Daniel Barden

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.

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.


Please note that there is absolutely no other way besides the one 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.

Thank you.

Any questions please feel free to contact the fund at info@bardenfund.com

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.