Cry Purple

One woman's journey through homelessness, crack addiction, and prison, to blindness, motherhood, and happiness

Ways To Get Involved

We are selling the book, Cry Purple, to raise money for a trailer home that will be a safer, more permanent environment for us, where Ricky and I can begin to build a life. As I struggle to find work, and on our limited income, I am unable to move us from our one bedroom apartment.

We need to sell 3500 books to raise enough to find a little place.  That is a lot of self published books!  We hope you will share this web site with all your friends and family.

If you are not interested in buying the book, but still want to make a contribution toward our dream of a permanent home, you may do so via the Paypal link below, or you can send a check to our post office box, which is also listed below. Please note that we are  not a non profit, so there is no possibility of a tax deduction, only the gratitude of a single, blind mom and her six year old son, and the knowledge that you are making a difference in our lives.

As we move closer to the funds needed be it by book sales, or love  fund contributions, I will update our blog so you can follow our pursuit of happiness and our idea of the American dream!

Special thanks to my dear friend, John Kough, for his contribution of 1,000 dollars to kick off this project! He has been a wonderful friend and source of encouragement through this.  He is  another wonderful person God has placed in our lives!


Christine McDonald

P.O. Box 1331

St Peters, MO   63376



4 Responses to “Ways To Get Involved”

  1. Nancy J said

    I know where St Peters is as I lived in O’fallon for 14 years, when both towns were just little towns.
    I would like to know how to find your book. I now live in Canada and would like a copy but can not find how to order it on this site.
    God Bless you.
    Nancy J
    Alberta Canada

    • crypurple said

      Thanks, Nancy! I love the St. Peter’s/Saint Charles area, too! The book will be released for purchase next week, so please continue to visit this site, for links on how to purchase it. Let me know what you think about the book and feel free to share the website with your family and friends.

      Take care and God bless,


  2. Nikkie said

    Hello Christine, this is Nikkie Fraley from Gina Bush’s English class. I would like to purchase four books directly from you, so please let me know the best way to do so. I will leave my email address below. Also, I have shared your Facebook page for Cry Purple on my Facebook timeline.

    Talk to you soon,
    Nikkie Fraley

    • crypurple said

      Hi Nikkie!
      Great to hear from you. I e-mailed you at your inbox – just wanted to ensure you got my message.

      You can put the funds in the PayPal. Just put 48 dollars and e-mail me the receipt and I will get the books to Ms. Bush at the college !

      Thanks so much! Here is my e-mail:

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