Arabas Family Fund

It is with a heavy heart that we post this page at the sudden tragic loss of Christian Arabas (age 14) in Florida. His mother Meredith and brother Timothy had recently moved to Florida when the accident occurred one week after their arrival. Meredith and Tim will now be relocating back to New Jersey.

We need your help and prayers. Unfortunately, the family has significant funeral expenses as well as the cost of relocating Meredith and Tim back to Bergen County. Tim will also be a senior this year at River Dell High School so contributions on behalf of his future college expenses would be greatly appreciated. The family is also asking for prayers of strength. Please take time to hug your children and make sure they know how very much you love them.

Note: Tim is one of my son's best friends and I'm coordinating this Go Fund Me campaign on behalf of the family as they have more than enough on their plate at this difficult and heartbreaking time. Money raised through this campaign will first go toward paying off funeral expenses and will then be spent on relocating Meredith and Tim back to New Jersey (moving costs, monthly rent, furniture, etc). Whatever funds remain will be put towards Tim's college expenses beginning with the 2020-21 academic year. Meredith's sister, Donna Caloia, will be the person withdrawing money from this fund for Meredith & Tim as we move forward -- you may have seen her named as beneficiary. Thanks to everyone who has been so generous to date -- the family greatly appreciates your financial support and prayers.

Donations (0)

  • Miranda Visaggio-Lopez 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 1 mo
  • Lori Hadley 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Junior Woman's Club of River Edge 
    • $350 
    • 4 mos
  • John Falcone 
    • $500 
    • 4 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Tracy Schoenberg 
Oradell, NJ
Donna Caloia 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more