Name Your Price

Want a $1,750 membership for pennies on the dollar?  Read on.

A while back, I put together a short film for a friend of mine who ministers to homeless individuals in our community.  My whole family chipped in, and it turned out to be a life-changing experience for all of us.  It challenged our beliefs about who the homeless are and how they came to be without something that most of us take for granted: a safe, warm place to sleep at night.

Who Are They Homeless?

Many regard their problems as self-inflicted; but, homeless individuals often suffer from chronic physical and mental health issues.  Others are victims of crime or domestic violence.  Still others have simply not been able to find steady work in this selective economic recovery.

And, a growing number are homeless through absolutely no fault of their own. The National Center on Family Homelessness reports that 1 in 30 children has been homeless in the past year — a significant increase since the 1:50 rate during the depths of the financial crisis.

Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 10.04.26 AM We live in a pretty affluent area, so we didn’t think it happened around here.  But, when kids in my daughters’ schools were asked to raise their hand if they’d ever been homeless, about 1 in 10 responded.

Everybody raised their hand when asked if they knew a classmate who had ever been homeless.

Local government has utterly failed to address the issue.  State and federal efforts haven’t been much better.  Increasingly, it seems the only solution is caring, concerned folks like you and me.

What Works

Organizations like my friend’s, Pass the Word Ministry, are doing an amazing job with very limited resources.  Every weekend, they distribute a hot breakfast and a lunch to go, free clothes, tents, sleeping bags, bikes and bike repair, haircuts and personal hygiene products.

feed2They would do even more if they had more money.  Their ultimate goal is to establish not just transitional, but permanent housing for those in need.  Many dedicated folks are working to make that happen.  But, those is need…need help now.

My family has been blessed this past year.  So, I’m personally contributing 25% of December’s profits to Pass the Word.  And, I’d like to encourage all of you to contribute to either Pass the Word, or to whichever organization focuses on alleviating homelessness in your town.

Do Well by Doing Good

To reward you for sharing your good fortune, I’m offering an immediate, tangible bonus.

Purchase an annual membership at the regular price and then forward me confirmation of your charitable contribution [pebblescribe at gmail dot com.]  In return, I’ll rebate you 5 X your contribution, up to $1,250.  That’s a $5 rebate for every $1 you contribute, i.e. a $1,750 membership for as little as $500.

And, for anyone contributing $500 or more, I’ll throw in an hour of one-on-one coaching on technical analysis/charting.  Some examples:

Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 12.41.48 PMTo further entice you, this is the good stuff: Chartered Annual Memberships. That means that your annual subscription price will never increase as long as you’re a member of the site.

If you’re already a member, contribute $500 or more and get the hour of 1-on-1 coaching anyway, just as my way of saying thanks.  It’s also yours if you get a friend or acquaintance to sign up.

For more information and to make a tax-deductible contribution to Pass the Word, CLICK HERE to be taken to their new website.  They’re a 501(c)(3) and they accept PayPal.

To sign up for a membership and get your rebate going, visit our membership page HERE.

Whether or not you’re already a member, or already give to Pass the Word or another organization, consider passing this message on to friends, family, or your favorite discussion board.   Share the wealth, and pass the word.




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