Canes & Walking Sticks #2: Help us distribute canes to Veterans

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Blog entry by mmh posted 06-28-2012 03:30 AM 11998 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello All. We are a small business making custom ergonomic walking canes and would like to distribute our canes to Veterans. We are also involved in donating canes to Veterans who are outside of the procured VA system, but are limited by the funds currently at hand.

You can help us widen our distribution by VOTING for BIG STICK CANES as a small business for a grant. This grant will enable us to expand our production and approach the VA as a verified vendor. It will also allow us more funding for donated canes. We currently have a discount for Veterans who wish to purchase/order a special cane and if you are a Veteran and use or need a cane and are unable to purchase one and are outside of the VA system, you can contact me to be put on our List of Donated Canes for future distribution.

Meanwhile, your VOTE is needed! Please visit: and click on LOG IN & SUPPORT [option on right] and search for BIG STICK CANES of Gaithersburg, MD to vote for our cause. Deadline is June 30, 2012 and I need 250 plus votes to qualify, so please vote NOW and ask your family and friends.

Thanking all of you for your support and VOTE in advance.
Meilie Moy-Hodnett
Big Stick Canes
Gaithersburg, MD

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 03:56 AM

Come On, Folks- Meilie only has 70 vote. We can do better than that!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 08:35 AM

Yuo got my vote Meilie! I posted to my FB page too. Good luck!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 11:24 AM

I did. You got my vote. Good luck. GOD bless you and your business

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 12:03 PM

Hello Everyone! I thank you in advance for your time to support and VOTE for my (our) cause! This is a lot of money that could help do a LOT of good by giving our Veterans (young and old) a custom ergonomic cane that could help them through their daily activities. If you use a cane or ever had to, you know that one that is too short or too tall, has a handle that is too small or large to hold comfortably, is flimsy and feels like it can’t hold up your weight, then you will understand just how important a custom fit cane is. Not only is the height and heft of the shaft taken into consideration, but the handles are made to be as comfortable as possible, as each of us has a different size and shape of hand, (Just like our feet!) Hey, you can’t wear my shoes and walk well, and I can’t wear yours, so our hands are just as different.

Our goal is to expand our business so we can become a known vendor with the VA and distribute our canes to Veterans of all wars, not just the current ones. We also want to donate canes to those who are outside of the VA distribution system, as it is well known that there are many Veterans who are homeless or just not able to purchase a cane. This my friends, all takes money and this grant is coming from a source that wants to help small businesses who have a plan to succeed. This is not a one time, take the money and run intention. We want to make our business more successful and to give back to the community.

Please LOG IN & SUPPORT by visiting and search for BIG STICK CANES to VOTE! Deadline is June 30, 2012, so do it NOW!

Thank you again,
Big Stick Canes

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 04:40 PM

Giving back to people who have given their all really feels GOOD! Each recipient of our canes gives us a big smile and even their family feels good. There are others who are making canes and giving them to the Veterans and I applaud their efforts! We want to do this on a larger scale and for a long term distribution, so this grant would allow us to do just that.

Please vote for BIG STICK CANES at on LOG IN & SUPPORT)

And as mentioned earlier, we are accepting names for those who are unable to afford a cane to be put on our List of Donations for future contributions.

Thank you!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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