A Home for the Naden Family
Organized by: Aaron Naden
Aaron Naden via Crowdrise
August 14, 2015
EVENT DATE Oct 17, 2015
My brother, his pregnant wife, and 2 kids are currently living in a motorhome at my parents' house. Ever since they were married 4 years ago, my brother and his growing family have been constantly moving back and forth between each other's parents' homes, trying to make life as enjoyable as possible for their kids and each other.
Now that they have 2 kids (River-3, Brighton-1) and a third on the way (Lumen-due 12/2/15), life just isn't as simple as it used to be. They are doing what they can to get by and pay bills while living in a motorhome someone from church is graciously letting them use. Although the family has been extremely generous in letting them borrow their motorhome, they don't want to take advantage of the generosity. They also dream of being able to find a home to rent in the Salem/Portland area before Lauren (my brother's wife) has the new baby.
My brother is doing his best working 3 jobs: house cleaning during the day, photography when he can book it, and driving for Uber in Portland in the evenings. Naturally, being his brother and their friend, I want to help them out, see their dreams come to life, and not see them struggle financially so they can spend quality time with their children without feeling insufficient.
In conclusion, what I'm looking to do is be able to raise enough money to get them into a rental home (around $2-3,000 for first/last/deposit), purchase appliances for the home (washer/dryer, table, chairs, children's bed, etc...), fall/winter clothes for the older kids, newborn clothes/diapers/needs for their newborn daughter, and money to move the rest of their belongings up to Oregon from her parents' home in Southern California.
They have no idea that I set this Crowdrise up for them and aren't the type of people to ask for help, so I ask you all to NOT let this get back to them until we are ready to SURPRISE them with the money we raise and the items we purchase.
*PLEASE DO NOT POST ANYTHING ON FACEBOOK OR SOCIAL PLATFORMS WHERE THEY CAN SEE IT.* If you have any questions about my brother, his family, their situation, or what you can do to help, I ENCOURAGE you to private message me on Facebook or social media. My name is Aaron Naden and I should be fairly easy to find on all social media platforms.
Thank you SO much for reading this! Thanks even more if you are able to help in any way, shape, or form! My goal is to be able to SURPRISE them with the money we raise by throwing a SURPRISE BABY SHOWER for Lauren before the baby arrives. Now, let's get to it and SURPRISE the heck out of them!