If you spend any time in the blogosphere, you have heard by now that Daffy at Batcrap Crazy laid her beloved BigSis to rest yesterday. Daffy's sister passed away last week, leaving behind a loving husband and 5 year-old son JD.
As the mother of two children with a deceased parent, I connect with Daffy's brother-in-law and nephew. My heart breaks for this man as he begins his journey as an only parent. I know from experience the sadness that comes from knowing the other person that contributed in bringing your child into the world is gone. There is no longer anyone else that loves your child with the same parental intensity as you.
As an only parent, I often wonder how I will provide for my children's future. In lieu of flowers for BigSis' memorial service, the family has decided to create a scholarship fund for JD. Because we love Daffy, and because it is so important for JD to know his mother's legacy, we have created Duck Fest!
What is Duck Fest?
Duck Fest is a blog party fundraising event to raise money for the JD Scholarship Fund. It runs June 3 - 8 right here in the blogosphere!
How does Duck Fest work?
By using the McLinky at the bottom of this page, you are able to visit a number of giveaways to raise money for the JD Scholarship Fund. If you find a giveaway you'd like to enter, beginning June 3, you can click on the donate button on that giveaway and donate money for entries. Each entry is $1.00. If you donate $10.00 you have 10 entries to spend however you want. Please follow the PayPal directions for your donation (be sure to leave your blog url in notes for verification!). Leave a comment for each $1.00 donation on the giveaways of your choice! On June 9, each hosting blog will select their winners using random.org.
How can I participate?
Do you have a skill or talent you'd like to showcase? Do you rub elbows with PR firms, have advertisers or sponsors that would support the cause? You are more than welcome to host a giveaway at your blog! Do you have product you'd like to donate, but don't have an outlet to run a giveaway? We're happy to host it for you! If you'd like to participate, send an email to me - That One Mom at firstname.lastname@example.org OR to Tamara at email@example.com.
What if I would just like to donate money and not worry about prizes?
That is perfectly fine! Just click on the donate button in the side bar. All donations go directly to the JD Scholarship Fund!