Cayden's College Fund
Instead of continuing to shed light on all of the dark aspects of this horrible act, I would like to shed a lot of light onto the good things. This young man has a full life ahead of him. I wanted to create this for Cayden, simply for that reason alone. A few years down the road when he is much older and in school, he or someone else will be able to google his name (as we all have done a time or two) and find that hateful post.
I do know that a few people have been reaching out about how they can support this family, so I took it upon myself to start a college fund in his name. To raise money to help this young man prevail in life, and to never have to worry about falling short. His mother didn't ask for any of this, and she surely didn't expect it. Here is a way for us to all gather together, and continue to support Cayden in our own various ways.
Thank you in advance.
Update: GoFundMe is asking for more information on myself. My name is Brittany Turner, and I am from Huntsville, AL but am currently residing in Phoenix, AZ due to work. Sydney, Cayden's mom, is my best friend. We met at Tuskegee University in 2007. Cayden, is my godson. I started this GoFundMe with the intentions of having a way for all of the loving supporters to donate to furthering the education of Cayden. People all over were asking how they could send him money for college and I figured that this was the best way of doing so, instead of giving out personal information. The funds are going to be directly deposited into Cayden's personal savings account.
From reading some of the comments on these gofundme pages... I have to say they should consider disabling comments unless the person actually contributed/paid money to the campaign. This makes it so people who really care about the campaign/issue can share their support for what they actually (money where their mouth is) care about instead of spreading hate for free because they can. If they really want to complain about a certain issue they should have to do it on their own social media platforms on their own time and with their own people.
I believe Justin is referring to the initial fb post that got all of this started. What Justin doesn't realize is that when a child goes to daycare, he spends most of that day playing, often outside if the weather permits. Children are messy, yet they have every right. Shaming someone for having a dirty shirt is just as sad as the initial perpetrator.
If she takes the $5000 and invests it, it will be a great start to his college... in fact, invested correctly, it could pay for a typical education. We don't need to cover the whole thing, this is just a nice gesture to show the sweet boy and his family that people care and don't condone the racist comments made in the initial post...
♥ I pray this little boy never finds out what happened. And anyone wanting to say anything about a messy shirt....I have three kids of my own. I dress them better than I dress myself. But guess what?! Two of three, almost every single day...will end up with sauce or marker or god knows what on their clothing! It is part of being a curious fun loving child. #hisnameiscayden
Cayden, you and your incredible mom are proof of all that is good in the world. Thank you.
One final comment. People who spew hate on sites like this are often looking for any kind of attention, negative or positive. I find it best to say the following and thane completely ignore them: "I find what you are saying deeply hurtful and offensive. Please desist.: I necessary, I may repeat is several times. Each time I have used this, the individual goes away.
The most difficult challenge for me is trying to change the perspective of people so bigoted they victimize children. It was my pleasure to contribute to this beautiful child's future. I was a bullying victim myself, so of course my hear is with him. He has a wonderful future. Please tell him that that Ms. Sharon and Mr. Kacz thinks he rocks!
Let's keep the funding up. I'm sure we can surpass $5,000 for Cayden's education.
i am sure we are all happy to contribite a little something to help such a beautiful young man, and his very strong mother. As the uncle to 4 black nieces and one nephew (in my profile photo) I am often angry and saddened by the bigotry I witness. The outpourong of support encourages me. The love shown by his mom brightens my day. I hope to someday stumble upon news of Cayden's graduation from college. (I'm partial to Oregon if you are looking for suggestions) All the best tomyour family.
Good morning, everyone! This is Cayden's mom. I just want to express my gratitude to everyone who has donated and commented as well. All of your kind words absolutely warm my heart. You all, along with my family, have truly been our backbone of support every step of the way. I can't wait until Cayden is old enough to understand what all of this means, and when he can greatly appreciate you all just like I do. I am proud to be the face of change, and I don't think we could have ever done this without the support that we have received over this past week. Again, I want to thank everyone for ALL of your support during this time. We love you all! #HisNameIsCayden Sydney & Cayden
Thank you everyone for your kindness I have to share I'm a proud Auntie the kind sayings are heartfelt the generosity is overwhelming it just shows that God is Good and good is better than evil. Thank you Thank you Thank you I can't say it enough
I will definitely be doing my part in supporting you and Cayden! Here's to hoping that little Cayden dude has an awesome future!
All these negative comments are unnecessary. I mean seriously! This isn't the place. Go find a different platform.
Hey @JustinHeilig we'll make sure you lose your job too, idiot. You aren't any better than anyone!! Get that through your head.