If you choose to donate, please let us know how you are connected with a comment. This fundraiser is organized with Jackie's involvement and approval by volunteers from the Rice and Topl Community. The goal of these funds is to honor Olivia, Edison, and Colette with a lasting foundation.
A few words from Jackie:
Thank you all for your outpouring of love and support. We really appreciate everyone’s kindness and willingness to help at this time. There isn’t much we need at the moment but we recognize that we are overwhelmed right now. When the dust settles, we will need you. So, thank you in advance.
As far as contributions and support right now, we know that we want nothing more than to honor our children’s lives and legacy. That said, we’ve quickly realized that there are a number of options to consider that we are just unprepared to think through all that right now. For the time being, we are opening this gofundme as a placeholder for your kindness and generosity.
In the coming months, we will consider what our options are and go from there. Ideally, we would love to honor Olivia, Edison, and Colette with a lasting foundation of some sort. Here are some investment themes we are currently thinking about that reflect the kids’ as individuals:
⁃ Performing and Visuals Arts
⁃ Autism Awareness
⁃ Reading and Literacy
We also recognize that there are existing charities and organizations that may be a good fit, and will consider direct donations as an option as well. Whatever it is we do, we will absolutely let you know and keep you informed.
At the end of the day, we want this all to mean something, and that your kind intentions to are also honored in a meaningful and lasting way.
Our hearts are broken right now. However, your acts of kindness have given us some comfort to pull us through. We are forever grateful to you all.
Jackie Pham Nguyen