The holiday season is upon us; with less than 2 months before Christmas. We all know of families who are struggling and perhaps, even dreading this time of year. For some of those who are not struggling to make ends meet they do what they can to give back. One such family giving back this year in a very unique way is the Gutke Family of Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Kyle Gutke is an artist who has a love of Cowboys and Wild Life. With the assistance of his wife Julie, he is using his talent and his website (http://kylegutke.com/) to help a family in need this year. According to his website, “You might think this is way too early, but Christmas is creeping its way here. Yes, I said Christmas, not “the holidays” or anything else,…to me it is CHRISTmas!!! I normally freak out if I hear the word before the end of November…BUT I am going to do something entirely new this year and could use your help. I am putting together a beautiful piece of Art with a cowboy and his horse that will be completed by my 40th birthday (Nov 17th) this year…dang…really 40? I am letting the artwork go on a raffle style basis for $3 per ticket. Once all the names and money are collected we will have the drawing the evening of my 40th. The winner gets the art piece. All of the proceeds will go towards buying Christmas for a needy family (no not mine) I am hoping to raise over $2500.00 and if it goes well, I would like to start an annual tradition like this/giving back.” If they reach their goal, they will be able to assist several families this year!
Are you willing to donate $3 for a raffle ticket to help a family in need this Christmas? Your monetary donation; no matter how much, will help make this Christmas a little less stressful and a little more joyful for a well deserving family or more. To sweeten the pot, you will not only be in the running to win one of Kyle Gutke's prints, you can also win a print from John Jarvis, AND a iPad mini! That is a massive prize pack for one lucky winner! Head over to his website: http://kylegutke.com/ and click on the Christmas Raffle tab to order your raffle tickets.
Help keep Christ in Christmas and let this be the year you make a new family tradition and pay it forward...