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please. I signed all kinds of stuff for you guys. Now I need your help. The Children's Storefront is part of a fund raising contest in Canada, but email from anywhere will work. We have reached the end of our resources and here, it is almost time for bed

we are asking for a grant from the Aviva community fund. Your email vote might make a difference.
Me, and my cohorts would be grateful if you could take a minute and vote for the Children's Storefront. I look to you, Europe for hope, because right now, we are so close it's scary.

Helen says:

Registered and voted x

29th Nov 2009, 23:23

Spiderbaby says:

voted and clicked on the facebook thingy (I'm not sure what that does yet but it can't hurt).
Really hope this comes through for you and all concerned. It's such a great example of the kind of place that should exist everywhere there are kids, it needs to come back, not just for those nearby, but to be an example of how things can be as well.
Best of luck.

29th Nov 2009, 23:24

swamprose says:

I love you guys. thank you so much. My moblog is such a mysterious thing, maybe this is a way we can make the world a little smaller.

29th Nov 2009, 23:25

beth nli says:


29th Nov 2009, 23:30

swamprose says:

Yay! thank you beth.

29th Nov 2009, 23:33

Spiderbaby says:

Love the 6th shot especially too. Faved. Can anyone do the highlight thing?

29th Nov 2009, 23:33

swamprose says:

that last shot is shirley's grandmother, and one of the kids from the storefront at the latest fundraiser. I met Shirley as a young mom, and over the years she been at the Storefront as a caregiver to the kids who are lucky enough to have her. She also sings. beautifully. it's the kind of place where generations are welcome.

29th Nov 2009, 23:37

shitake says:

Agree with Spiderbaby! And voted.

29th Nov 2009, 23:39

swamprose says:

shitake, I wish I could respond in shitake style with some great graphics. how about I just say thank you?

29th Nov 2009, 23:42

Jesson says:

Done! and shared on Facebook. All the best with this SR- it sounds like a very special place.

29th Nov 2009, 23:58

swamprose says:

thank you my friend Jesson. It is a good place on the planet. just like australia.

30th Nov 2009, 00:25

shitake says:

:) : )

30th Nov 2009, 00:49

mtn_hermit says:


30th Nov 2009, 01:02

swamprose says:

thanks you herring choker living in the american deep south. best to raven.

30th Nov 2009, 01:53

swamprose, nli says:

thank you for voting; it was really close.

The Children's Storefront has made it to the finals. now it is all about persuading Aviva to fund us. in the past month we raised $30,000 from individuals-- not bad for a month. we are halfway there.

30th Nov 2009, 06:08

bronxelf says:

im now registered. As soon as they open voting again Im on it.

30th Nov 2009, 06:28

Jesson says:

Fingers crossed SR. This is such a worthy way of spending the community's money- I hope you get all you need and more.

30th Nov 2009, 07:47

Only just saw this, but registered for future voting

30th Nov 2009, 08:24

Jane Doe says:

Some great portraits here.
Registered, good luck in the semis.

30th Nov 2009, 09:15

Viv says:

me too - ready for the next round x

30th Nov 2009, 10:46

nige says:

Glad you reached the semi-final. I'm poised to cast my vote.

30th Nov 2009, 10:51

jc1000000 says:

Congratulations on getting thru to the semis! Trigger finger at the ready.

30th Nov 2009, 15:08

swamprose says:

thank you all so much. The next round begins Dec 2. It is so good to have these two parts of my life come together. tonight is a board meeting of the Storefront at my house. Think I'll just have to tell them about you guys.

30th Nov 2009, 16:08

EJ says:

I just saw this.....sorry I missed the first vote but I'm registered and ready for the next round.

30th Nov 2009, 18:13

crickson says:

Voted late last night - should have been in time. Hope it goes well for you : )

30th Nov 2009, 18:20

swamprose says:

thank you for the HL. I have to confess to my Storefront friends that I posted their kids, moms and themselves.

30th Nov 2009, 18:46

minkey says:

1 day 9 hours 33 min til voting resume :)

30th Nov 2009, 19:28

Dhamaka NLI says:

just seen this.. will be back in 1 day and 8 hours

30th Nov 2009, 20:49

Jesson says:

Congrats on the great outcome- now for the next round. Will be sitting here waiting for it to open tomorrow. All the best.

30th Nov 2009, 22:50

OJ says:

Now registered for the next round. It looks like a great community resource - and I love your photos too. They're so warm.

2nd Dec 2009, 13:45

Viv says:

comfortably in the top 25 at the moment :) good luck

2nd Dec 2009, 14:07

Lyzardly says:

Missed the first round, but just voted in Round 2.
Facebooked and twittered as well.
Best of luck!

2nd Dec 2009, 15:05

Spiderbaby nli says:

Second round vote cast :)

2nd Dec 2009, 15:21

EJ says:

Voted in round 2. Good luck!

2nd Dec 2009, 22:34

Spiderbaby says:

We can keep voting every day can't we? Is that how this thing works?

3rd Dec 2009, 18:44

Viv says:

seems like it :)

3rd Dec 2009, 20:44

swamprose says:

S'baby--yes, you can vote once a day with each email, and the top 25 by Dec 16 will go for judging by an independent panel. Winners are announced Jan 25.

and thank you. :)

3rd Dec 2009, 21:10

mara says:

I missed the first round but now I registered and I voted

4th Dec 2009, 11:00

Jig along says:

Missed the previous round, glad I picked up on this for this round.

4th Dec 2009, 12:04

Viv says:

hey you've gone up to ninth that's good :)

8th Dec 2009, 19:28

swamprose says:

hello Viv. Ninth? wow. we have really moved up the line. there are a lot of people voting now, which is great. I miss the blog and taking photos. best to all. xx

8th Dec 2009, 19:31

bronxelf says:


8th Dec 2009, 20:30

Spidermonkey says:

Don't forget to keep voting! Every day you get another chance to vote.

10th Dec 2009, 17:01

Viv says:

Still voting 6 more votes left to folk including today's - slipped one to 10th

11th Dec 2009, 08:05

Viv says:

need to keep voting - slipped to 14th got to stay in the top 25 to go into the last round - 3 more days+

13th Dec 2009, 10:40

EJ says:

Still voting........keeping fingers and toes crossed you make it to the next round

13th Dec 2009, 13:43

swamprose says:

thanks to you for voting. yes, we are falling behind miserably. I have sucked up every email I can think of--anyone who wants me to vote for them, just email me.

only a few days left. hope I don't get carpal tunnel syndrome again from all this repetitive voting.

the storefront community is tired but determined. we have a couple of fundraisers on the go, but it's a lot of bakesales to raise the kind of money we need. once again, thanks to you.

13th Dec 2009, 20:36

Spidermonkey says:

Still voting... Back up to 13th at the moment.
Hang on in there!

14th Dec 2009, 17:14

Viv says:

me too

14th Dec 2009, 17:54

MaggieD says:

Have been voting as often as I can and have forwarded the link .... fingers crossed .....

14th Dec 2009, 18:01

Viv says:

Me too Maggie but only 14 hours to go and they are only hanging on by 300 votes from dropping into 26th position and losing any chance! Come on you people who twitter get twittering! Last stand one last chance to vote!

16th Dec 2009, 14:32

Voted. Sending out the word....


16th Dec 2009, 21:58

Essitam says:

Done and Voted - Good Luck!

16th Dec 2009, 21:58

Caine says:


16th Dec 2009, 22:17

swamprose says:

it's coming down to the wire and we are sadly so far behind that I don't think we have much chance to get funding.

I've got to say that what I have learned is that the Storefront crew are rock solid honest, and vote honestly.

unlike me.

thank you all for your help and concern. time to go vote some more.

16th Dec 2009, 22:20

hmm i'm a newbie here, don't know what to start

27th Apr 2010, 18:18

swamprose says:

hello moblogger united. Welcome to Moblog. This is a friendly place and questions about how to do things are not unusual. There is a handy 'help'on the upper left, and if that still leaves you confused, just keep asking.

27th Apr 2010, 18:43

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