Hi! My name is Christie Stockstill. I'm an artist and photographer living in Austin, Texas. A few years ago I offered benefits to my clients in return for supporting a local charity. I set up a page on this site and was able to raise just over $600 for the Capital Area Food Bank. Last year I got sick and couldn't get it together in time, so this year I'm back at it, hoping to raise a little money to support the Austin Children's Shelter. They depend on donations to continue offering services to children and families struggling to find a new way forward - a new life safe from child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. During the holiday season you can volunteer to shop for individuals who may otherwise not get anything special for Christmas. Every year I select one name from the list and do my best to buy at least a couple things from their wishlist, but I ALWAYS wish I had more money to spend on that person. Even more, I wish I could select more than one name from the list! It's heartbreaking to read what some of them would like. It's not fancy toys or expensive electronics; it's usually clothing or toiletries! Can you imagine being in a position where all you want for Christmas is a warm coat?!I'm hoping your support will help me do more for our struggling neighbors this year. If you are able, please consider donating anything you can to help. If you are a client booking a photoshoot, I will happily gift you complimentary 5 x 7 gift prints for your generosity: one 5x7 print for every $25 donated, or, if you don't want the prints, I'll simply apply up to $100 of your donation to your print order.If you are not a client, I will still happily gift you a 5x7 print. I have selected six art pieces, which I will share on my blog and on Facebook. I will print, sign and deliver one of those images for you for your $25 donation, 2/$50, 3/$75, 4/$100. You get the idea. All you have to do is pick your favorite(s) and let me know. Thank you for helping!Christie
Here's the link to the GoFundMe page: Click Here To Donate!*Please don't do the whole anonymous donation thing if you would like to receive complimentary prints. *This campaign will start now and run through the end of November 2016.