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Call for Donations

As many of you know, I lost my little sister in October 2007. She passed away from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. As a coping mechanism and as a way to turn something tragic into something not so terrible, we started a memorial scholarship in her name.


Krystal was a student at Thomas More College, majoring in Education. She loved kids and couldn't wait to work with them full-time. Our scholarship, in her memory, will go to local kids like Krystal who need a scholarship to get to college and really want to be teachers.

Our 2nd Annual Benefit & Fundraiser will happen on April 18th this year. Tickets will be $30 and all the good stuff is included, such as dinner, desserts, beer and wine. (I'll let you know when they go on sale online.) We also have pretty amazing silent auction and raffle items. That's where I need your help.

We need fantastic auction items (wine, gift certificates, autographed items, etc) to stock our auction and fun items (Easter baskets, smaller gift certificates, books, etc) for our raffles. If any of you want to donate anything – whether personally or through your business – we'd welcome your donation.

Leave a message in the comments or just email me directly.

Big thanks,


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Posted by Michelle at 2:06 pm in Charity Benefits | Permalink | Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Call for Donations”

  1. Zoe says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. My sister was killed in 2005. We set up a scholarship in her name, too – every year now, a student from her University goes on a student exchange just like she did before she died.
    The girls (they’ve all been girls so far, don’t know why!) always stay in touch and let us know how they’re doing – so far we’ve sent one to America, one to Chile, and one to the UK (we’re Australian).
    Good on you for doing this – but don’t you belittle your ‘coping mechanism’. As the Archbishop of Canterbury once said, ‘wisdom is the ability to cope.’
    I’ll see what I can do to help.

  2. Zoe:
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m sorry to hear about your sister as well. I think a student exchange is a brilliant way to honor her memory. Thanks so much for your comment!

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