Friday, February 20, 2009

~For the Willaerts

Anyone in Just Scrappin' or who has been following Angel Ellie's story...
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elliewillaert

you might know at Christmas we all donated pages and made her a scrap album of her journey.
And a few weeks ago many donated and we bought her a book of sign language for easier communication.

Well Ellie passed on last night and she is now in heaven.
It has been an honor to follow Ellie's story and pray with the family as they traveled this lonely path.

Just Scrappin' has decided to send handmade cards and a monetary donation directly too the family. I will be collecting donations through Friday the 27th. And sending a box of cards and a check (100% of the donations) to the family.
With a framed poem .
With paypal you will have a reciept.
my paypal is
plussizedesigns@hotmail.com

I will be covering ALL paypal FEES so 100% of anything donated will go directly to the family and immediately as well.
The address to send cards or donations is..

Pinky
448 Drexel CT
Murfreesboro TN
37128

like I said 100% will go straight to Ellie's family.
I considered donating to Caring Bridge but none of that goes to the Willaert's it just goes to the Caring Bridge site.

Even if you only donate 1.00 it will add up.
I have a hard time soliciting money, I never have before EVER.
But this is an exceptional cause. I know the family can use it.
Pat had to stop working to help care for his terminal daughter.
She was just 5.

So if you would like to donate let me know.
I will be mailing off a check with donations and my own donation next week.

And most of all please...just pray for the family to find the strength they need to go on.
This touches my soul to the core, I have a 5 yr old son and I cannot even imagine what pain they must be in right now.
I wish we could do more.

~Pinky~

11 comments:

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hi Pinky!
I definitely will donate- would you like me to post your info on my blog for this? Paypal takes money out, can we send personal checks as well to you , or is paypal the easiest way to go? Just lmk I'm happy to help, and I'll tell my kit club owner Laura about this as well and have her post about the donations to the family if you'd like. My e-mail is:
scrapbookgoddess@tx.rr.com if you want to contact me! love deb

Sophia said...

I will be sending something through shorty...added your post to my blog too...

Holly said...

I think what you are doing is wonderful, wish I could help right now. I know the family appreciates it and I'll say a prayer for them. As a caringbridge family ourselves I know how much people reaching out can make a difference in what life throws at you, another reason you are an amazing person.

Mindy Gibson said...

I love that you are spearheading this effort! I am going to link your message to my blog and also will give you a donation on Saturday when I see you. Eliminate those Paypal fees!

CherrieScraps said...

I already sent my donation - and I posted a blog link (to your blog)with a special request on my blog to try to help.

TxScrapAddict said...

I am sending $ and cards. I too have a 5 year old son. I coannot imagine the pain the parents must be feeling. But God should be proud that the family has neve ONCE waivered in their faith. May God continue to be with them. Thank you so much for doing this Pinky!!

icecheeks said...

:( Im so sad to hear your news. I have posted on my scrappy forum and will post later on my blog. Hope you have a good time at your crop this weekend.

KarenB said...

Cristal - I will be sending money, a card from me and a card that Cait is making when I send off the shadow box for the LO. It will save you money in the PP fees and since I have to mail off something might as well do it that way.

Jocelyn said...

Cristal, can you send me your address and who to make the check out too and I will forward you a check. It will save the fees of paypal, but if you prefer I can do it through paypal.. I have a 6 year old grandson and this just breaks my heart!!!! You are such a wonderful and caring person... So glad that you are in my life!!!

Kray said...

Cristal, this is great and loving thing to do. Don't worry about asking...this is a good cause and close to many people's help

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beyond generous of you to do....wow wow wow....I will be sending something off to you..... :)