Monday, December 14, 2009

Please Help!

If you live in Utah, you have probably heard the tragic story of John Jones. He was a husband, father, and medical student. His life ended November 25, after an accident while caving. He was only 26 years old and left behind a baby girl and his pregnant wife. These types of stories scare me and break my heart. John was younger than Josh and Emily is my age. I can not imagine going through the trial she has been faced with.

This is John and his sweet wife, Emily.

My SIL Mari contacted me about an online charity auction that was being held for Emily Jones and her baby girl. Hundreds of people donated items for auction. One hundred percent of the money raised during the auction went to the Jones family, to help Emily with her new life as a single mom. I was lucky enough to be able to donate some hats from Pearl and Pauper. I was so excited to hear that all of my hats sold, and one of them for $100!


I have been contacted by some people through the auction, asking where they can find my hats. I no longer have a website, but I added some of my top sellers to my Etsy shop, where they can be purchased. The auction has ended but I feel like more can be done to help this family. I will donate half of the money that I get from hat sales from now until the end of the year to Emily and her baby girl. If you would like to order a hat, please do so through Etsy, or contact me by email at courtneyspiker@msn.com. If you order the hats by December 20, I will make sure they are shipped to you by Christmas so you may use them as gifts. If you aren't interested in a hat, but still want to help the Jones family out, please visit the John Jones Memorial site.

8 comments:

Brittany Webster said...

Wow - that is so sweet of you and your SIL. I can't even imagine some tragedy like this. I think this is wonderful what you are doing. I will look at etsy. -Brittany (Patterson) Webster from Valencia First ward.

the organic kitchen said...

So sad. poor girl! It's nce of you to help. I ordered and btw, I could not see a place to chose a color so I just put in the comment box for you to pick a color.

Rachel said...

Oh, that breaks my heart. I read about it in the paper, but I don't think I realized he had a child and a pregnant wife. Sooo sad! They look like such a cute couple. You are sweet to do this.

Kellie Spiker said...

So sad! Your amazing Courtney! I wish I knew before because I would have tried to donate or buy something to help her out!

Meagan said...

Thank you again for doing this! you are the sweetest!

Brooke and Matt: said...

Such a sad story, you are sweet to help out!

Kellie Spiker said...

I just got your christmas card today! It is so cute!

Merry Christmas
XOXO

Kellie Spiker said...

I just got your christmas card today! It is so cute!

Merry Christmas
XOXO