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In Memory of Elionel Jimenez

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Raised by 89 people in 22 months
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I am raising money in support of the family of Elionel Jimenez, a former student who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Those of us who taught Elionel at PS8 remember him as a kind and good natured student who always did his best and wanted to succeed. Please consider donating any amount you can to help his family during this difficult time.
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WE DID IT, we have reached our goal of $5000. I want to thank each and every person who donated or shared this campaign and made it happen. You are my heroes! Today also happened to be Elionel’s funeral and it makes me happy to know that we have made a positive difference in his family’s life. No amount of money will ever replace their son and brother, but hopefully what we’ve done will help to ease their burdens going forward.

Within the next day, I will request the funds from gofundme, and after the waiting period of 5-7 business days I will deliver what we have collected to Esperanza Sanchez, Elionel’s mom. Gofundme and the company that processes the payments both deduct a percentage (5% and 2.9% respectively, plus a .30 cent fee for each donation.) I would also like to note that the two offline donations that are reflected in the campaign total ($824 cash from PS8 Bulldogs and a $200 check from another donor) were given to the family today, after the funeral. Once the remaining funds are received and delivered, I will send a final update to all who donated. Thanks again, everyone. Tom Hogan
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In Memory of Elionel Jimenez has reached 51% of its goal. Let’s keep the momentum going. Please spread the word by sharing this campaign on Facebook or via email
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To keep you updated, a group of teachers from PS8 in Jersey City went to pay our respects at the memorial outside Elionel’s home after school. We did our best to comfort the family, and we let them know that we’ve started this campaign to help and support them. It was encouraging to see the outpouring of love they’re receiving at this difficult time. The family has chosen to receive the funds from this campaign via check from gofundme.com, and we will keep all who donate updated at every step of the way. I want to sincerely thank everyone who has donated to this campaign so far, and I encourage you to share it with friends and family so that we can build it up quickly and in time for the family to start paying funeral expenses. Thanks everyone, and I’ll be updating again soon. Tom Hogan
Elionel’s memorial in front of his home, Friday morning.
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Raised by 89 people in 22 months
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