Partly a Chance to Do a Work of Mercy, Partly a Chance for Some Quality Goods

Simcha Fisher’s pal Robin Broun has a GoFundMe campaign going to get her Goat Milk Soap business airborne. Here’s her story:

You have seen movies where a girl grows up and gets dealt one bad hand after another — but she keeps struggling? And where she grows up and has children of her own, and wants a different life for her kids — and keeps getting knocked back down? But she keeps struggling?  And where malicious and cold-hearted people seem to hound her at every turn, and no matter how much personal sacrifice and humiliation she goes through, she picks herself up and tries again the next day? And she keep struggling?

This is Robin. She has a number of medical problems which make it impossible for her to work outside the home — but she can’t quite qualify for disability services, because she appears healthy enough to work. She wants to work. She just can’t, right now — not outside her home. She has no car, she often has no phone minutes, and, probably worst of all, she feels like people are constantly judging her and blaming her for her desperate situation. She is afraid that people will think this is just a lark or a hobby she wants to diddle around with.

It’s not. In fact, it could be a life-changing project, something that could lift her out of a truly desperate situation, into self-sufficiency and stability.

Right now, she suffers from constant and severe panic and anxiety. She is selling off her furniture — not nick-nacks, but things like her couch and TV — to make rent.  She is working steadily on patching together a more stable means of income, but anyone who’s tried to navigate the social services system — especially with no car and an unreliable phone — knows that these things take time, and sometimes leave you high and dry. She works so hard to keep her family together and to give her kids a stable and dignified life, but she just has so very little to work with.

Robin is very proud of her eight years of Army service. She is very proud of her lovely daughters. She has eleven years of experience making this cold-process goat milk soap.  This soap making venture is sensible and achievable.  She explains the process, the ingredients, the benefits of goat milk soap, and lists the items she needs to buy to get started on her page.

So I am asking you to donate if you possibly can — even five or ten dollars (although more would be superb!). And whether you donate or not, please share this post, or share her page directly wherever you can.

 Robin Broun Handmade Goat Milk Soap! Spread the word!

And please, of your kindness, say a prayer for Robin’s success and peace of mind. Thank you, my friends.

Go Team.  You guys are amazingly generous.  Help this fine woman out.  Somewhere in glory, Chesterton will be smiling at you if you do.  So will God.

  • Mark.

    Hard to get lye nowadays. Glycerin is now a waste product from making biodiesel so maybe the commercial soaps will start adding it back. Godspeed etc. to her.


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