Friday, December 21, 2012

Fundraiser for victims in Connecticut

Are you feeling as helpless as we are about this tragic shooting in Connecticut? My hands are literally shaking as I type this and consider all of the emotions that those parents could possibly be feeling about the loss of their sweet little angels. This incident hit a little close to home for my family, as it was right next door to my brother who lives over there.

A few of  his ward members attend Sandy Hook Elementary and one little girl in particular lost her life. Her father, Robbie Parker,  spoke out about the shooting with a heart open only to love. Monday morning, my sweet, sweet brother Brett was interviewed on Good Morning America, along with two other religious leaders. All three of whom, have inspired many of us to be a little better.

Last Friday morning, before I heard about the shooting, my mind was focused on my children. I was worried that they were going to be discouraged  on Christmas morning, because I had only bought a few of the items on their list. When I came home and watched the news, I listened as one sweet mother spoke about her little angel wanting a horse for Christmas and how they had purchased cowboy boots for her. Suddenly my mind took a little perspective on things.

I've been watching my brother and his family mourn with their friends from afar and my heart is so saddened. It was only a few years ago, that my little town was mourning the loss of a sweet angel too. All I can think, is that Heavenly Father must really need these tender and ambitious Spirits on the other side to help with the work load.

I've gotten together with several of my friends. We have put together an auction here on my blog. We are hoping that all of you might be willing to help us raise some more funds for these sweet families??? Every single penny earned here will go directly to the Emilie Parker Fund. This fund was originally established to just help Emilie's family, but her family has decided to divide up all the money with each of the families affected by this horrific tragedy. So you can rest assure that all of your money will be helping each family of these victims:

Charlotte, Daniel, Rachel, Olivia, Dylan, Chase, Dawn, Jesse, Ana, James, Grace, Anne Marie, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Jessica, Avielle, Lauren, Mary, Victoria, Benjamin, Joshephine, Madeleine, Catherine, Caroline, and Allison

We have listed items below and each item is priced lower than what you would purchase at retail. To bid, all you have to do is place your bid in the comments section. The bidding will end in one week, December 26th at 4:00pm.

Please leave your email address with each bid in case we need to contact you. We will have a paypal account set up specifically for winning bids, but if you'd like to directly donate, we are encouraging that you do so to the Emilie Parker Fund.

Also, here is a list of the participating designers and friends thus far (we have a few more coming):

Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake Designs
Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Jina Barney and Riley Blake Designs
Melda Johannes of Lilly Belle Designs
Roni Poston my best friend forever
Shelley Stanley my sweet friend
Tiffany Jenkins of Tiny Seamstress Designs (me)

12 comments:

The Wyler Family said...

I think this is wonderful! Thanks for organizing something like this!

Smith Family said...

Wow! I am so impressed with you putting this together. It is a busy time of year but what a great way to focus on the true meaning of the season. Thank you for all of your generosity and for providing an opportunity for others to help.

Ashley Sullenger said...

Love, love, love this!!

Smith Family said...

Wow! I am so impressed with you putting this together. It is a busy time of year but what a great way to focus on the true meaning of the season. Thank you for all of your generosity and for providing an opportunity for others to help.

Georgia Yost said...

I'd be more than willing to donate some of my product if you think it would sell, here is my Etsy link so you can take a look and you can email me at theswinkybinky@hotmail.com to work something out.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSwinkyBinky?ref=si_shop

Georgia

Kim said...

I would be happy to donate something too! www.aeboutiquestore.com You can email me at kimri@live.com. Kimri

Kathryn Knox said...

Hi! Hope I do this right. You are so wonderful for doing this, many blessing to you. Ok I bid 15.00 on the 10 inch squares of Hello Sunshine, and 5.00 on the 5 inch squares of Hello Sunshine. If this is the wrong way please just drop me an e-mail.

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WATTLE GIRL said...

I would like to make a donation from Australia. email details. jenikift@hotmail.com

WATTLE GIRL said...

I would like to make a donation from Australia. email details. jenikift@hotmail.com

Tiffany said...

Ladies thanks so much for stopping by! You can find the bidding for each item happening in that item's comment section. Please feel free to join in!
Also, for money donations we ask that you refer to the Emilie Parker Fund. If you click on her name above, it will take you straight to her page to donate. Thank you again!

Katie said...

Shore bag- $40.00, klfbailey@gmail.com


This is wonderful. God bless you.