Help a Minimalist Family (and a HUGE Give-Away)

As we have embraced minimalism we met many other like-minded individuals online.  Our discussions have developed into friendships as close as—and in many cases closer than—many friendships that I have “in real life.” 

It was through the online community that I first met Kira, who later began writing the minimalist/natural living blog Journey to my Yurt.  Kira and I have been corresponding through e-mail for some time, and I consider her to be a dear friend.

So you can imagine how much it shook my world, when I read that her 4-year-old daughter, Gracyn, had been admitted to the burn unit at their local hospital.  In an accident, Gracyn’s Easter dress had caught fire, leaving her with third degree burns.  Gracyn has had to have multiple surgeries, including skin grafts, and she has a long recovery ahead of her.

Gracyn picGracyn’s treatments will cost the family a great deal of money, so a fundraising page has been created to help defray the medical costs. With your help and support, we can make sure this little girl gets the help she desperately needs. I will donate, and though none of us alone has enough money to cover Gracyn’s medical expenses, together we can accomplish so much more. I am willing to wager that we each can give something, even if it is only a dollar.  Every little bit adds up. 

As a rule, I don’t do give-aways for my own gain.  If you read my blog, you are going to read it for  the content, and nothing else.  But because this is different, and because this is so important, I am offering a give-away for those willing to donate. 

The following books and e-books are being included in this give-away:

lovingsimplelivingSimple Living: 30 Days to Less Stuff and More Life           
by Lorilee Lippincott
3 copies of the e-book will be given away



Live a Meaningful Life
by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus 
1 copy of the e-book will be given away


Finding Grace-A Transformational Journey
by Kathy Gottberg
3 copies of the e-book will be given away



Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life
by Josh Becker
1 copy of the e-book will be given away


The Joy of Less
by Francine Jay
1 paper copy will be given away


Simple Ways to Be More With Less
by Courtney Carver
1 copy of the e-book will be given away


by Courtney Carver and Leo Babauta
1 copy of the e-book will be given away


Naturally_knocked_cover_medNaturally Knocked Up
by Donielle Baker
1 copy of the e-book will be given away


To enter this give-away, please do the following:

1.  Click on this link, and donate to Gracyn’s family.

2.       After you’ve made your donation, leave a comment, stating that you donated.  (This will be able to be verified by the family).

3.       Winners will be randomly selected, and will be able to choose from the available titles.

This is an excellent opportunity to help out a fellow minimalist family, and, with so many titles available, you stand a decent chance of winning.

The winners will be announced on Monday, April 14.

17 thoughts on “Help a Minimalist Family (and a HUGE Give-Away)

  1. Thank you Bethany for giving us the chance to help this little girl. I know that you know what a blessing it is to be able to help anyone. I hope that Gracyn feels the love being sent her way.

  2. So so sad. I’ve offered my support and I hope others will too. No one should have to go through something like that, especially such a small child. Thank you for doing this Bethany!

  3. I went to their webpage, but could not find an email – Would you be able to send them a link or give them information on the Shriners Burns Hospital? It is in Galveston, but the treatment is free to all children under 18.

  4. Kira should take Gracyn to Shriners Hospitals for children immediately. They have actually developed some of the best therapies for burn victims, and are on the cutting edge of this medicine. They are a philanthropy, and will not charge Kira a penny. My son has had three surgeries there for a maxiliofacial birth defect, and I have never been treated so well at any other hospital. If I had millions of dollars, I could buy this type of care, but the Shriners would not take a penny. Then, if everyone still feels generous, we can all give our money to the Shriners Hospitals so that they can continue their mission of helping children and families.

  5. Thank you for sharing about Gracyn. It’s an honor to be able to help such a family during this stressful time. I was happy to read that the first surgery went even better than planned.

  6. I love that I didn’t need to use Paypal (I can’t stand that!). Thanks for bringing an opportunity to give to my attention. I’ll also link up with my monthly goals post (at the end of the month) – so others know about it too.

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