Many people have reached out asking how they can help with our 104-year-old great-grandmother, Kathryn Stamps (I call her "Granny"), in the wake of losing our grandmother, Joline. I'd like to invite you to help continue to care for Granny and their home. The challenge for us now is how to keep Granny in her home, and your one-time support will allow us the time we need to outline a plan for the future.
Joline Stamps Gibson - I call her "Mammaw" - has lived with Granny for my entire life (I'm edging up on 30 very soon). They lived next door to each other in Fort Smith, then moved to Houston to be closer to my mom and aunts. In 2009, my Aunt Celine joined the household and provides direct and continuous care to the "Grannies" as well as a third income to the house. With the loss of Mammaw's social security, which was crucial to the balance of finances for the household, it would be helpful to have some extra support to buy us some time to balance out the details of this transition. If you would like to help, I know it would be a blessing to the women who have been caring for Mammaw and Granny for the last 30 years.
I was going to set up a GoFundMe, but over 8% is taken in fees and you have to set a goal. I am not looking to raise a certain amount. I just want to offer our extended family living far away an opportunity to support Granny. I will send all of the funds to my mother who manages the finances of the household. If you give via Paypal to "friends and family" from your checking account, no fees are deducted. You can also opt to give via credit card on Paypal, where fees will be deducted, or you can mail a check. Please email me for an address.
Please click here to give via Paypal and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Please also send us pictures that you have of Joline. You can send them to my email address.
Thank you for loving my Mammaw and for helping us continue to love on my Granny.