Category: BW Public Service Announcement


Here is the donation link

On June 18th, my mother was evicted from her home, where she had lived for nearly 20 years. She’s a special education teacher that has extensive experience in the field, especially helping inner city Baltimore students.

Through a myriad of unfortunate situations, she wound up not being able to pay rent on time and have massive fees piled on top.  Dealing with all of this, she wound up being put out. Enable to get her back into her home before the junk truck comes and clean it out, we have to raise $1010 dollars and quickly. Thank you for your help.

I remember a reader telling me that they couldn’t get stream of my regular posts ported to FB (meaning that even this post will go unseen unless I pay Facebook to promote it major – which I won’t because that’s ridiculous). It’s difficult because this is an issue with Facebook wanting money so only the ones who pay the most get seen the most in your timelines and feeds. I find that immensely unfair because given someone has clicked the “Like” button, they already are expressing that “Yes, I want to see more of this, I want to follow this person and what they do.” Not cool.

I learned from a different fan page that you, the fan, have to actively click the “Get Notifications” selection when you click the drop-down for the “Liked/Like” button.

keep up with BW on FB

Make sure to do this to keep up on new Black Witch happenings. Especially since October is coming up so that means there’s the Samhain Pickers Giveaway and the Samhain/Halloween Ustream. I’ll try to keep reminding people throughout the month of October.

And yes, you can message me through Facebook and since Ask Black Witch is on Friday, now would be a good time to do so.

Due to my internet being down, this means no new post tommorrow. Sorry everyone.

Firstly, I gotta say, I have been literally moved to tears multiple times when I saw how much you all were donating and buying my services (seems like natal charts are really popular!), I am incredibly touched to see how many people really cared about my well-being and keeping a roof over my head. To be honest, I thought I was going to get a lot of mean messages or just no response at all so I am very wowed at how you guys really helped out – and in a crappy economy, no less!

And y’all not the only ones! My therapist hipped me onto a one-time grant that also really helped a lot. So, here’s what has happened so far and the changes in development.

So, first I got my yellow letter of doom that was asking for $750. That was bad but so was the following thought: it was on top of June’s rent, which is $715, creating a total of a whopping $1,465. And I wasn’t the only one, my parent who lives in the same area as me (but not with me, I live by myself) got one, too. That’s not good. There were people who could help but they could only help really either me or my parent. So, I created the donation drive so that I could alleviate as much burden as I could so my parent could get the bulk of the help and honestly thought that was exactly what was gonna happen: I pay off the $750, get donations for the $715 as much as possible, my parent gets their help and hopefully things would look a little better for both me and my parent. And then my therapist told me about the grant, which then I thought that I’ll take the grant for the $715 (because the $750 should have been taken care of) and whatever money I raise will go straight to my parent to even further alleviate their rent load.

Then, an error occurred with my finances because, of course, why should things only be a little bad when they can get a whole lot worse? And on top of that, the finances will take about a month to iron out. So that gives me money for the $715 and nothing for the $750. Crap.

I was worried about telling everyone the change in plans of having to find $750 because that certainly isn’t a good look to go “Yeah, I want y’all to donate but instead for $715 like I originally said, it’s actually $750.” And then to have to probably do it again when I learned that the $750 magically turned into $777 – Oh, hai, since I brought that up, let’s go onto that part of the story, it’s a bona fide humdinger.

So I couldn’t pay when I thought I would so I contacted my landlord’s lawyer who then directed me to my landlord. I call up the landlord company, got the receptionist and mentioned that I’ll be paying on a different date (Friday) and they say, “Okay, that’ll be $777.”

Wat?

I responded, “No, my sheet says ‘$750’. I’m paying before the 27th so there should be no fees or anything. That’s what the lawyer said.”

To which they respond, “Yeah, we didn’t have enough room on the sheet to include court costs so it isn’t on there but that’s what your total is, $777.”

So basically, if I or my parent (or anyone living in my complex and got a yellow sheet of doom) paid what was written on the sheet, they still would be considered paying short because of a fee that was never listed anywhere on the official sheet. The bottom line clearly said “$750”, not “$777”. A hidden fee that I didn’t know about and was never notified of, not even by the lawyer and only learned through the byways of just simply changing my pay date to another date that should not have affected my paying. I told my parent this, which sucks them even further of emergency funds that was supposed to be fettered out for other expenses. As you could guess, I’m not happy. Still am not because it is really deceitful and thus unfair.

So I kept the donating to $715 and decided to simply figure out a way to handle the additional bit. But now that what I had to raise money for was gonna end way sooner than what was originally planned, that’s why I had to end donating so soon. Again, I thank you guys for really stepping up and being there for me.

Here’s what you guys managed to raise: $441

The grant: $715

This together: $1,156

This is definitely the lion share of what my landlord wants me to fork up. I still have to hope for $336 going towards me but I hopefully I can get that handled and soon. And I’m working tightly with my parent to make sure they stay afloat.

Here is the evening update of “Keep Black Witch in Her Home”: 50% has been collected so far! Thank you donors and please continue donating, it ends at the end of today, in the next two hours!

Remember, if you don’t want to merely donate but would rather purchase services, you’re in luck. I do proofreading of resumes and academic papers. Don’t have a resume but want to have one? I can help you build your resume. Don’t have either but you do write creative works? I can assist with that as well. Price list is this:

Resume proofreading: $15

Academic paper proofreading: $20

General proofreading (e.g. stories and poems): $20

And I’m not going to do tarot or palmistry divination services but I actually can do natal charts so:

Natal Charts: $20

Comes with Chart, with a five to ten page interpretation. All I need is birth date, birth place and birth time (noon is used if birth time is not known)

Contact me at thisblackwitch@hotmail.com if you want to purchase any of these services.

STANDING UPDATE: I talked with the lawyer of my landlord and they want to get the money by this week. That means I need to raise $355 by the end of this week, Friday and to ensure the money is there, I would like to have at least the bulk of it raised by tonight, May 22. That means I really need some donations, people buying my services, whatever. I really need your help or I am out on the street. Please make it happen.

Here is the evening update of “Keep Black Witch in Her Home”: 42% has been collected so far! Thank you donors and please continue donating, it ends at the end of today, Wednesday.

Remember, if you don’t want to merely donate but would rather purchase services, you’re in luck. I do proofreading of resumes and academic papers. Don’t have a resume but want to have one? I can help you build your resume. Don’t have either but you do write creative works? I can assist with that as well. Price list is this:

Resume proofreading: $15

Academic paper proofreading: $20

General proofreading (e.g. stories and poems): $20

And I’m not going to do tarot or palmistry divination services but I actually can do natal charts so:

Natal Charts: $20

Comes with Chart, with a five to ten page interpretation. All I need is birth date, birth place and birth time (noon is used if birth time is not known)

Contact me at thisblackwitch@hotmail.com if you want to purchase any of these services.

STANDING UPDATE: I talked with the lawyer of my landlord and they want to get the money by this week. That means I need to raise $530 $493 $413 by the end of this week, Friday and to ensure the money is there, I would like to have at least the bulk of it raised by tonight, May 22. That means I really need some donations, people buying my services, whatever. I really need your help or I am out on the street. Please make it happen.

Here is the afternoon update of “Keep Black Witch in Her Home”: 31% has been collected so far! Thank you donors and please continue donating, it ends at the end of today, Wednesday.

Remember, if you don’t want to merely donate but would rather purchase services, you’re in luck. I do proofreading of resumes and academic papers. Don’t have a resume but want to have one? I can help you build your resume. Don’t have either but you do write creative works? I can assist with that as well. Price list is this:

Resume proofreading: $15

Academic paper proofreading: $20

General proofreading (e.g. stories and poems): $20

And I’m not going to do tarot or palmistry divination services but I actually can do natal charts so:

Natal Charts: $20

Comes with Chart, with a five to ten page interpretation. All I need is birth date, birth place and birth time (noon is used if birth time is not known)

Contact me and we’ll get squared away.

STANDING UPDATE: I talked with the lawyer of my landlord and they want to get the money by this week. That means I need to raise $530 $493 by the end of this week, Friday and to ensure the money is there, I would like to have at least the bulk of it raised by tonight, May 22. That means I really need some donations, people buying my services, whatever. I really need your help or I am out on the street. Please make it happen.

This is a major update for “A Plea for Help”, please read.

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who have already donated, I really do appreciate this more than you know. 20% raised already, this is fantastic. (Update (8:00 PM): it’s at 26% now. Please keep donating!)

I talked with the lawyer of my landlord about payment and they want to get the money by the end of this week, Friday). That means I need to raise $570 by the end of tomorrow (Wednesday, May 22, 2013) to ensure that it is there in their hands on Friday. I really need more donations, people buying services (will be posted below), whatever. I really need your help or I am out on the street.

Donate here

Here are the services offered by me, please email me at thisblackwitch@hotmail.com if you are interested:

Resume proofreading: $15

Academic paper proofreading: $20

General proofreading (e.g. stories and poems): $20

And I’m not going to do tarot or palmistry divination services but I actually can do natal charts so:

Natal Charts: $20

Comes with Chart, with a five to ten page interpretation. All I need is birth date, birth place and birth time (noon is used if birth time is not known)

Thank you and please help. I will keep everyone updated should anything changes.

I figured it would be smart to tell everyone exactly what is going on so I’m going to have a Ustream livestream tonight at 9 PM EST to explain everything that’s been going on with me. It will be recorded so if you miss it, I’ll have a link up.

Meanwhile, just read this post “A Plea for Help” and donate, donate, donate so I don’t lose my home. I’ve already got 10% towards the goal! Thank you so much, donors!

A Plea for Help

So, I usually don’t like to mix my real life with the Black Witch life but I think now would be the time.

Here it goes:

I currently am in a dire financial strait that could cost me my current apartment. Money has been reaaaaaally tight and it turns out, I can’t pay this month’s rent of $715. If I can’t get all this by May 31st, I’m out on the street, literally. I can barely cover the electricity for this month so the notice I got from the landlord is a real hit in the gut. I need your help.

I really could use donations right about now. Here is a donation link via Paypal , please share this everywhere because this is really important. I don’t know what I can do and if there are any organizations that can help me out, I would really appreciate it.

I’ll be posting this on the regular until all the money is collected or it is May 31st. Whichever comes first (I hope it’ll be the funds.) Please, please help. If I’m out on the street, Black Witch will cease to exist.

– Olivia H./Black W.

%d bloggers like this: