Dorie L Griggs is creating Cadet Parent Advice
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patrons

Hello, Thank you for visiting.
This account is set up so that the readers of my blog and members of the Facebook groups I created and admin can support my work. The rewards in this case are purely support for the effort of supporting parents of Cadets.

Background:
For the past ten years I've served as a volunteer support to parents of cadets at The Citadel. I began volunteering when my son was still a cadet. After he graduated in 2011 I thought I'd be done assisting parents through the maze of sending a student to The Citadel.

In 2010 I was asked to contribute to the military blog site, Off the Base, a project of Bobbie O'Brien at WUSF in Tampa. She invited me to contribute as the mom of an Army ROTC cadet soon to be Army officer. The entries were very popular and parents of incoming cadets began to email and call to ask for advice. That led to the formation of Facebook groups for parents by graduation year of their cadet. All of this was done out to be a support to anxious parents.

Here we are years later and the 7th group has just been formed for the Parents of the Class of 2022. As you can imagine this volunteer work has become very time consuming. I've had to move my blog to a paid platform and I spend between 20 - 40 hours a week answering questions, referring parents and fielding phone calls.

I am in close contact with staff at The Citadel, but I am on my own as far as expenses go. I am the chaplain for our local fire department, a consulting position and work for a few nonprofits on a project basis. By asking for voluntary support from the parents I provide help to seemed to be the logical next step to keep this support system going. It is also the type of support that is traditional for people called to serve in ministry and missions receive.

If you'd like to read the long version of how I came to this work see this blog post.

The Ask:
If you have found my blog, or Facebook groups, helpful I'd appreciate your support.
Think of it as buying a friend a cup of tea (I'm not a coffee drinker).
If you've find the support really helpful consider giving at the level of treating to a lunch at a fast food place.
If you're the type to enjoy a longer casual meal and you feel my assistance is worth it consider donating at the level of a nice dinner out.

As time goes on we can decide what other content may be helpful or services parents would benefit from on this site. I appreciate your input and your support.
Tiers
Buy a cup of tea
$5 or more per month
You've enjoyed my blog or posts and would like to donate at the equivalent of buying me a cup of tea a month :-)
Fast food Lunch
$10 or more per month
You've really gotten a lot of helpful advice and information and would like to donate at the equivalent of treating me to a decent fast food lunch each month.
Let's enjoy a decent dinner
$25 or more per month
You've really gotten a lot of helpful advice and information and maybe a phone call on occasion. You'd like to donate at the level of treating me to a dinner at a decent restaurant.
Patron
$50 or more per month
You've really gotten a lot of helpful advice and information and maybe a phone call and a few private messages on occasion.  

You see my work as a calling and one that benefits not only you but other parents. It is work you would like to see continue long term. 

Hello, Thank you for visiting.
This account is set up so that the readers of my blog and members of the Facebook groups I created and admin can support my work. The rewards in this case are purely support for the effort of supporting parents of Cadets.

Background:
For the past ten years I've served as a volunteer support to parents of cadets at The Citadel. I began volunteering when my son was still a cadet. After he graduated in 2011 I thought I'd be done assisting parents through the maze of sending a student to The Citadel.

In 2010 I was asked to contribute to the military blog site, Off the Base, a project of Bobbie O'Brien at WUSF in Tampa. She invited me to contribute as the mom of an Army ROTC cadet soon to be Army officer. The entries were very popular and parents of incoming cadets began to email and call to ask for advice. That led to the formation of Facebook groups for parents by graduation year of their cadet. All of this was done out to be a support to anxious parents.

Here we are years later and the 7th group has just been formed for the Parents of the Class of 2022. As you can imagine this volunteer work has become very time consuming. I've had to move my blog to a paid platform and I spend between 20 - 40 hours a week answering questions, referring parents and fielding phone calls.

I am in close contact with staff at The Citadel, but I am on my own as far as expenses go. I am the chaplain for our local fire department, a consulting position and work for a few nonprofits on a project basis. By asking for voluntary support from the parents I provide help to seemed to be the logical next step to keep this support system going. It is also the type of support that is traditional for people called to serve in ministry and missions receive.

If you'd like to read the long version of how I came to this work see this blog post.

The Ask:
If you have found my blog, or Facebook groups, helpful I'd appreciate your support.
Think of it as buying a friend a cup of tea (I'm not a coffee drinker).
If you've find the support really helpful consider giving at the level of treating to a lunch at a fast food place.
If you're the type to enjoy a longer casual meal and you feel my assistance is worth it consider donating at the level of a nice dinner out.

As time goes on we can decide what other content may be helpful or services parents would benefit from on this site. I appreciate your input and your support.

Recent posts by Dorie L Griggs

Tiers
Buy a cup of tea
$5 or more per month
You've enjoyed my blog or posts and would like to donate at the equivalent of buying me a cup of tea a month :-)
Fast food Lunch
$10 or more per month
You've really gotten a lot of helpful advice and information and would like to donate at the equivalent of treating me to a decent fast food lunch each month.
Let's enjoy a decent dinner
$25 or more per month
You've really gotten a lot of helpful advice and information and maybe a phone call on occasion. You'd like to donate at the level of treating me to a dinner at a decent restaurant.
Patron
$50 or more per month
You've really gotten a lot of helpful advice and information and maybe a phone call and a few private messages on occasion.  

You see my work as a calling and one that benefits not only you but other parents. It is work you would like to see continue long term.