Helping a Community Member in Need: Quentin/ArileenDesign

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Zoomba | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Some of you may be aware that long-time member of the community and the site moderation team, Quentin94 (ArileenDesign) is in a bit of a financial bind.  After hurting his back about a year ago he is now out of work and facing mounting bills and growing debt as he tries to keep his apartment and feed his daughter.  Unfortunately he's now having to look into bankruptcy and still isn't sure he's going to be able to make ends-meet.

Not being able to work because of an injury is no picnic, especially when you're faced with mounting debt as a result.  As Quentin works through the larger bill issues, he still has to worry about a roof over his head, and feeding his daughter.

To that end, I'm making an appeal to the WinCustomize community.  Quentin has been among our ranks for nearly two years and has given us so much in skins, help on the forums, help in moderation and most importantly in the kind words he always has for everyone.  Personally I've found him to be an invaluable asset to the site staff and I want to help him out any way I can. 

So I'd like to ask everyone to take a moment and see if they can donate a few dollars to help Quentin keep his head above water.

He's set up a PayPal account you can donate money directly to.  This means the money is available directly to him (and him only) and he can access it any time he needs.

Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate, you can donate directly via Credit/Debit card.

Also, this is a very special case we're dealing with here.  Quentin is a key member of site staff and a huge resource to the community.  We normally frown upon solicitations on the forums, but in this specific case we felt we needed to make an exception.

If you are able, please lend a hand.  Hopefully between all of us we can lighten the load a bit for Quentin as he works through his current financial and health troubles.

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HAPTORK
Reply #1 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:31 AM
I am feeling sorry for quentin.
I think its our duty to help a community member if he is in any type of difficulty. I'll be more than happy to help him indeed its a pleasure to help quentin.
ArileenDesign
Reply #2 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:34 AM
This means a lot to me, i can't find the words to say thank...
You make me crying...
Really i'm truly honored to be a part of a community like Wincustomize. I wish i could do more for it and for every friends i found here.

WOM
Reply #3 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:44 AM
Quentin knows how I feel so I'd like to take this space to also ask our members to help out.  Every little bit will help.
Lantec
Reply #4 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:45 AM
Kudos to Stardock and Wincustomize for this. I hope things improve for you Quentin.
butch123
Reply #5 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:49 AM
I'll be more than happy to help quentin.
ZubaZ
Reply #6 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:03 PM
Zubaz wishes he could sell karma points.

I'd give them all up for you bro!  
aufisch
Reply #7 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:32 PM
I hope things will be looking better for you in the near future.
ArileenDesign
Reply #8 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 2:00 PM
Thanks to all who gave me help, really thanks. There are no words...

2of3
Reply #9 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 2:14 PM
I didn't realize how dire your situation was, Quentin... of course I'll help out!

I just need to wait for payday
I.R. Brainiac
Reply #10 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:33 PM
Hang in there Quentin...sounds like some help is headed your way.  
vStyler
Reply #11 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:36 PM
some help is headed your way


  
Vampothika
Reply #12 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 6:21 PM
....donated. (huggles quentin)......youll be okay my friend.........
Nimbin
Reply #13 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 7:19 PM
count me in, some $$$ is on the way for a fantastic fella
Leo the Lion
Reply #14 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:05 PM
Sorry to hear about your plight, Q. I'm right out of French Francs and Euro's but here's some US dollars to help you along. Take care, my friend and I hope you are able to turn things around soon.   
sydneysiders
Reply #15 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 9:48 PM
been missing you around here Q......hope you're back on top of it all soon.....  
cplair
Reply #16 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:10 PM
It's an honor Quentin!

Cp

  
zakai1369
Reply #17 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:11 PM
Sorry to hear about your problems. Not easy having to worry like that about being able to provide for a child.

Nice to see the community helping out. I'll be sure to pass something along from next weeks paycheck.
cplair
Reply #18 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:12 PM
It's an honor Guentin!


Damn, no edit again! I meant Quentin!
sViz
Reply #19 Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:12 PM
 ( I'm wishing you all the best Quentin. Sorry I can't do more than send good thoughts but, I'm going through a rough patch myself. I hope you and your daughter see better days ahead. Hang in there, much love.   
skybright
Reply #20 Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:06 AM
Quentin, Right now I only have prayers to send your way. I live on disability and only get paid once a month. So next month I will be sending money your way. My best to you and your daughter.

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