Dollars for Dan Cab
A quick bit about my connection - I am a regular at Pranksters Too and was introduced to Dan through a bartender there, Dan and his crew have been responsible for getting me home safe about a million times. I am ever appreciative of that!
After I originally set this up, the post was shared with these words which truly encompass who Dan was:
"Dan is more than your typical cab driver. He becomes your friend and often times goes above and beyond just getting the drunks home. Something tragic happened and he can use some help. Most of all I hope he is OK. I'm sharing this hoping that we generate enough donations to alleviate some of the family's stress. He is my favorite cab driver and my friend. Please help if you can. Thank you."
There will be a fundraiser held at Pranksters Too (7919 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale) on Monday, November 21st starting at 6pm. Come have some food & drink and share your stories & memories. Please help spread the quick word, and let's pack the place!
His family is infinitely appreciative of the love and support the community has showed over the past couple of weeks. Let's please continue this as the general spirit behind this fundraising effort changes. Money has been the last thing on their minds, but unfortunately the bills don't disappear in times of despair.
I'm sure many people will want to pay last respects to such a beloved member of our community. I promise I will apprise of any arrangements as that information is made available. In the meantime, do something kind today (and heck, every day) in Dan's honor. Even the smallest deed can go the longest way.
Last night, I shared some good Dan stories with friends of mine. Everyone has at least one good story. Please take a moment to share yours in the Comments section.
Also, if internet giving isn't your thing, Pranksters Too and Well Bar (addresses below) have set out jars for people to donate. If you find yourself in the area, stop on by and drop a few bones in the bucket.
Pranksters Too: 7919 E Thomas Rd, 85251
Well Bar: 2623 N Scottsdale Rd, 85257
I have been asking for gift card donations for "Dan's Christmas Tree" This is for the kids and and Angel!! I have a few gift cards already and would like to get the word out a little more! Due to all the stress in their lives right now this holiday season is not going to be the same for this wonderful family. Again anything helps! and Kelly - I hope to make it there!!!
I am so, so sorry to hear the news. I had only met Dan a handful of times, but he and his personality left an impression for sure. I wish his friends and especially his family as much peace and comfort as can be obtained in this impossibly difficult time. I'm just stunned.