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CrowdFunnit: Chris Ramirez

$500 of $500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
Bullying has left a mark on Chris’s soul.  As a result, he suffers bouts of both anxiety and depression that others hate him and is afraid to leave our house.  Chris who is on the autism spectrum desperately needs to know that he is worthy of having friends and that he is not alone” ~Mary Ramirez

Let’s let Chris know he does have friends! You are cordially invited to celebrate Chris's 14th birthday party with him.  Thanks to all the community support, crowdFunnit is hosting a free, special, community birthday party in Chris’s honor, to bring an end to bullying and alienation while celebrating all that is good in life; friendship, kindness, and of course, cake!   All are invited to the festivities to celebrate Chris's 14th birthday which will include a special live performance from a surprise The Voice contestant,  as well as  appearances from  Superheroes, Ghostbusters,  a dance troupe,  dance along ZUMBA! demo class with instructors from the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie Sherrif's K9 Unit,  St Lucie Fire District, along with bowling, games, a professional DJ, face painting, green screen dress-up photo booth, Guardian Angels, and so much more which take place::

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1 PM – 3 PM in EST
Superplay USA 1600 NW Courtyard Circle Port St. Lucie, FL. 34986 
RSVP here  for your free ticket to help us plan accordingly  (general admission is free)
Send Chris a birthday card through our partner CardFool 
Live Updates  about Chris’s crowdFunnit party
Press Release 
Chris’s Birthday Party Flyer 

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To the Cherab Foundation as we begin to build our program with a committed goal to bring our birthday party initiative to every state in the U.S

There is no admission cost to attend the party, however, we are looking to raise $500 towards basic party supplies and gifts for Chris. Any money over our goal can help others in need of support through the 501(c)3 Cherab Foundation which is the volunteer-based organization behind CrowdFunnit. Since 2000, Cherab Foundation has been providing evidence-based and integrative approaches to help children with therapy, nutrition, socialization/anti-bullying, and awareness. Every dollar helps. Thank you in advance!  
 
As an honored guest, you are invited to have a super time at SuperPlayUSA
While there is no admission cost to attend the party, TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE
 Free tickets here.  Admission is free to enjoy the entertainment, numerous special guests, and Superheroes, but please RSVP for your free tickets anyway prior to the party to help us plan accordingly  to provide a count to Superplay, Duffys, and the baker Seriangely’s Sweet Inspirations so there is enough room, food, and delicious birthday cake.  Thank you in advance!   

Celebrate Chris’s birthday and stay as long as you want to play!
 
Up until 2nd grade, Chris who has been diagnosed with ASD and ADHD was outgoing, reveled in making others laugh. Then things began to change. By 4th grade he was teased constantly by his classmates for being different. Teasing turned into bullying and physical altercations by peers, classmates invading his privacy even in the school bathroom has made Chris fearful of leaving his house.   “Bullying has left a mark on Chris’s soul. There are almost half a dozen confirmed cases of bullying at school this year alone, and as a result, he suffers bouts of both anxiety and depression that others hate him.  He needs to know that he is worthy of having friends and that he is not alone.”  Mary added, “He’s built walls around him to keep other kids from hurting him. It’s those walls I want broken down.”

Chris's  Story
Like all children, each year Chris wanted a birthday party with friends, but for the past seven years, he has celebrated only with family. “We spent hundreds of dollars on his birthday parties,” said Mary. “Chris waited and waited, and nobody came.” It’s been heartbreaking for Chris who desperately needs to know that he is worthy of having friends and that he is not alone.
 
Last summer he and his father attended the crowdFunnit celebration for William Morales in Port St. Lucie, FL and seeing a child that had been bullied have a party like that his hopes did a 180.  Now Chris will be the guest of honor at his own crowdFunnit party and welcomes the whole community to join him, on Sept 30th, 2018 to celebrate all those individuals and families out there feeling the same alienation.
 
Inspired by previous crowdFunnit events, Mary Ramirez reached out on behalf of her son. “I have watched Chris go through so much heartache dealing with how he is different from other children his age. He fears leaving his home when other children want to spread their wings,” she said.
 
Chris loves gaming and computers. He also loves swimming at the beach or pool, animals (his cats) and science. He loves to watch Mythbusters on TV with his older brother. 
 
Chris and crowdFunnit are calling all kind-hearted people interested in making friends. “I want there to be a common ground where he and others like him can feel safe to be themselves, do activities and enjoy life,” Mary said.
 
That’s exactly the foundation of the crowdFunnit community party says founder Lisa Geng. “We are dedicated to improving the lives of those who are bullied and alienated, fostering acceptance, compassion, and friendship through open-invite birthday parties, community awareness, and common kindness.”
 
crowdFunnit and the Ramirez family welcome families in the same situation as Chris’s family to share their stories and join us at the party. Please contact us and we can help  Equally important is the presence of compassionate individuals and families of all ages to come out and join the fun, share some cake and make a few new friends.

“I just want Chris and children like him to enjoy life and all the wonderful things it offers.  Please help me and other moms like me find a happy place for our sons and daughters to live in. We need them to know that they are not alone.” ~Mary Ramirez
 
For those unable to attend – we have firsthand knowledge that Chris loves receiving mail! Past years he’s received just a few cards from family. This year help us show Chris he’s loved by so many by upping that number to a few hundred.
 
Send Chris a birthday card!  The Cherab Foundation has partnered with CardFool making it quick and easy for you to share your personal wishes with Chris without even leaving your computer. Cardfool allows you to personalize your greetings and will mail your card directly to Chris, donating the net proceeds of your purchase back to the Cherab Foundation. Your donation will, in turn, allow us to help even more children.

If your child is being bullied or alienated, please contact us for help.  We also appreciate any donations to help us with our mission. We are a grassroots 100 percent volunteer-based 501(c)3 Any donation is appreciated.   Thank you so much and keep updated by our Facebook page or here at the Cherab Foundation.

The Cherab Foundation Goal
Volunteer based since 2000, the Cherab Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit for children with neurological or genetic impairments that affect communication with a focus on Autism and Apraxia.  With your help, we can reach our goal to host at least one party every single month across all 50 States!  We are also launching a school-based program right here in South Florida, with a goal to reach every district in the country. This new program will expand upon the tools we've developed to encourage acceptance and compassion within their daily school environment where we feel the impact will be greatest.

CrowdFunnit, a project of the 501(c)3 Cherab Foundation, hosts HUGE Community Birthday Parties for friendless kids across the country. Featured in local and national news, we proactively fight bullying by bringing together like-minded people, raising awareness about differences and fostering acceptance and compassion. Volunteer-based since 2000, the Cherab Foundation is focused on helping children with neurological and genetic communication impairments such as autism and apraxia. . Donations are tax-deductible.  Federal tax ID number is 22-3685234
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Thanks for the support and helping to make a difference by supporting the Cherab Foundation anti-bullying event for Chris! For Chris Ramirez's Cherab Foundation crowdFunnit birthday party coming up this September 30th, we are giving him another reason to smile We will have a special live appearance by National Recording Artist JessLee who was recently Team Blake on The Voice!

Chris is autistic and due to bullying he also has bouts of depression and anxiety -more info to RSVP for free tickets, send a card, donate or sponsor the event. http://cherabfoundation.org/2018/chris/
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An interview with Chris.

If you know a special needs child in the US that is being bullied that needs help please let us know https://cherabfoundation.org/crowdfunnit/refer-a-child/
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$500 of $500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 3 months
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Cherab Foundation
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