Chelsea Favreau (daughter of SoSHers) Scholarship Fund

Orange Julia

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Dear Friends:

On January 12, 2017 the daughter of two of our SoSH members (bagdadjamie and Kristine) was killed in a horrible drunk driving accident. It was Chelsea’s 21st birthday. SoSH rallied around our friends and provided support for them after this terrible tragedy—sending meals for over a month, and raising funds for any expenses and supporting an animal shelter that was near and dear to Chelsea’s and Kristine’s heart.

In September,the driver of the vehicle went on trial for two counts of DUI and Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter and after the Commonwealth rested their case, he pled guilty and took his chances at sentencing with the judge.

Now, as we come up on the one year since Chelsea’s death, we're setting up a scholarship fund in Chelsea's name for a young person who, like Chelsea, is passionate about animals, and helping people in crisis, and is going into a field of study after high school (whether it is community college, regular college or trade school) to further their education or career. Our hope is that in this first year of fundraising, we are able to put together at least $5000 by January 12 which was also her birthday. I would like this to be sustainable, raising a modest amount every year, and for us to be able to present a scholarship to a student annually.

The non-profit I (and now Kristine) work for Virginia will be the fiscal agent to start out, with a restricted receipt account for this scholarship purpose, and that donations will be tax deductible (check with your accountant with this new tax bill business) and eligible for employer match if that's available to you.

Because my non-profit (a 501c3 since 1985) doesn't routinely take donations from individual donors as its primary funding stream I have set up our square account to take donations, but there is also a paypal option and of course checks are fine too--they can be sent to:

Clean Fairfax Council, Inc.
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 458
Fairfax, VA 22035

Please make sure that on the check memo line you write that it is for the Chelsea Fund to ensure that it gets booked correctly into that restricted account.

If you need a tax letter please make sure that in however you choose to make your donation, you include an email or a mailing address in either the paypal or the square message (or send me a PM) so we can send it to you.

SoSH has along history of supporting our friends and their important fundraising efforts—to the tune of over 1.2 million dollars over the past 10+ years. I hope you will consider supporting this one too, for two of our very cherished members and memory of their beloved daughter Chelsea.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions and I'll update you as we evolve this awesome community effort.
 

jercra

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Donated and I'll add a little encouragement for others. I happen to have 2 brand new Google Home Minis that I don't really need. The first 2 people to PM me with some proof that they donated at least $50 and want a Google Home Mini will get them. I know you can buy them for $29, but this way is better. I'll update this post if/when they are claimed.
 

Clemente

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Done. Thanks OJ for all the work behind the scenes to make this happen. Please tell Jamie and Kristine that we are thinking of them at this most difficult time of year.
 

Orange Julia

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Thanks everyone--I don't have a real accounting yet because some donations are coming through fidelity accounts and work portals and stuff but it looks like we easily broke $1000 today. Let's keep it up! :)
 

BoSoxLady

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Done. Thanks OJ for taking this on. Chelsea’s memory will live forever.
 

Orange Julia

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We are just shy of $2000, not counting some of the pledges coming from secondary sources and the auctions. Please feel free to share so we can try to get to $5000 by Friday!
 

Orange Julia

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By the math I have available to me (pledges, $ in the door, auction items) we are at $3535.00

What do we need to do to get us to $5000 by tomorrow afternoon?
 

CarolinaBeerGuy

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By the math I have available to me (pledges, $ in the door, auction items) we are at $3535.00

What do we need to do to get us to $5000 by tomorrow afternoon?
Maybe see if a mod could pin it to the top of every forum? I’m not in a position to donate right now, but I appreciate the efforts everyone has made toward this wonderful cause.
 

Orange Julia

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As of this morning we are at $5715, with a few items still outstanding. Thank you everyone.
 

amh03

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Nice job everyone!!! And thanks again, OJ!!!