Hi everyone. As you know, a wonderful member of our food blogging community, Jennie Perillo, lost her beloved husband suddenly on Aug. 7.
I'm a wife, and a mom, just like Jennie. But I can't pretend to know how she's feeling now, or how her precious children are coping. All I can do -- all any of us can do -- is reach out and try to do whatever we can to help Jennie and her family.
As you probably know, the food blogging community has banded together -- thanks to Bloggers without Borders, a charity founded by Maggie of ThreeManyCooks, Erica of Ivory Hut and Aimee Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites -- to raise money for Jennie and her family, to try to help them through this difficult time, and the months ahead.
Here's my humble contribution: I'm auctioning off a package that contains a Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender, like this:
And a copy of my cookbook:
Won't you please make a bid? All proceeds will go to #afundforjennie (shipping costs are on me). Simply place your bid in the comments section. Auction will end on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. (The winner will make their payment to the Bloggers Without Borders PayPal account.)
All we can do is try to help -- and grab our loved ones, friends and family, hug them tight and tell them how much we love them.