Monday, April 19, 2010

Next up: Handmade Auction for The Baumgarten Family

The Baumgarten family {daddy Josh, mommy Kristen, sweet rambunctious boys Kimball(6), McKay(5), Benson(3), and baby Eliza due in May} call Vernal, UT home. They are known for their kindness, enthusiasm for life and constant serving of others in church and the community. They recently learned that Josh has a brain tumor. He is recovering from surgery and will soon learn about radiation treatments that will come next. Friends of Josh and Kristen have created a blog and are asking for your help so they can focus on Josh's recovery and Eliza's arrival rather than financial stress. You can read the story from wife, Kristen here.

We will be hosting a Handmade Auction!! All proceeds will be given to the Baumgarten family to help with medical bills and treatments. So, here's the information on how to participate:
Send an email to with the following information and AUCTION as the subject:
Title of Item donating
Short description (optional)
Picture of item
Retail Value
Web Address or Link to Etsy Store or Blog Boutique (optional-- if you have a handmade business, this is a great way to receive publicity, someone who bids but doesn't win may want to know where to get one!)
*You will be responsible for postage to send the item to the highest bidder, and they will contact you with their address when the auction ends.
Dates: Emails must be sent by Monday, May 3 at midnight. This gives you 2 weeks to create the item or items.
Auction will begin Thursday, May 6 and end Saturday, May 8 at midnight.
Thank you to all who choose to participate! Get started on your handmade goodies, and definitely check back May 6th to start shopping! I know this family will appreciate our help. I can't even image the stress and heartache of watching a loved one go through this, and the least we can do is lighten the financial burden a bit! 

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