Friday, March 20, 2009

The Wallace Benefit Letter

I wanted to post the letter that our wonderful friend Heather wrote to help get donations for the benefit dinner and auction. It is coming up on March 24th. We are very excited for this event. And very hopeful that it will be successful as we have recently been racking up the medical bills. As I think I mentioned before this was not our idea. Heather came up with the idea and she has been tirelessly planning for a few months. She is amazing and there is no way to thank her for what she has done.

To Whom It May Concern:

We are writing on behalf of our friend and colleague Rick Wallace and his family, asking for any assistance that you might be able to provide. Rick has been diagnosed with several serious diseases in the last few years that have greatly affected his family both emotionally and financially. The Wallace family is one of the most generous and kind-hearted families known to the many people around them, and are certainly deserving of our support, as they have done so much for our community.

Rick is an area educator for the University High School percussion students and is highly involved in many of the music programs’ ensembles. Rick dedicates his time to further the education of these students and provides instruction for them, many times for no monetary compensation and has for many years. Simply put, Rick does this for the love he has for music, education and, most of all, his students.

Currently, Rick is suffering greatly because of serious medical problems including Crohn’s disease, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Spondyloarthropathy, and Gilbert’s Syndrome. As anyone might imagine, this has taken a serious toll on both him and his family. Because of the immense medical bills they have in addition to yearly trips to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. for Rick’s treatment, they are struggling to meet their financial responsibilities.

On March 24, 2009, a benefit will be held for Rick Wallace. This benefit will help support the Wallace family through difficult times. The money raised will go to the family’s medical bills and daily expenses. At the benefit, students of University High School, parents of students, and staff will be providing a spaghetti dinner and entertainment as well as a silent auction for those present. If you could, we ask for your assistance in contributing to this event either in the form of money or through a donated item that could be auctioned off.

If you are willing to donate to this cause, please contact Heather Brown at or simply send your donation to:

Ponderosa Elementary
Heather Brown
10105 E Cimmarron
Spokane Valley WA

Thank you in advance for your support and concern.


Heather Brown

What a heartfelt letter, don't you think? And apparently it has worked some magic and she has gotten some amazing donations for the silent auction. The picture is of the poster that is plastered all over the area. It is a little weird to walk into the grocery store and that poster staring at me. I tried to post the original version of the poster on the blog but I am not smart enough to figure out how, so I gave up and took a picture of it. This event is the reason for the poll on the sidebar. I thought that maybe there would be some readers that might be interested in donating but don't live around here. The voting ends tomorrow. So if you have an opinion on having a donation link please vote. I cannot see who voted, so don't be shy.

We are looking forward to a fun night. Thank you in advance to anyone that is planning on attending. It sounds like there is going to be some fantastic auction items. And some fun musical performances as well.

Until next time,



JackieThomposn said...

Sounds great to me... :)
I miss you SO MUCH... I wish I could be there more than you know... KEEP THOSE PLANTS ALIVE... I want to see them next time I am up there...

Love Yall

Erin said...

I SO wish I could be there.

Shelly said...

This is a fantastic letter. Would it be alright if I used this letter as a format for a benefit letter we are writing? Some words might be the same, but we will spice it up with our own twist. :D

Jaime said...

Sorry for the delay. It has been a long time since I have come back here. Yes, of course you can use this letter. I hope I wasn't too late responding to you. Good luck.