Mark and Jackie Barden lost their youngest child Daniel in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Mark and Jackie are two of the kindest, most outgoing and hard working people you will ever meet. I am sure anyone who knows them would say the same. Following is a statement from the family.
“Everyone who has ever met Daniel remembers and loves him. Words really cannot express what a special boy Daniel was. Such a light. Always smiling, unfailingly polite, incredibly affectionate, fair and so thoughtful towards others, imaginative in play, both intelligent and articulate in conversation: in all, a constant source of laughter and joy. Daniel was fearless in his pursuit of happiness and life. He earned his ripped jeans and missing two front teeth. Despite that, he was, as his mother said, “Just So Good.” He embodied everything that is wholesome and innocent in the world. Our hearts break over losing him and for the many other families suffering loss.”
This fund has been set up to assist the Bardens in their time of need. It will help cover whatever expenses, now or future, that come as a result of this tragedy. It has been vetted by CNN and is listed as an approved fund on CNN.com.
To contribute online via PayPal please click below.
PayPal is graciously waiving all standard transaction fees on donations made to the fund.
If you wish to contribute by check please make your donations out to:
The Barden Family Fund
32 Tappan Terrace
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Please add “For deposit only” on the back of the check.
Our friend John Stylianou, Manager at TD Bank, worked tirelessly to help get this fund up and running smoothly. We can’t thank him and TD Bank enough for the support they have given us. They are truly part of the community.
Please note that there is absolutely no other way besides those listed above to donate to this fund. No one will contact you soliciting donations. Every penny donated to the fund will go directly to Mark and Jackie to be used at their discretion. The Barden Family Fund is not a 501(c) organization.
Any questions please feel free to contact the fund at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit the family endorsed website, WhatWouldDanielDo.com. This site and Facebook page honors Daniel’s memory with the goal of inspiring others to share his kindness, compassion, gratitude and appreciation for life. Please “Like & Share” with others, and take its message to heart.