their hinges and stormed the store." This story goes on to to say about whose fault it is. At least I will give this person one thing, they blame both the shoppers and Wal-Mart.

The story I like best is this one. "A crowd of bargain seekers apparently killed a temporary worker at a Wal-Mart store in suburban New York when people literally broke down the door to get at "door buster" specials inside the store." This is an objective story that tells all sides.

This is the story that really gets me. It starts out great, tells what happened, gives a couple of points of view, and ends in a way that really makes me angry. "Items on sale at the Valley Stream Wal-Mart included a Samsung 50-inch Plasma HDTV for $798, a Bissel Compact Upright Vacuum for $28, a Samsung 10.2 megapixel digital camera for $69 and DVDs such as "The Incredible Hulk" for $9." Who cares what was on sale? On every story about this that I looked at, it ended the same way, telling what was on sale.

It is so frustrating to see something like this happening. It's one reason why I don't go out on Black Friday. Plus, I don't like Wal-Mart anyway. I'm not saying that there was a lot they could have done to prevent this. I don't know if they could have or not. But it is very uncalled for. People actually got mad because the store had to close for a few hours because of the death. They even hurt a 28 year old woman that was eight pregnant. Is that ridiculous or what? No item is worth the pain or death of any person. There are a few things I might have wanted, but I don't need to hurt someone to get it. To those of you that had a hand in this crazy situation, Shame On You!!! One article calls everyone who did this dehumanized and I have to agree. People are past the point where they don't care about anyone else but themselves. I'm ashamed of these people.

Please keep these people that were hurt in your prayers as well as the family that lost a loved one. Also pray for those that helped cause this situation.

God be with you always.