I am writing to you today to give an update on production time / order status and to again ask for your help.
In the last couple of months, I have sent e-mails telling of my dire financial situation and asking for orders so that I can continue on for a few more months, in order to finish up all the past orders. Hardly any orders came in.
I imagine that for those of you who have been waiting a long time for your past order(s) you are reluctant to order again. Please rest assured that you will receive your past order(s) and any new ones that you place now. I have been in business for over 10-years, serving the Sisterhoods, and would not take your money for orders and then not complete them.
I also imagine that people do not understand my situation and why it is like it is. To put it as simply as I can, it’s because I took on a dying business (Emmet A. Fitzgerald Co.) to help the nuns and sisters with their habit needs. I tried to stay in business, to continue to be of service, even though there really was not enough revenue generated to do so. Eventually I even had to lay-off my employees and was stuck doing everything by myself. I got myself deeper and deeper into debt trying to keep it all going, for the sake of the nuns and sisters.
It has always taken me a long time to get orders out. But it has taken considerably longer the last year and a half, due to all the hardships I have faced (financial and otherwise). As it stands now, if I do not get the financial help I need at this very moment, it will take 6 to 10-months to finish all the current orders. If I can get the financial help I need, I can get them completed within the next 3 to 4-months. It’s all dependent on whether or not I can devote myself full-time to sewing or not. If I get the help I need, I won’t have to work a full-time job somewhere else while I finish up the orders.
I am going to keep the Online Store open for new orders until January 27, 2020. I am also going to put up a listing in the product line, at the Online Store, to make donations in increments of $10.00. I will also be accepting donations through PayPal. Simply login to your PayPal account and choose to send money to a friend and send the donation to this e-mail address: email@example.com
Please consider placing an order or making a donation. At this time, I am nearly destitute. I have bills that need to be paid, supplies that need to be ordered, and I need money to buy groceries.