Fattore Family Fire Fund

$4,450 of $50k goal

Raised by 48 people in 61 months
Christopher Fattore  St Marys, ON

On Thursday March 1 2012 the Fattore family lost everything in a devastating fire. This family of seven going on eight are faced with rebuilding their entire lives from nothing.  This fund is set up to help the Fattore family start over.  Any donation will help. 

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Update 14
Posted by Christopher Fattore
59 months ago
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We would like to thank everyone who has donated through the site and in person, it means a lot to us. Just to keep everyone up to date on how things are going, we are still living out of a motel and have not been able to find a home yet. We are trying hard and all the stress of it is taking a toll on Melissa and the baby. The local paper here in Stratford is going to run an article to try and help us find a place to live. This is it, http://www.southwesternontario.ca/news/displaced-family-struggles-to-find-new-home/
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Update 13
Posted by Christopher Fattore
61 months ago
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Fattores secure storage unit for donated items

March 14, 2012
Stew Slater - Staff Reporter
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A storage company in Stratford has provided a storage unit free of charge to the Fattore family of Perth South, allowing them to put out the word that they're now ready to accept donated household items. They've even been offered a free family photo session by a professional photographer "” if and when they ever happen to be in California to take her up on the offer.

But it's still a long way to recovery for the family of seven "” mom Melissa, dad Chris, and children aged 10, 8, 4, 2 and 1 "” who lost their home and almost all their belongings in a night-time fire earlier this month.

"It just keeps on getting harder," wrote Chris Fattore in an email late last week, as the family struggled to adjust to living in a Stratford hotel, and figure out how to replace what was lost "” including two dogs, a rabbit and a guinea pig "” when their rented home on Perth Line 15 just north of St. Marys was destroyed.

By Monday, Fattore's perspective had brightened, at least on his most recent post on the website "” located at www.gofundme.com/gbt24 "” set up in his name to collect monetary donations towards the family's recovery.

"We would like to thank everyone who has made a donation, it really means a lot to us," he wrote on the website. "And we appreciate every dollar you donate to us, we know you all work hard for your money and although some do not have much themselves still find it in their hearts to give to us."

Also Monday, the family secured the donation of a storage unit from the Stratford U-Store "” a donation for which they want to publicly thank the Stratford business. "They heard of our story and let us use one of their units," Chris Fattore wrote on the website. "So if you would like to donate household items you can email us at fattorefamilyrocks@gmail.com and we can arrange a time to meet."

Downie Central Public School near St. Pauls, which some of the Fattore children attend, is also accepting cheques made out in the family's name or gift cards for food or other goods.

On Monday, the Fattores told the Journal Argus they are "still looking for a farmhouse that we can move to" (they have other animals in a barn that still stands on the Line 15 property, so they need rural accommodations). Incredibly, they also said a propane tank, undamaged by the fire, was actually stolen from under the shadow of the burned-out home.

"We are still a long way from our (fundraising) goal, but every donation we have received is appreciated," Fattore added in an email.

And now, with the storage unit ready, "we are thinking to the future and would welcome donations to re-stock our cupboards once we do have a place "” things like spices and staples, sugar, flour etc. . . . diapers, toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, cleaning supplies."

As for the photography offer, it came in conjunction with a small donation to the website. But, with other more serious things currently on their minds, a trip to California probably won't be happening right away.
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Update 12
Posted by Christopher Fattore
61 months ago
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Just wanted to let everyone who would like to donate house hold items that we have just received a storage unit. The unit has been given to us by the people at Stratford U Store, they heard of our story and let us use one of their units free of charge. So if you would like to donate house hold items you can email us at fattorefamilyrocks@gmail.com and we can arrange a time to meet.
Thank you,
The Fattore's
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Update 11
Posted by Christopher Fattore
61 months ago
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We would like to thank everyone who has made a donation, it really means a lot to us, and we appreciate every dollar you donate to us, we know you all work hard for your money and although some do not have much themselves still find it in their hearts to give to us.
thanks again, donations of household furniture and clothing have been offered/made and those too are equally appreciated.
Thanks everyone for all you have done
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Lauren Michael
38 months ago

Are these the same people that are now living in Nova Scotia and are being brought back to Ontario

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Sheila Holliday-Leblanc
61 months ago

I have sent you an email regarding some items that I would like to donate to you and your family. If you are still looking for items please let us know. Take care, Sheila.

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$4,450 of $50k goal

Raised by 48 people in 61 months
Created March 4, 2012
Christopher Fattore  
GM
$100
Gus Maurice
61 months ago

So sorry for your loss.....we are praying for you and your family.

$50
Anonymous
61 months ago
SG
$60
Simon Graveney
61 months ago

Donation from Jason Williams

SG
$400
Simon graveney
61 months ago

300 from zein Jamal 100 from Kambiz Avanestan

SG
$50
Simon graveney
61 months ago

Donation from Jason Denyes

$100
Colleen McCarter
61 months ago

I can't even imagine going through this. Stay strong and years from now you'll look back and be all the stronger for getting through this together!

LE
$50
Loose Endz
61 months ago
SM
$100
Shannon & Mark McCarthy
61 months ago

We are so sorry for your losses =( Our thoughts are with all of you at this extremely difficult time

AR
$50
Anthony R
61 months ago
DW
$100
David Washburn
61 months ago

Can't imagine this happening. Please keep this page as up to date as you can, letting us know what you need. Let me know if you still need a charger for your phone. There's a good chance I can get one for you, depending on the phone you're using.

Lauren Michael
38 months ago

Are these the same people that are now living in Nova Scotia and are being brought back to Ontario

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Sheila Holliday-Leblanc
61 months ago

I have sent you an email regarding some items that I would like to donate to you and your family. If you are still looking for items please let us know. Take care, Sheila.

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