Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What if it were your Son or Daughter?

As I'm dashing about like a mad woman trying to get myself & my family ready to go, like most other days recently, I am taking the time to post something.  I actually had another post scheduled for today but this one is much more important if you ask me.  It was Written by the lovely, talented and beautifully giving person we all know and love, Stephanie -- You may know her as Babes Rockin' Mami!  Read it, help if you can....

It was an email, and I literally have 2 seconds before I have to run out the door, and I still don't have a bra on so forgive me if it needs some fixing!
So here's what Steph had to say!

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This is of course the busiest time of the year but it's also the giving season, the time where we make sure to think of others before ourselves. A family is grieving the loss of their son in a horrific accident. Read more http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/26082549/detail.html" target="_blank">here and http://babesrockinmami.com/?p=2418" target="_blank">here. Most of us can't even imagine the pain this family is experiencing not to mention the financial strain. It's my Christmas wish to be able to help this family, who are also friends of mine, to help take away something on their minds at a time that's focused on famil and love and happiness.
I am still trying hard to get some products donated as incentive to donate. I know that a childs death is sad and isn't like a baby with a disease or curing something but it's still just as important. If you son or daughter was killed in an accident what would you do? Every dollar you donate will be one entry into the drawing for prizes. I will get an email with your info and the amount you've donated and will email you back to confirm and give you your drawing numbers. When the auction ends tentatively on the 15th of January, possibly the 31st I will go through and random.org each item with them numbers to pick a winner (the two of you that have donated will be getting emails soon). I hope to have more details on the auction in the next few days as more sponors get back in touch, between the weekend and weather people are taking longer to get back in touch. Decide to give up your morning coffee to Riley for a day and you give $5 to a deserving family and get five entries to win some cool stuff!
The donations we have to auction off right now are:
$10 Gift Card to Bath & Body Works
$25 Gift Code to http://www.etsy.com/shop/rockmami" target="_blank">Steph's Rockin Bakery
$50 Gift Code to http://www.pinkcherry.com" target="_blank">PinkCherry.com
You can also help by SPREADING THE WORD! I have been surprised that not many people have taken an interest but I'm hoping that it's just because the weekend was busy and you've been busy shopping. I know my readers would do anything they could to help!
Babe and Riley were just a month apart, Sandra and I shared pregnancy stories, ultrasounds, fears and firsts. It always seemed like if one boy was doing something the other was right behind him or had been doing it. Both boys loving, sweet, funny little boys whoe changed both of us for the better. I see so much of me in her as a mother. The rest of her firsts with Riley are gone now and as a mother and a friend of Sandra I want to do everything I can to help and I know that you will too. Our blog family can help this family with this burden so that they have one less thing to worry about in the recovery from the death of Riley. Feel free to email me any questions that you may have!
The Rockin' Bakery will be donating 25% off it's profits to The Riley Memorial! We can't do much but we can organize this raffle, donation drive and donate the profits to it.



nitebyrd said...

Thank you for posting about this. It has broken my heart. I've gone over to offer some help. I'll be passing the word along, too.

Ashlee @ The Zombie Housewife said...

Thanks hon! I'm sure EVERYTHING is appreciated. It broke my heart as well, I just could not imagine! Bless her heart!

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