We’ve created a 6 jar gift box auction for #AFundForJennie.
Over the last few days the blog-o-sphere has been atwitter with something very special, the creation of Bloggers without Boarders and #AFundForJennie. After the sudden death of her husband Mikey, the blogging community and even a restaurant, began baking peanut butter pies in his honor. This week that same blogging community, headed by Shauna aka The Gluten Free Girl, turned their attention to Mikey’s wife, Jennie and their two daughters ages 3 and 8, to financially help them get through this difficult time.
“As you can imagine, Jennie is overwhelmed not only by her grief, and the sudden responsibility of raising two children by herself, but she is also struggling with this financially. She just learned that she cannot collect widow’s benefits from Social Security because she earns too much money each year. The health insurance for her and her kids runs out in December and she just learned that the total she will have to pay will be more than her mortgage. It’s possible she’ll have to pay off the entire mortgage in one lump sum because the apartment was in his name alone.
And more than anything, Mikey wanted Jennie to continue living her dream of being a food writer. And he wanted to make sure his kids were taken care of well. That’s why he worked as hard as he did.”
This fund will help Jennie to do just that: to continue to work and take care of the girls with some peace of mind.”
I wanted to help in some small way and have decided to auction a six jar gift box of our most popular preserves. This 6 jar gift box is valued at $56 including shipping (within the US) and will include 8.5 oz jars of:
Raspberry & Vanilla Rum
Santa Rosa Plum & Apricot Preserves
Valencia & Naval Orange Marmalade
Strawberry Preserves with Bay & Black Peppercorns
Red Pepper Jelly
To bid, just leave a comment below with your bid amount. This auction will end on
Sunday September 4th at 5:00pm PST Monday, August 29th at 12:00 noon PST. The winner will be announced on our diary as well as posted on our Facebook fan page and twitter. If you win, your gift box will be shipped as soon as we receive confirmation of your donation.
We hope you’ll also consider making a donation to #AFundForJennie because every little bit helps!