Can You Help?
On this blog post I had planned on sharing some helpful links and information I have collected to help you hit the ground running this January. But instead, I want to let you know about a sale going on now to benefit the Estes Family. Many of you are probably familiar with Jeff and Kate’s company, Hands and Hearts. They create and sell hands on history kits of entertaining and educational activities to augment history curriculum. You might know that the Estes family of ten includes a darling, fragile three year old named Noah, who struggles with mitochondrial disease, an ultimately terminal condition.
What you might not know about the Estes family is what they have faced in the last few years:
- Jeff has been out of work after the company he worked for downsized and had to lay him off.
- Federal laws concerning children’s products have radically changed, drastically reducing their company’s profitability
- Noah has had multiple hospitalizations, usually sudden ones that cause Kate to have to drop everything and rush Noah to the hospital in Greenville, SC and Jeff to have to be home with their other children.
- Caring for Noah at home has become more and more challenging with his special medical needs.
Although committed to living debt free, the Estes have seen their savings dwindle. They are torn because, frankly, it takes both Kate and Jeff to take care of things at home with Noah’s needs and frequent hospitalizations. Jeff needs to work at home.
Thankfully, Jeff has found a business opportunity that he and Kate have researched and feel would be right for them in their challenging situation. The trouble is, they don’t have the funds to get it started.
And… this is where YOU come in.
Christian self-publishing friends have donated a FANTASTIC list of homeschool products that are available to those who make at least a $39 donation to the Estes family. The number of items goes up with the amount of your donation. You are welcome to donate more or less, as you wish, but the Estes family would like to use the income from this sale to give them a way to support their unique family.
Thanks for taking the time to read about this very difficult situation, and whether you are able to donate or not, please pray for this precious family.
Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested!
In His grace,