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Sonya K EithBy Sonya K Eith
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Sonya K EithBy Sonya K Eith
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

"I am a Princess and I live in a palace and we can totally afford to eat ice-cream every day ! " , these words came tumbling out of my 3 year old daughter's mouth this morning.

Her name is Darla and she thinks everyone has a large family and a nice house. She thinks she can go to Disneyland every day of the week and buy whatever catches her eye in the grocery store. Her viewpoint is idealistic but unrealistic.

My goal is to take Darla on a tour of all the neighborhoods in Southern California. I want her to spend time at charities like MEND and The Union Rescue Mission and LAMP so she meets children her age who don't have parents with fat bank accounts. ( I am a social worker, so my own account is slim, but she doesn't understand that ). I want to take her through skid row and the barrios and the projects so she sees other types of housing. Darla will take some of her toys and dresses to give to other children. Darla is learning to sew and will make Princess and Prince sashes to give away.

Darla will come away from this with a broader exposure to the other cultures and lifestyles she lives around. This will increase her level of compassion so that she shares what she has and understands that true value comes from who you are and not what you own or can buy.

Your money will pay for travel, gas, bus passes, motels, film processing, postcards and postage as well as fabric for Darla’s gifts to other children.

At the end of our two months of research, Darla and I will write and illustrate a children's e-book and publish it in the Kindle marketplace to share her experience.

Risks and challenges

1. The time it will take to illistrate at least 40 pictures is about 100 hours
2. Our schedule is going to be almost exclusively weekend travels due to my regular M-F job
3. Severe weather may keep us home
4. Personal Health is a factor. We are both usually healthy but I can't take a snotty kid around and infect others.

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    An emailed thank you note from Darla

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    A post card from one of the places we visit, signed by Darla

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    A photo of Darla holding up a sign with YOUR name on it will be on the homelessinla.com blog

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    A cartoon rendering of you in the eventual e-book and a copy of the book and your name listed in the book

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    All of the above and you can select one location (within 50 miles of Los Angeles city ) for Darla to visit

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    All of these things and Darla will wear your name or company logo (G rated) in the picture she sends you

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    All of the above and Darla and her friends will host a tea party in your honor and send you a photo with them wearing your logo.

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Funding period

- (30 days)