But I figured "What the hell it couldn't hurt"...
Here's the E-mail I got:
NOW I AM SURE YOU ARE WONDERING WHY I AM SENDING YOU A LETTER SO PLEASE DONT ERASE READ AND THEN ERASE IF DONT WANT TO HAVE NO PART OF IT,,,
STEVE IS IN 8TH GRADE NOW AND IS A GREAT STUDENT AND CHILD HE IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT SCHOOL AND LEARNING AND THE GOVERMENT AND SO THAT IS WHY THIS IMPORTANT.
PLEASE THINK REALLY HARD AND DIG REALLY DEEP BEFORE MAKING YOUR DECISION NOT TO HELP!!! THE TRIP IS $ 800.00 AND HE WANTS IT SO BAD SO HERE IS THING I TOLD HIM WE WOULD TRY OR BEST AND COME UP WITH AS MUCH AS WE CAN AND THEN I WILL COVER THE DIFFRENCE. SEE ANYTHING HELPS AND EVEN $ 20.00 OR SO DOES ADD UP!!!!! PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN AND IF SO PLEASE RESPOND SOON TO THIS SO I KNOW IF CAN DO IT OR NOT,, AND HE DOES HAVE A DEAD LINE TO PAY.!!!!!!
PLEASE MAIL CHECKS TO STEPHEN NARDI OR SANDRA JARVIS
AT *EDITED OUT*
THANK YOU AND PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP DO SO IT IS FOR A GOOD CAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THIS CHILD DESERVES AND WANTS AND I KNOW THAT IS MY JOB AS A PARENT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN BUT BEING A SINGLE MOM WITH OUT ANY HELP FROM THE FATHER MAKES IT REALLY HARD TO DO SOMETIMES
SO if any of you want to contribute to his school trip, you can make the checks/money orders payable as stated above and send them to me and I'll mail them to Sandra (Since I don't want to plaster her address in my journal.)
3418 E. Sycamore Avenue
Visalia, CA 93292 USA
Thanks everyone, I know things are tight all over, and apart from me standing in front of the grocery store with a coffee can I thought I might try to raise Bubba some trip money here. Nothing spells a great "D guilt trip" than getting messages like this from family and NOT being able to help.
I'm just crushed I can't send him any, he's such a great kid.