This is important to me. Please read.

Last week I had the opportunity to chat with one of my seminary students, Bryce.

Bryce has long since graduated from high school {naturally, since I have long since taught seminary}. It is one of my favorite things to be able to remain in contact with my students to see where their lives have taken them and all the good they are doing.

In the past year Bryce and his family have fought a difficult road. His mother was diagnosed with cancer. She lost her battle on March 25, 2011.

Bryce's mother was a humble woman without much to her name. This left the financial burden of funeral costs upon Bryce and his siblings. As most of you know, the costs for funerals are quiet heavy. Her children had to take out a loan to pay for the costs, which will take a few years to pay off.

As I spoke to Bryce this week he informed me he has joined the Army and he leaves for training in February. He wants nothing more than for his mother to have a headstone at her grave before he leaves.

At her passing her children set up a memorial fund at a bank in West Valley {where she was buried}. I plan on donating to help Bryce and his family. However, I want to do more.

This is where YOU come into play.

I want to do an auction to raise money for Bryce and his family. I was hoping my dear readers could assist me by offering services/items to be up for bid. I would then put each service/item on the blog and readers could bid for the item in the comments section. All proceeds would go to the memorial fund. If you want to put something up for auction, please leave a comment below or email me at runaholic {at} gmail {dot} com. Also, if you happen to know anyone who has services/items they could donate, please ask them. {Some of the items already being offered are accessories, home decor, massages, clothing, etc.}

If you don't want to bid on anything, you can donate by clicking on the button below:

The money will go into my PayPal account. At the end of the auction, I will deposit all the money into the memorial fund set up at Utah Central Credit Union.

If you would like to donate directly to the memorial fund you can do so by calling or visiting the bank:

Utah Central Credit Union
"In Memory of Judy LaRocco"
4090 South 4800 West
West Valley, UT 84120

The auction will begin on Monday, November 14th {to give people time to prepare their items for bidding}. I will be putting up a handful of services/items for bidding daily until I run out of items. There will be a deadline for bidding on each item. The person who bid the highest for each item/service will be the winner and will use the PayPal account to pay for the item/service.

Again, if you have items/service you would like to donate or know anyone who does, please contact me ASAP. If you have any other questions, let me know and I will get back to you.

Thank you in advance for all of your help!

1 comment:

Shan said...

So happy to help where I can.

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