Help a neighbor

$4,405 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 85 people in 19 days
Mark Anthony Parrilla-Focarile  LAKE WORTH, FL
Wendy, an 8 year old girl who wrote this letter and taped it to her bedroom window for the robbers who burglarized her home.

"This is for the robbers Please do not steel in our house. There are good kids and people in this house.  We are people that do not steel.   We are sad that you have been steeling in this house.  You are not the only one that has feelings we all do.  Right now I feel sad that you robed our house.  My dad is working so hard and you are not.  You are just stealing stuff.  Tell me why you are steeling and I will help you be a good person.  You think this is a joke but it is not.  If you start being nice you will have friends that will be nice to you.  If they are not nice just go with somebody that is nice.  I hope you will have a better life.  Bye - Wendy
I hope you will change and be good.  God will forgive you.

They live in the Genesis Neighborhood Association of Lake Worth and we do our best to help our neighbors in need.  Please help us help this family and show them they are not alone.  There but for the grace of God go we.

We are trying to raise this money to help them replace the items and money that was stolen from their home.  If you live locally and would like to be a part of the delivery of the money we raise then please contact us with your email and we will send you an invite to be there and share in the joy of giving.
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Update 5
Posted by Mark Anthony Parrilla-Focarile
12 hours ago
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Visit www.genesislakeworth.org to see the latest update on our story. We will be presenting the funds at our next City Commission meeting in front of the Mayor, Commissioners, Public in attendance and the local TV news media networks. When the family was told we surpassed our goal of $3,500.00 that we received $4,032.00 after the fees to Gofundme and WePay were deducted. They said they would only accept what they estimated it would cost to replace their stolen items, they said they wanted to donate the surplus back to Genesis Neighborhood Association so we can help another family. What an example for our community!
Caring enough to make a difference!
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Update 4
Posted by Mark Anthony Parrilla-Focarile
1 day ago
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We want to thank every earthbound angel who was kind enough to help this family. April 4, 2017 at 6pm the Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell has placed us on the City Commission Agenda to do a presentation where the funds will be given to this family in the presence of the Mayor and our 4 commissioners, local TV press and the community. This will take place at Lake Worth City Hall 7 North Dixie Highway. If you are local please feel free to join us in this joyous event!
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Update 3
Posted by Mark Anthony Parrilla-Focarile
13 days ago
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Everyone you have been so generous and kind, we have passed our goal. I will close the campaign after work tomorrow and every dollar minus the gofundme 5% fee will be given to the Choy family at a future city commission meeting. The local tv media will be there. I will thank everyone individually as soon as possible. There have been so many kind hearts I thank you for helping me prove that together we can help one another in a time of need❤
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Update 2
Posted by Mark Anthony Parrilla-Focarile
16 days ago
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WPBF Channel 25 interviewed Wendy
Palm Beach Post interviewed her
WPTV News is interviewing today

http://www.wpbf.com/article/girl-writes-to-the-people-who-stole-from-her-house/9119681
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$4,405 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 85 people in 19 days
Created March 10, 2017
Mark Anthony Parrilla-Focarile  
$50
Anonymous
9 days ago
WO
$50
Wendy Olmos
12 days ago
LH
$5
Lulu Hurtado
12 days ago
MA
$10
Maria Aguillon
12 days ago
EJ
$20
Elizabeth Jaramillo
12 days ago
AC
$25
Anil Chopra
12 days ago
AW
$50
andrew wolfson
13 days ago
$500
Anonymous
13 days ago
AA
$10
Anonymous Anonymous
13 days ago
$10
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13 days ago
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