Please Help Keep the Cushings Help Organization, Inc. Running!
After a lot of soul searching, I have decided to add subscriptions back to these boards. This year's expenses (Cushings Help Organization Annual Expenses) will be just under $3,000 US and donations have been under $1,000. In 2012 we were $1652.57 short of our goal. For an exact donation amount, please see the Donation Tracker.
To help a little - I know money is tight for everyone - I also added a $1.00 a month subscription package. As always, these can be canceled at any time.
When I started Cushings-Help.com, it was my intention to make it a place for all to receive much needed free help and support. That is still my intention; however, these costs keep mounting, so you now have the option of making a donation to help with the running of these websites. If you are satisfied with our support, information and/or the help you receive here, please consider making a donation. Your donation will help to offset the costs of keeping these sites online and free to all who need them.
To register and participate in any of the Cushing's Help and Support websites and services is free. However, it is through the generosity of our members that these sites remains free. Members who choose to "subscribe" or "donate" help keep the website fees paid so that the thousands of members can enjoy the support offered.
Your donation helps with the upkeep of the many sites in the Cushing's Help family, cushie.info, cushings-help.com, cushings-support.com, cushings-info.com, cushingsonline.com, addisons-help.com, the message boards, podcasts, Voice Chats/Interviews, Wiki, blogs, Facebook, chats, blogs and much more.
For those who want to know, there's an spreadsheet of 2012 expenses at Cushings Help Organization Annual Expenses This file will be updated as new bills come in, features added OR removed.
Thanks for your continued support!
Thank you so much for your donation!
Using iGive is a way to help support the work of these websites at no additional cost to you.
This Cushings Help Organization, Inc site and the message boards are growing fast. Each has outgrown it's web server and had to be moved to accommodate this growth. Many of the people on the boards have agreed to help support this growth. You can help, too, if you shop online. There's a website (iGive.com) where you can shop at the same stores that you normally would and at the same prices. Some stores even offer discounts for using this service.
However, with a special agreement, these stores contribute some of the profits to the upkeep and monthly charges of running this site and the message boards.
It doesn’t cost anything to join and once you’re a member, every time you shop the Mall at iGive.com this site can get a percentage of each purchase you make. Just by signing up, Cushings Help Organization, Inc gets $1.00
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Thank you for your support!