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Nonprofit start up to honor Thomas Serewicz Sr
$1,111 raised
101% of $1.1k goal
24 contributors
6 Years running

I've decided I need to do more to honor my son. When I do anything to honor him, share who he is with people, and teach about his kind heart, is when I feel good at all about my life as it is without him in it.

Thomas Serewicz was killed by a drunk driver on July 17, 2010, along with his friend, while coming home from fishing.  He was 24 years old, a young husband, father of 2 little boys, dedicated son, brother, uncle, friend.  My greif continues to grasp at my soul. When I do things that bring honor to him and his memory, is when I find the greatest peace and feel a smile grow across my face, and in my heart. 

Ive decided to start a non-profit to honor Tommy's memory, to promote the good ways in which Tom lived his life, that his love may still shine on in our world.

We are well under way, with a board of directors, and legal assistance and into the application process for tax exeption and incorporation. What we need to complete this initial step and become fully oporational, as we hope to be by December 2013, are the remaining start up costs. I have already paid a portion, and the remaining amout due, is 1000.00. We are seeking 1100.00 to cover the cost of running this campaign. 

 Our foundation will reflect in its operations what was important to Thomas, and the ways in which he gave of himself to the world. His life was too short for him to see the fruit of all he fought so hard for, and through, so I will make his life to still touch this planet and bring the good he so wanted to bring. This corporation will focus on promoting kind and responsible living through example, by reaching out to our community (earth) in times of need, raising funds to help in times of crisis, illness, etc, and in support of other helping organizations. Our primary efforts will address the matters that Tom took to heart, such as homelessness, children's illnesses, and more. I invite all who are interested in joining together to strive to live kindly and responsibly in our world and to promote this among others, to join us. The requirement is a willing heart and a promise to promote kindness and responsibility by example and reaching out. 

Tom had a strong Christian faith, and never hid that in his business, among his friends, etc. In that faith, he knew that love has no boundaries, that all people of any faith can come together in kindness, to help others, and give from the heart. That’s how this foundation will be run, reflecting his heart and soul, his love, his generosity and kindness, his faith and his belief that differences do not have to separate us. 

Tom never passed a beggar on the street without giving him something to eat, even if he had to turn around to go back. He once saw an old man shivering on the sidewalk outside of a mall where Tom had just bought a jacket for himself. He couldn't afford the one he wanted, so got a lesser one and still, when he saw that man, he brought him inside and bought him a brand new coat! We wish to promote these kinds of loving acts among our members and more.

He talked about one day becoming a Christian counselor, working with those in addiction. He never passed by someone broken down on the roadside, but always stopped to help, no matter if his mom was at home wondering where he was! Once he came home with about 5 guys in his car. I’d been waiting for him, and asked who are those guys.. he said “they were broken down on the highway, we couldn't get their car started, so I'm giving them a ride home, I'll be back.” He risked his life to save a kitten in the middle of a busy city street.. that is now my 11 year old Moonshadow!

He wanted to be a responsible husband, father, son, etc, and he never touched a single drink since the age of 20. Yet he lost his life, along with his friend, when a drunk driver crashed into them head on. Promoting responsibility and kindness can save lives make a difference more far reaching than many may know. 

That’s what I hope to do with this foundation, The Thomas J. Serewicz, Sr. Foundation for Kind and Responsible Living (soon, with your help,  Inc. will be added to our title!). 

"Tommy's Law" My primary goal for this foundation's work aside from helping other foundations and individuals, will be to fight for the insertion of spikes on our highway ramps to prevent anyone, drunk, drugged, confused, ill, distracted, etc, from ever getting on a highway in the wrong direction. The numbers of families in my support groups that have had their loved ones stolen this way are countless. It won't prevent all crashes, but a significant amount, and a far better use of tax dollars than to be spent on cleaning up after deadly crashes on the highways. Also, clearly the devastation of a wrong way crash is far more likely to be fatal to everyone involved than other types of crashes.

The memorial date event every year will be used as our major fundraising event, and will focus on fun, family and community togetherness. We will have various events throughout the year. The members who join this foundation will be asked to take an oath to promote by example and teaching, kindness and responsibility in all aspects of living.

Some things we will do : Sales of merchandise, dinners, fishing events, raffles, walk/runs, yard sales, car washes, big events small events... anything. The funds raised will be dispersed according to need in the community and world as decided together by criteria set forth by our board of directors.  A scholarship will be established further down the road when we gather the appropriate momentum t o support that.

No matter how small or big this gets, doesn't matter, there can only be success in anything that gets accomplished.

"Thomas J. Serewicz, Sr., Beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Uncle, Friend, A Treasured Life Stolen By A Drunk Driver”

We thank you so very much in advance for your kind and loving support.

Please find us, like us and share us on facebook at The Thomas J. Serewicz, Sr. Foundation For Kind And Responsible Living:

THank you and God Bless



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