Abington Loves Grace Memorial Fund

$14,172 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 405 people in 1 month
Andrea Green-Adams  ABINGTON, PA

My name is Andrea Adams and I started this page to collect funds in order to give Grace Packer a proper memorial service. All of the money raised is going to pay for the service. Since we raised more than our original goal, we also decided to start a foundation called On Gracie's Wings. This foundation will assist foster children with the sometimes difficult transition into independent living. We will also support women and children that have been victims of domestic violence. As a mother of a 14 year old son that attended the same school as Grace, I was deeply concerned when I heard that Grace Packer was missing. Abington is a very small, safe and close-knit community. This fact made her disappearance even more disturbing. Now that the authorities have found her and given the circumstances that have been reported, I created this page as a way to give Grace a proper homegoing service. Everyone that knew Grace says that she was a sweet and kind young woman that had a heart for those with special needs. All of the proceeds of this fund will go to the planning and execution of a memorial service to honor Grace. Any remaining funds will be used as a scholarship award given in Grace's honor to a deserving student with special needs. We would also like to make a donation to a local charity that provides children dealing with domestic violence a safe place to go. Feel free to to check us out on Facebook for the date, time and location of Grace's service. Rest in Peace Grace Packer.

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Update 8
Posted by Andrea Green-Adams
12 days ago
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Good Afternoon Everyone. First, I would like to thank each one of you for your love and support that has been showed to Grace Packer and her legacy. As you may have heard by now, what started as a simple memorial service has morphed into a full-blown foundation called On Gracie’s Wings Inc. This organization was created to help children in the foster care system as well as victims of domestic violence with a safe transition to a better life. We have partnered with local churches, businesses, foster care agencies, schools and foundations to help make this a reality. In addition to these services, we are also offering three scholarships to benefit students with special needs as well as those that have been in the foster care system. Currently, we have several ways that you can help. We are collecting new and gently used clothing and household items as well as gift cards to supermarkets, pharmacies and department stores. These items will be given to families and children in need of emergency placement. This collection will end on February 15, 2017. You can also donate by giving to this Go Fund Me Campaign online or by volunteering your time. We currently are looking for people to assist with picking up donations as well as helping us wash and sort the items that we have received. Keep an eye out for our upcoming events throughout the community. This spring, we will be dedicating a memorial bench and garden in her honor and one day in the future, we hope to open “Gracie’s Place”. This will be a safe place for anyone facing a situation similar to Grace Packer’s to find hope, peace and support.
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Update 7
Posted by Andrea Green-Adams
1 month ago
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My name is Nadine Barnett I am the Vice President of “On Gracie’s Wings”.
Grace Packer was an amazing child. Although she endured a lifetime of trauma and pain, suffering and mistrust, she still managed to always have an angelic smile and brought hope and love to those around her.
Five Abington mothers all came together with the community of Abington on January 16 and gave Grace the memorial she deserved.
The five mothers were so inspired by Grace that we are now working on creating a nonprofit organization called “On Gracie’s Wings”. Through this foundation, we are going to offer a scholarship for a special education student in the Abington School District. We are also going to fill suitcases with personal items for foster children so these children have something of their own to bring to their new homes. We are also going to help children when they turn 18 years old transition into independent housing. Many children when they turn 18 and are no longer in the foster care system are forced to go out in the world with nothing, no family, and nowhere to go. We five moms are going to change this and help in any way we can.
We are going to honor Grace’s name and turn this tragedy into something powerful. We will be the voice of these children that need us, and that need love and need someone to genuine care about them.
We plan on holding fundraisers throughout the year to help support our nonprofit organization.

Anyone who would like to assist please contribute here or email ongracieswings@gmail.com for other volunteer opportunities.

Gracie, you will never be forgotten. Fly high baby girl.
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Update 6
Posted by Andrea Green-Adams
1 month ago
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Here are the details of Grace's memorial service.
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Update 5
Posted by Andrea Green-Adams
1 month ago
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This video was sent to us by a very brave survivor named Jo. I want to thank her for sharing her story with me and I hope that this tribute to Grace will help us remember that we are each other's keeper.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fTFhyX3MmkE
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June Siwek-Rodriguez
1 month ago
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Thank you for showing such compassion and caring to this beautiful precious girls memory. Proud to be a part of a community that can do this for a girl most of us never got the privilege to know. Thank you all so very much... rip sweet angel

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Cindy Potts Truax
1 month ago
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So sorry for all you went through. May you rest in peace.

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Melinda Clark Goggins
1 month ago
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These children need someone to be able to talk to and trust when they are being abused. I work with children and know first hand the things that go on in homes. People adopt for one of 2 reasons. One is to Love and care for a needy child. The other is to collect money because when you adopt a child you get money

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Jo Popowick
1 month ago
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My name is Joanne, I survived abuse for 91/2 years from my ex and also I feel for Grcae, no child deserves to be abused, I am devoting myself to make sure someone gives Grace and all the other foster children who have been abused a voice, God bless Grace

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Patricia Horvath
1 month ago
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Rest In Peace, Sweet Gracie. You were betrayed by the adults in your life that should have loved you and protected you. I am so sorry for all that you endured. You will never be forgotten.

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Bobbi-GrandMa Laraine
1 month ago
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I will always think of you when ever I hear your name " Grace " . ?you were Loved Grace !!!

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Donna Boyle Huff
1 month ago

God bless Grace

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Mace Hoffman
1 month ago

I love you so much babygirl Christmas isn't the same without you. You'll always be in my heart and never gonna be forgotten.❣

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Kathy Clark Scannell
1 month ago

I would like to see the date for the Memorial service. What is the Facebook page? Thank you for thinking about this special girl. Just horrible what happened to her.

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$14,172 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 405 people in 1 month
Created December 23, 2016
Andrea Green-Adams  
VB
$50
Vanessa &Sean Brooks
6 days ago
LS
$10
Lory Soda
9 days ago
$100
Anonymous
11 days ago
CM
$10
Chris Michalski
16 days ago
$20
Anonymous
17 days ago
$25
Sarah Ogden
17 days ago
LP
$25
Leslie Payne
20 days ago
MS
$20
Melissa Steckiel
20 days ago
JA
$50
Jon & Judy Abraham
26 days ago
1
1

Donated in honor and respect for the amazing women who selflessly started Grace's Fund.

MC
$25
Maureen Compton
28 days ago
June Siwek-Rodriguez
1 month ago
3
3

Thank you for showing such compassion and caring to this beautiful precious girls memory. Proud to be a part of a community that can do this for a girl most of us never got the privilege to know. Thank you all so very much... rip sweet angel

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Cindy Potts Truax
1 month ago
2
2

So sorry for all you went through. May you rest in peace.

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Melinda Clark Goggins
1 month ago
1
1

These children need someone to be able to talk to and trust when they are being abused. I work with children and know first hand the things that go on in homes. People adopt for one of 2 reasons. One is to Love and care for a needy child. The other is to collect money because when you adopt a child you get money

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Jo Popowick
1 month ago
1
1

My name is Joanne, I survived abuse for 91/2 years from my ex and also I feel for Grcae, no child deserves to be abused, I am devoting myself to make sure someone gives Grace and all the other foster children who have been abused a voice, God bless Grace

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Patricia Horvath
1 month ago
1
1

Rest In Peace, Sweet Gracie. You were betrayed by the adults in your life that should have loved you and protected you. I am so sorry for all that you endured. You will never be forgotten.

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Bobbi-GrandMa Laraine
1 month ago
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1

I will always think of you when ever I hear your name " Grace " . ?you were Loved Grace !!!

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Donna Boyle Huff
1 month ago

God bless Grace

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Mace Hoffman
1 month ago

I love you so much babygirl Christmas isn't the same without you. You'll always be in my heart and never gonna be forgotten.❣

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Kathy Clark Scannell
1 month ago

I would like to see the date for the Memorial service. What is the Facebook page? Thank you for thinking about this special girl. Just horrible what happened to her.

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