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Thursday, December 17, 2015

HELP Needed~ Operation Santa’s Shadowboxes

Dear friends this past weekend the father of one of our son's friends from his Boy Scout troop was struck and killed in a car accident. His name was Gregory Egbert.

Vintage Christmas Shadowbox-Angel Duo

We knew Mr. Egbert through the active role he played in scouting.

Mr. Egbert was a devoted husband to wife Alison and the father of two children, Mikaela and Ian.

Sadly, Mr. Egbert had been experiencing long term unemployment. His wife Alison is a recent cancer survivor. Because of these factors the Egbert’s had no savings, as well as no life or health insurance.

My friends I cannot even imagine such grief and devastation.

It seems doubly painful given that it is right before Christmas.

It is always difficult to know what to do in a situation like this. Over and over what has come into my mind is that this precious family needs HOPE.

Our family’s idea is to attend the Day of Remembrance that the Egberts are hosting in their home this next Wednesday, December 23rd. We are going to leave a basket filled with gift cards to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. that they can discover AFTER this difficult day and provide them with hope that there is love in the world and people that care. 

Vintage Christmas Shadowbox-Jolly Santa

That said I have a few Christmas shadowboxes left in the DTA ETSY Shoppe. 100% of the profits will be going to this family. In addition, the Gunn family will be tripling your generosity until the basket threatens to burst at the seams.   

All orders will be mailed immediately.

Vintage Christmas Shadowbox

UPDATE: Thank you dear readers! The shadowboxes have SOLD OUT!

If you would still like to bless the family directly a You Caring Page has been set up.

I will share the basket here next Tuesday.

Laura

6 comments :

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry for this family. You are so kind to help them in this way.

Lisa said...

This is really incomprehensible. I know your kindness will be much appreciated.

Harold Emery said...

Just send me your address & I'll send you $$ ... <3
TTFN ~ Marydon

Botanic Bleu said...

Laura,
Tragedy is always devastating, but this one is a triple devastation.... 1] the loss, 2] at Christmas time, 3] financial. There are no words to take away the pain, but your acts of kindness will help ease it. Blessings to this family and to your family during this difficult time.

Judith

Rue said...

I'm so sorry. What a horrible thing to happen. My prayers go out to them.

You're such a good person, Laura.

love to you,
rue

Susan Freeman said...

Such a tragedy. Thank you for your generous and good heart.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley