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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Reply #21 Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:03 AM
I have just donated, (huggles quentin), I wish it was more, I will have you in my prayers Quentin
Reply #22 Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:48 AM
Many thanks for the prayers and thoughts and for the donations, i truly appreciated them.
I know how a single euro or dollar is important for everyone. It's really a wonderful community and you are really wonderful peoples.
To those who can't, i understand a lot no need to be sorry, it's normal.
sViz, Skybright i didn't know about your problems and i'm sorry about it, i wish i could do something myself for you. At least my thoughts for you.
Again thanks you all for this amazing and beautiful help.
Reply #23 Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:29 AM
I want to thank those who have responded with money and thoughts.   I hope all that have read but not wrote have helped also.  I also hope more people will read this and lend a hand.
Reply #24 Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:44 AM
My prayers and best wishes are with you Quentin. I really wish I could help but I've been dealing with some serious health problems of my own this last year. Which is why you haven't seen much in the way of docks coming from me lately. About the only hope I've got is hitting the lottery...and I ain't holding my breath on that. But if by some divine intervention by God I do...I will remember you. Keep your head up.
Reply #25 Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:46 AM
Count me in, love your work Q & your contribution to our community, hang in there my friend.
As Zoomba says " but in this specific case we felt we needed to make an exception"
Reply #26 Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:55 AM
Q, wish and pray for your situation getting better, I can't offer much, other than prayers and karma points
Reply #27 Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:16 AM
I've talked with Quentin a bit this morning and I can't believe how generous some of you have been!  It never ceases to amaze me to see the community come together to support its own, especially in their time of need.
Reply #28 Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:18 AM
Thank you Quentin. You know we all love you.  
Reply #29 Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:22 AM
Thank you Quentin. You know we all love you.  

Yeah ditto
Reply #30 Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:26 AM
Hope a new day brings new hope for ya buddy   
Reply #31 Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:36 AM
Et ben alors ? quoi il y arrive au Quentin ?   
Reply #32 Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:08 PM
Hi Q, here's hoping all your health and financial woes dissolve completely, very, very soon so you get back to doing all that you love (and is necessary) in comfort. I know first hand what it's like to suffer with a bad back and I feel for you... may it heal soon.
Reply #33 Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:45 PM
Quentin, you have helped me to get to where I am today on this site, and in the skinning world. I will send you some love on payday. Hang in there, you are a great skinner.   
Reply #34 Friday, June 13, 2008 5:02 AM
thanks you all for the thoughts and all
Reply #35 Friday, June 13, 2008 7:38 AM
ça me désole Quentin,alors je partagerai avec vous le peu que j'ai mon ami
Reply #36 Friday, June 13, 2008 7:46 AM
'Tis payday so you just got paid too Quentin. I hope things are improving for you.
What if the community made a benefit theme, the proceeds of which would go to Quentin on a more ongoing basis for income - just a thought.
Reply #37 Friday, June 13, 2008 7:54 AM
just a thought.

Just a good thought   
Reply #38 Friday, June 13, 2008 1:17 PM
Quentin, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Let me go deposit my paycheck and I'll do what I can to help. You are a huge asset to this place and WE LOVE YOU!!!!  
Reply #39 Friday, June 13, 2008 4:13 PM
Quentin, I have just donated. I wish I could do more, alas things are tight here too. I wish you well and will be looking forward to seeing your work in the future.   
Reply #40 Friday, June 13, 2008 4:14 PM
just a thought.

Just a good thought

Just a very good thought! We would need a master involved to make a master theme to sell?

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