Rebuilding Home, School, and Lives

On the afternoon of September 25, Valerie Jaeger along with her two sons ages 9 and 12, and her mother, Kim Veil, lost their beautiful home, five cherished pets, and all of their possessions in a tragic fire. Thankfully, they all were safe as they stood by watching their home burn down completely.

Their house was also Valerie's home-based business as a classroom facility for East Bay Home School, leaving Valerie without a location to continue working as a truly amazing self-directed learning educator.

The family will need assistance in rebuilding their lives, their home, and their place of work. ANY contribution is deeply appreciated and desperately needed in order for them to get back on their feet.

As of today, one month later, with over 100 monetary donations and LOTS of support, Valerie and her two sons are in their new home in Newark! Your donations have covered 2 1/2 months of rent and expenses. Gift Cards and items have come in the mail, furniture and appliances have been donated and delivered! And just recently, Valerie has taken a part-time position with Aflac as an insurance agent while still focused on the re-launching of East Bay Home School and Full Circle Schooling.  

The re-building has begun!

Valerie will tell you everyday it feels like a miracle!

Still living off of donations since it will take time to earn an income to cover all expenses, donations monetary and otherwise are humbly accepted.

There have been some requests as to what specifically is still needed/wanted for their new home and also what the boys may want for Christmas.

Rather than a text list circulating that has been difficult to update and re-circulate, Valerie has created Amazon Wish Lists for visual benefit and to demonstrate specifics. Closely matched used items are greatly appreciated and accepted.

There are 4 lists, Boys, Mommy, Kitchen, and Household.

Let these lists serve as a guide as you go through your storage unit, frequent thrift shops, or peruse Facebook and Craigslist.

Thank you for your support!




  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Sobhan Dasari 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Rich Kunz 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Micah Baylor 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Flora Hinojosa 
    • $30 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

JoyLynn Wong 
Union City, CA
Valerie Jaeger 
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