PAY IT FORWARD?
How to get a unique gift for the pilgrim on your list and help The Little Fox House to continue...
BELIEVE ME EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS AND IF YOU CANNOT CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY THERE ARE OTHER WAYS. PLEASE SHARE
FACEBOOK IS THE PERFECT WAY TO LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW THAT YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT I AM DOING HERE AT FOXY HOUSE. AND IF YOU ASK THEM TO SHARE AS WELL......THAT IS THE TRUE SPIRIT OF
"PAY IT FORWARD"
I cannot do this alone, but with you....?
MIRACLES ARE POSSIBLE!
In advance, a big
to you all.
ADOPT A BOOK FOR FOXY HOUSE
The Little Fox House is my private home in which I offer retreat to pilgrims who have completed their Camino and has been my heartfelt dream since I walked my first Camino in 1999. It is not supported by any grant, municipality, religious or other organisation. Pilgrims eat a lot! Washing and drying produces hefty electricity bills. And I have the house on a "rent-to-buy basis" which must be completed at the end of 2014.
Won't you please consider if you can help this unique "half-way house" to continue to offer a cosy home to pilgrims in the process of "re-entry"?
WHAT TO GET THE PILGRIM ON YOUR LIST: A UNIQUE BIRTHDAY PRESENT OR TRIBUTE
When I moved here to Carantoña three and a half years ago this December 19th, it was with a hope and a dream I came. When walking my first Camino in 1999, my walking companion and I (“Alex” in Pilgrimage to Heresy) agreed that pilgrimage was changing, that it was no longer only Spanish and Catholics on pilgrimage, and that what was needed was a place of repose, reflection, peace for all upon completion of their Camino: a comfortable place in which to pass a few days before returning home. “There will be a sketch pad in one corner,” I said, “and a guitar in another.”
Now we have both, and much, much more….
The Little Fox House welcomes you when your Camino is done and has done now for three years. Over 300 pilgrims from 38 countries have passed this way. And I like to think they have moved on with more confidence, more relaxed, more determined to transfer their pilgrimage experience into the next stage of their lives.
But it is by no means secure. I was unable to get a mortgage when I first took this on. Most of you have some understanding of the Spanish economy and it is truly dire. I had hoped to succeed with my little language school but this has had the opposite effect and has taken more than 20,000 euros of what was to become my deposit. Nobody has any money in Spain right now even though they know only too well that languages are the future.
* I am the worst person in the world to ask for financial help and this even my closest friends know but I am asking you – if you are a Little Fox Alumnus, or someone who admires what we are doing and would like to participate in whatever little way, to consider the following: Give a little bit of The Little Fox House for someone in your life, be it a birthday, and anniversay, or for Christmas. One of the things which everyone remarks on when they arrive here is the number of English language books. I would like to offer you a chance to “give” one of those books while donating to Foxy House.
Here is how it works:
You e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with either your name or your recipient’s name and a little bit about your/their reading taste. I will then select a book for you and put in bookplate with your name as an associate of The Little Fox Fundraising Initiative. You then swing on over towww.thelittlefoxhouse.com donate page and enter what you feel you can afford. If you can donate 50 euros or more I will promise to send you an e-book of The Little Fox House Cookbook : some great, tried and tested and economical meals and even a few diet plans to keep that Camino weight loss off!
But ANYTHING is welcome, no matter how small!
There is a PAYPAL button now on The Little Fox Website:
What you give will help to ensure a place of transition for pilgrims for many years to come. All will go towards reducing the agreed upon purchase price of the retreat, in other words add to the necessary down-payment due at the end of 2016 or I will lose everything we have worked for.
Believe me: nothing is too small and every little bit helps. Will you help me keep this unique place open???
PS You will not be buying new books for the house. You will be “adopting” one of the many I already have here and it will be yours – to come and get one day, or to leave for others to enjoy knowing that you have helped that to come about.
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME? "Field of Dreams" was about hope in the face of all odds. Yes, I believed in that and I believe in it still; but I am realising more and more that this cannot come abut by my endeavours alone It needs you and people like you who realise that the Camino is changing; and not only that but that it is bringing about a renaissance in spirituality and life passions. Won´t you help this Christmas to ensure that The Little Fox House continues to bring about a waystage for those who are ab out to return home from its magic and bring tis message back to everyone else? Thank you to all of you in advance. Do please consider if you can help; and do SHARE this with all of your FB Friends as the more people we can reach the better the chances are that this unique initiative can continue.www.thelittlefoxhouse.com
Coming soon: Little Fox Socks, The Little House Cookbook and who knows what other fund-raising ideas we can dream up over dinner!
If you have any suggestions, please do let me know!