Ambers Dream and Staying off of Social Security

  • US$325.00
    raised of $1,000.00 goal
32% Funded
8 Donors
Raised offline: $80.00
Total: $405.00
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Hello!

My name is Amber. I'm almost 31 (oh my time flies) and have been collecting baseball cards for 25 years. Just recently I have started trying my hand at selling cards on Ebay. I'm having some luck, but I really, really enjoy it. It has been my dream forever to have a business.

Those who have known me, have known my bubblegum, comic book, berry selling, etc ideas since I was little. I don't think it has ever been the desire to "get rich", but just the thrill of interacting, meeting peoples needs/wants, and with sports cards in particular it's about catching that childhood dream. Cheesy, I know, sorry, but not sorry.

Now on the otherside of things, I would like to stay off government assistance for as long as possible.

Why is that a thought??

I was born with a genetic disorder called Diastrophic Dysplasia. The main effects are stature, scoliosis, clubbed feet, and the cartiledge dissipates at a quicker rate. I used to walk, used crutches and now a wheelchair, but this isn't about a pity party. It's about me keeping my independence as long as I can.

I currently and have for the last 9 years worked full-time. I plan on doing that for awhile, but I notice sitting at a desk my hips, shoulders, back and muscles get sore/stiff every day. Sometimes it feels like I'm pitting two quality of life needs against eachother. Financial independence (paying my bills!) and physical longevity. (I am imagine this is what construction workers feel, you guys are awesome btw)

Costs of selling on ebay monthly:
24.95 store fee (19.95/month for a year)
Ebays 10%
Sleeves for cards
Shipping products; envelopes/tape
And of course...cards!

My real goal to currently raise is $239.40 for the year long store subscription. Just so I can try my hand out and become more established without constantly battling the fees.

Ideally another 200-500 for more cards and supplies.

My school background is in Business Management and Accounting. My career history has been in Accounting line...reconciling, inventory, bookkeeping, payroll. So, this isn't a complete stretch for me, but I admit, it will be an adventure!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Organizer

  • Amber Abrams
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Mason Caminiti
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2017
  • You rock! Best of luck - even though you won't need it. You're a truly amazing person who deserves all the wonderful things life has to offer.

$20.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jan 30, 2017
$50.00
  • Justin Fields
  • Donated on Jan 30, 2017
  • J'adore vous, Amber! Wishing you well, always. <3

$75.00
Feb 20

Starting to Take Off...vroom

Update posted by Amber Abrams at 03:29 am

Thanks so much for the generosity!You have helped me to fund a year of the ebay store. Buy some cards and supplies. Along with encouragement and inspiration. Trust me, we all need some of that these days...I just watched Patriots Day movie and without being political I want to say

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Feb 02

Learning Something New Every Day

Update posted by Amber Abrams at 04:04 am

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Jan 31

A Big Thank You!!

Update posted by Amber Abrams at 12:29 am

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Donors & Comments

8 donors
  • Mason Caminiti
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2017
  • You rock! Best of luck - even though you won't need it. You're a truly amazing person who deserves all the wonderful things life has to offer.

$20.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jan 30, 2017
$50.00
  • Justin Fields
  • Donated on Jan 30, 2017
  • J'adore vous, Amber! Wishing you well, always. <3

$75.00
  • L Bradley
  • Donated on Jan 30, 2017
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  • Sean Wise
  • Donated on Jan 30, 2017
  • Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as gift.

$50.00
  • Triple Play Sports Cards
  • Donated on Jan 29, 2017
  • Good luck Amber I know you can make this work. Call me if you need additional help with supplies. Ron

$50.00
  • Rod & Janice Springer
  • Donated on Jan 29, 2017
  • YOU GO GIRL 🤗. You are an Achiever and will always have our support!!! Bless you in this endeavor 🙏💖

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  • Jennifer Hedger
  • Donated on Jan 28, 2017
  • We love you 😙

$20.00

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US$325.00
raised of $1,000.00 goal
32% Funded
8 Donors
Raised offline: $80.00
Total: $405.00

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