If you remember a couple weeks ago I told you about a contest where the top 3 winners get a handicap accessible vehicle. I haven't posted about it again because about a week after we entered, I found out that the person in first place had over 34,000 votes! We had just over 1,000! I knew then that there was no way would be able to catch up to that person, so I ditched the contest and started researching ways we can purchase a van for Jax.
We went to our local dealer, and they are wonderful! They are actually a DME company so they are also helping us get Jax his specialized wheelchair that will fit his multiple needs. With this wheelchair we are going to need an accessible van. More than likely his chair will not fit in the back of my van. My van cannot be converted to the kind of wheelchair van we need that will still seat all of our family. Its actually more money to do the complicated conversion that the van is worth! I was actually excited to see that there are in fact vans that are not the super big ones, but will still seat all of our kids! Here is a picture of the van we need for Jax.
We are doing a bunch of fundraisers to help us buy this vehicle. I'm still working out how much it will cost. I'm going to trade my van in, and I'm still looking to see if Jax insurance or the Regional Center will help with any of the cost. These vans start at 40,000, so they are a chuck of change! Hopefully with all these together, we can buy Jax van!
One friend is donating all of her profits from jewelry sales to Jax van fund. Click here to see the catalog. Write down the item numbers for what you want to purchase, and then go here, to her facebook page and message her your order! That way it will be known that this order is for Jax van!
The other fundraiser right now is some fabulous fitness wraps! The profits from each wrap also goes to Jax van! Click here to see that fundraiser!
We have a few other fun fundraisers coming up! We are going to have an online tupperware party, loving that one! Our dear friend Cammie is also going to do a 31 fundraiser. 31 is totes and purses and other fun things you can have personalized! We are also going to be doing an auction. If you have anything you would like to donate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is Jax donation page where you will pay for auction items and other things for fundraisers. You can also make a cash donation if you wish to just do that.
We will get Jax his van he needs! I know we can do it, with the help of all of our great friends!