Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust

Raised: $10,473.00
Goal: $20,000.00

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Marie Fyans

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Who we are: Our names are Marie (Carpenter) Fyans and Kristin (Wyand) Franson; we went to high school with Melissa. Melissa Jenkins was tragically taken from us far too soon in lif... more


Updated posted by Marie Fyans 23 months ago

Thank you to everyone who has gotten us halfway to our goal! Please continue to share this page and help Ty, now and in the future. Melissa was an amazing mother, daughter, teacher and friend...I hope that by all of our donations, Ty will have a little easier time growing up in the care of family with the support of friends.


Updated posted by Marie Fyans 25 months ago

Remembering Melissa and working to help build a future for her son Ty. Please help by donating now. No donation is too small.



Updated posted by Marie Fyans 27 months ago

A beautiful song and video created in Melissa's honor for her young son, Ty.

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Created by Marie Fyans on March 29, 2012

Who we are:

Our names are Marie (Carpenter) Fyans and Kristin (Wyand) Franson; we went to high school with Melissa.  Melissa Jenkins was tragically taken from us far too soon in life and leaves behind a beautiful, bright, amazing 2-year-old son named Ty, a family who will grieve for her all of their days, and friends who will always miss her smile.

Why are we collecting money:

Knowing that Melissa had friends who loved her all over the country, we wanted an efficient and secure way for those of us that love her, but are no longer local, to be able to donate for the benefit of her son, Ty. To accomplish this, we have joined forces with the Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust. The trust has been established by the St. Johnsbury Academy, where Melissa worked, and Maple Grove Farms, where her mother works.  This and the St. Johnsbury Academy (see information below) are the ONLY two online donation sites that link directly to this trust.

Where does the money go?

All donations, minus a 5% processing fee that the gofundme website charges, will go directly to the Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust held at Passumpsic Savings Bank in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  We hope that you will take a moment and make a donation to benefit Ty as he navigates the rest of his life in the care of family, but without his loving mother.

Other ways to donate:

Checks can be mailed to:

The Melissa Jenkins Memorial Trust

C/O Passumpsic Savings Bank
P.O. Box 38

St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819

St. Johnsbury Academy: direct online donations:

Contact us:

Marie Fyans:

Richard Lyon, Co Trustee:

Darcie McCann:

Passumpsic Savings Bank: 802.748.3196

*please note that donations are not tax deductible*


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My prayers go out to Melissa's family and friends! I have donated all of my tips from work today and just mailed out a check for $300. I am hoping others will follow and help out this precious little guy!

posted by Kathy Deal 28 months ago

RIP Melissa Jenkins & sending prayers for her beautiful son Ty. I sent a donation directly to the bank this morning.

posted by Karen Ceraso 28 months ago

In your memory for all my Heart!! From Brazil!!

posted by Natalie Sussmann 28 months ago

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Recent Donations (113)

$10,473 raised by 113 people in 28 months.



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John Kempf

9 months ago


God bless :)




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Danielle Zuanich

24 months ago


This donation is from a Women's self defense class held in honor of Melissa. The Instructors from Villari's Martial Arts Studio in Barre: Fred LaPan, Mindy Anthony, Dylan Abare, Robin DeCoteau, Gordon Patineau, and Danielle Zuanich donated their time and expertise to teach the 2 hour class. We had 13 proactive, courageous participants: Samantha Allen, Toni and Rosie Colgrove, Margo Milhoret, Megan Miller, Julie Cadorette, Gariella Allen, Emilie Rockwell, Lila Rees, Ashley, Carly Bressette, Erin Pudvah, Kristin Montgomery and some outside donaters: Nancy Clements, Cherlyl Bennett contribute $20 each. Everyone had a great time and were honored to contribute to this worthy cause.



Lucinda, Drew & Avery

25 months ago


We Love You Ty....



Diamond Chiropractic

25 months ago



Ellie and Declan Fyans

25 months ago


For our friend Ty. xoxo


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