Economic Crisis ~ Non-Profits Margaret Ann’s Place Needs Your Help ~

Posted on August 3, 2009


One of the most important aspects of my healing process is to reach out to others of like in kind. Debra Smith Anderson the Founder & Executive Director of Margaret Ann’s Place has become my friend from the start of my new journey of what life is like after loosing a child. Without her persistence, her hopes for me moving on day by day, her cheer leading skills, as well as her wealth of knowledge through her own experience. ~ I would of scrapped this website for my son a long time ago and gone into hermitville!

As many of you may or may not realize approximately 93% of non-profits have budgets under 1 million dollars. The economy has effected the growth of non-profits, the economy has effected Margaret Ann’s Place ~

I found this on the web ~ Economic Crisis: Non-Profit Statistics

As you can see by the email Deb has sent out to all her supporters. Change has come ~ Please visit to read more about Margaret Ann’s Place.

Help if you are able ~ I thank you for your time.

Dear Vonna,

We were only able to organize the event in Pleasant Prairie this year but hope many of you will make the drive. We need at least 50 participants for the event to go. There will be a few changes in the 25 mile route due to construction, so we may be under or over a few miles. You can register online or by mail. The 50 mile ride is not listed. Please let me know if you are interested. If we get more than 10 experienced riders, I will set up a rest stop.

Thank you for your participation and helping to ensure the mission of MargaretAnn’s Place – providing support, education and awareness to grieving children and their families!

With Hope & Gratitude,

Debra Smith-Andersen – Executive Director

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MargaretAnn’s Place is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit agency under501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.”

I am finding more and more parents on the Internet that are in much need of information in order to handle such tragedy’s that their own children experience outside of their home.

Children in my opinion as well as young adults in college ~ do not want to talk to authoritative people.

They feel alone – I have found a place for parents to gather information, listen to stories to gain some tools to help our youth.

Margaret Ann’s Place is targeted for children ages 5 – 18 ~ with JdMacHope ~ my goal is to help the children, parents & community; the young adults that have moved out of the house and are in need or a place to be able to speak openly; of addiction, peer pressure, and grief. To gain the tools to strive & survive successfully without tragedy without violence, or harming themselves.

What if MargaretAnn’s Place earned a penny every time you searched the Internet?

Well, now we can! is a new search engine that donates half its revenue to the charities its users designate.

You use it just as you would any search engine, and it’s powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results.

Just go to and be sure to enter MargaretAnn’s Place as the charity you want to support.

Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime!

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