First and foremost, thank you so much for visiting our fundraising page!
My name is Jessica, and my 10 year-old future stepson, Collin, is visiting us for the summer. He lives with his mother and 4 half siblings in Vermont and has never seen the ocean or been to a beach or been to Florida. Ever since we purchased his flight to visit us here in NC, we wanted to surprise him for his birthday in August by going on a vacation for 5-6 nights to Florida. We made hotel reservations and planned a trip to Disney for him. He has no idea about it, it will be a complete surprise! We will pack his suitcase and get in the car and drive, and he will only know where we are going as we drive!
His father, TJ, unfortunately got let go from the shop he worked at 3 days before his son arrived for the summer. He just got a new job last week but is making less than before and doesn't see his first check until the 15th. We have been managing on my salary, and have been able to keep food on the table and pay the bills, though it has been close.
Furthermore, our air conditioning unit broke, and we had to use the vacation savings to get it fixed. Adding to our bad luck, my fiance's tire blew this weekend, and we will have to get that replaced this week, again by using our savings. With this run of bad luck in June and July, our savings is close to being completely depleted and our hotel costs will be $880.65. We can cancel our plans to Disney, but we are incredibly reluctant to cancel our entire trip. We really want Collin to experience the beach and ocean!
Any donation made will go directly to paying the hotel costs and will help immensely. With what we have left of savings, we believe we can cover half of the hotel and our food/gas.
Please consider helping us make Collin's 11th birthday one he will never forget!
Thank you so, so much!
Jessica and TJ