Friday, August 17, 2012

LeanneBarlow giveaway for a good cause

My heart was heavy when I heard the news that one of my close family friends lost his beloved wife, Sharla, early yesterday morning while they were on a family vacation to go to Disneyland.  She passed away suddenly in her sleep and her poor husband is now left with their five young children, 3 girls ages five and under, and twin baby boys only seven months old.  I can't begin to imagine the heartache and grief they are experiencing.  I couldn't stop thinking about what a huge void her passing is in this sweet family.

A memorial fundraiser has been set up on behalf of the family in order help with funeral costs and to try and ease the burden that is now on the shoulders of this young husband.  In order to help promote and raise funds for this important cause, I am doing a giveaway one of my Lavender Striped Boyfriend Cardigans.  



Entry Rules:
  • Go to the Sharla Prior Memorial Fundraiser website  and donate whatever you can by clicking on the yellow "give" button on the right-hand side.  There is no minimum donation that needs to be met.  Even a donation as small as $5 can help.  You can pay via Pay Pal or credit card. 
  • Help spread the word about this giveaway on your facebook or twitter.  The goal is to help raise as much money as possible so the more people we can get to donate, the more financial help this family can receive.
One Additional Entry:
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog.
How to Leave Your Entry:
  • Leave ONE comment letting me know you donated to the memorial and facebooked/tweeted about the giveaway.  Please don't say how much you donated.  Also, there isn't a way for me to verify that a donation was actually made, so please be honest about your entry.
  • Leave ONE additional comment letting me know that you helped spread the word on your blog.
  • In both comments please leave your email spelled out (ex: contactelleapparel at gmail dot com) so that we don't get spammed.
The giveaway will run through Thursday, August 23rd, and I will announce the winner the following Friday.

Please join me in helping this sweet family as best we can.  It won't take away the grief and pain of their loss, but hopefully can lessen their financial burdens.  


  1. Donated and facebooked:) kelley a.... You know how to contact me:)

  2. I have donated and left a link to the website on my Facebook account. I don't even care if I win, I just want to help this family bc I can't even imagine losing my husband and my boys losing their father. My prayers go out to the family.

    dstrickland2237 at yahoo dot com

  3. This story makes me so sad- my heart goes out to this family! I donated and posted on Facebook- this is great of you to do Leanne! Ü

    ambersphillips at gmail dot com

  4. I donated and posted to facebook. My heart hurts for this family, such a tragic loss.

    sewfabulous10 at dot com

  5. I blogged about the giveaway. I will be keeping this family in my prayers!

    sewfabulous10 at yahoo dot com

  6. This made me so sad. I can only imagine the loss the whole family is going through. They are in my prayers. I donated and posted on my facebook.

    smoreslover234 at aol dot com

  7. I donated and posted this tragic loss on facebook. Hopefully more money can be raised. God bless.

    mk717 at comcast dot net

  8. I also posted this to my blog.

    mk717 at comcast dot net

  9. I donated and I also posted it on my facebook page and I also 'pinned' it...
    Thank you for giving us this chance to help out.

  10. I posted it to my facebook and also donated...grateful for my life today and this was a huge reminder to live every moment...thank you for sharing this leanne!

  11. I donated and shared. My heart goes out to this family. My mother died when I was 3 years old leaving behind many children for my dad. I hope your friend is comforted in this time of need by close friends and family. Thank you for sharing and giving us the oportunity to help. heather738 at gmail dot com

  12. I donated and shared on facebook. Thoughts and prayers for this family. fabivargas1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. So sad. I just donated and Facebooked about the fundraiser. Prayers to their family.
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  15. I donated and facebooked the fundraiser. Can't even imagine what this family is going through. Prayers are with them.

    kelseyrhall7 at gmail dot com

  16. I hope we were able to help out this family in their time of need! It's seeing people come together, like this, to help out strangers that makes me feel better about where our society is going especially with all of the terrible things that keep happening in the news. God bless that family and those precious children and thank you Leanne for sharing with us a way to ease some of their stress (goodness gracious, pregnancy makes me emotional, sorry).

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