Thursday, August 28, 2008
The lovely and generous Design Mom is hosting a special event for a family in need. Stephanie (of the equally lovely Nie Nie Dialogues) and her husband Christian suffered very critical burns during a recent plane crash, and are in for months of recovery. Their friends and family have rallied around them courageously, caring for their four very young children while Mr. and Mrs. Nielson travel the long road of recovery. In short, this is a family that needs our help.
Enter Design Mom and the blogosphere. Gabrielle is hosting a silent auction today to benefit the Nielson family, and is advertising the 100s (?) of auctions by crafters, bloggers, kind souls who are willing to lend a hand. She's pretty great.
I plan on opening my wallet big time to support the Nielson's, because I cannot even begin to put myself in their shoes. Check out Design Mom and the countless others (all listed here), and bid to save a family. You'll be glad you did.
P.S. Check out this hilarious post by Stephanie's sister, Courtney, on her first day of being a mom of four.
P.P.S. Check out these AMAZING auctions: a custom painting just for you, tickets to freaking Maroon 5...people are really pulling out all the stops!