Thank you for taking the time to stop by and at least see what I have to say.  The sentiment means a lot to me.

I need to beg, and I’m sorry

I have been providing what I find to be quality content to a following on Facebook, and Twitter for over 6 years now, and have been blogging off and on during that time.  In that time, I have never asked for a donation, I have never done reviews for affiliate marketing, or even so much as displayed an ad. 

Unfortunately, now I need to beg, and I feel bad about that but I’m out of options.

How did you get here?

I am currently going through a divorce which has left me several months behind on my bills, still having 3 kids to care for and half the income.  Very soon, my house will be dark and cold, and I’m certain I will be evicted shortly afterward if I don’t find a way to raise some money.  I am already working 2 jobs, but the lack of daycare and the outrageous cost (~150/day) of the daycare in my area makes it difficult to take on any more.  

Where will the money go?

As it stands right now, between heating oil, wood (for the wood furnace), electric, rent, internet connection, and my phone, I am about $4500 behind, most services are 3 months behind and are going to be disconnected by the middle of the month.  I am also left without a vehicle, and I live in a very rural area.  I am a 45-minute drive from work, and an hour drive to the nearest grocery store, again, with 3 kids (aged 13, 8, and 1) in the house.

If, by the grace of God, I manage to somehow raise more than I need I will find something to do with the money, and you guys will help.  Maybe it will be donated to one or more of the foundations that we can collectively agree is deserving.  Maybe it will go back into Hackr so that I can do something that you guys need.  I don’t know where the extra money will go, but I won’t be buying scotch, take-out,  Starbucks, or anything I don’t need with it, you can be sure of that.

How do I help?

Every little bit helps.  The minimum on the form is $1, which is the minimum Stripe allows, and I would be eternally grateful for that dollar.  If you would like to make your donation public, please leave your name and you will be added to the bottom of the page with all of the other public donations.

Due to the concerns of some and this form, I have also created a gofundme.

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  • CuninganLostPwd – $25 – 1/2/2018
    • Thank you so much, you are the first donation and not only does the money help but you give me hope that this whole thing might actually go somewhere!  Sending love your way my friend.
      – Daniel
  • Thomas – $100 – 1/2/2018
    • Wow, Thomas.  I don’t even know what to write.  Thank you so much for your incredibly generous contribution to my situation.  I hope somebody somewhere can pay it forward and help you when you are down.  So much love coming your way, my friend. 
  • Alexander Nimmannit – $150 – 1/3/2018 via GoFundMe
    • Unbelievable.  I just can’t express how thankful I am for the generosity of strangers.  Your contribution is huge, and I will be eternally grateful for your help getting me out of this hole and these dark times.  So so so much love my friend.
  • Anonymous – $10 – 1/3/2018 via GoFundMe
    • Thank you so much!  Your donation truly helps me along my journey and without you, I wouldn’t be able to make it.  Seeing this gives me light in a really hard time!  Thank you whoever you are, and love love love coming your way.
  • Anonymous – $25 – 1/3/2018 via GoFundMe
    • My friend.  I cannot thank you enough.  Your donation gives me hope that I can soon be done with all of this and can eventually go back to just living life normally.  Thank you whoever you are and tons of love coming your way!
  • Anonymous – $150 0 1/4/2018 via GoFundMe
    • When I woke up to this, I got so excited.  I really was starting to think that this was all probably starting to die down, but nope!  Another huge donation from somebody who chooses to remain nameless, and I can’t thank you enough!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  Thanks a ton and please act on your good karma!
  • Meaghan Burford – $100 – 1/4/2018 via GoFundMe
    • Meaghan, after thanking on Twitter for the last donation, you jumped right up and helped me out.  A complete stranger in need of some help and I don’t think you even gave it a second thought.  You are a darling and a wonderful person.  Good vibes and love love love coming your way!  Thank you so so so much for your enormous donation!

I do want to note, that the only reason that this site is running right now, is because of an overly generous friend that not only paid to renew the domain but also added funds to my Vultr account to get the servers back online.  @Sp_L_aT, thank you for your generosity, tons of love coming your way.