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#Love4Ben

$4,830 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 4 months
Ben Watkins is a remarkable 11-year-old who tragically lost both of his parents on September 16, 2017. Ben is an aspiring chef and even opened a restaurant with his late parents, Leila Edwards and Mike Watkins, called Big Ben's Bodacious BBQ and Delicatessen in the Miller Community of Gary, Indiana. The members of the community have joined together to see that this tragedy does not derail Ben from reaching his full potential and
fulfilling his dreams . To that end, we are going to establish an educational trust fund for Ben so that he can continue his education in the culinary arts wherever he wants to in the world. Thank you for your #Love4Ben!
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Our very own Ben will be making his television debut on March 2 on Fox's Master Chef Junior! Tune in an support our beloved young chef! #Love4Ben
Our own Ben Watkins makes his TV debut!
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We fell short of our $2,500 goal by last Friday but Gary Johnson, Brenda Ashley, and the good people at Mortar Net Solutions matched the donations we received anyway!! Ben’s Family has been overwhelmed by the love and support they’ve been shown during this incredibly difficult time.
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The $2,500 challenge grant has been extended to 11:59 p.m. CT this Friday, January 5, 2018. We need $1,340 more to unlock this generous gift! #Love4Ben http://trib.in/2CmC5nl
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With 10 days left to unlock a $2,500 challenge grant, we have received $200 just today!! Gary Johnson, Brenda Ashley and the good folks at Mortar Net Solutions will match each donation dollar for dollar if we raise $2,500!!

Please share our campaign with your friends this Christmas! #Love4Ben
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$4,830 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 4 months
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$200
Geoff Wendt
1 month ago
AL
$25
Amy LaDow
1 month ago
KC
$100
Katie Clark
1 month ago
$50
Valerie Colson
1 month ago
SC
$50
Sam Cozza
1 month ago
ES
$25
Elaine & Jim Spicer
1 month ago
GR
$100
George Rogge
1 month ago
$50
La Vetta Williams
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JD
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Jennifer DeBlock-Lucas
2 months ago
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