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Burglars suck - help save Christmas for Aedonas!
$420 raised
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Ended Dec 24, 2013
On December 11, someone broke into the home of Amanda, Ruben, and their five year-old son, Aedonas.  The forced entry dealt major damage to the door, door frame, and adjacent wall.  The intruders made off with game systems (including Aedonas's ...

On December 11, someone broke into the home of Amanda, Ruben, and their five year-old son, Aedonas.  The forced entry dealt major damage to the front door, doorframe, and adjacent wall.  The intruders made off with game systems (including Aedonas's own DS and Wii), computers (including the one Amanda uses to earn extra income with her digital art), and - most terribly - a pile of wrapped Christmas presents that had already been bought for Aedonas.

I work with Amanda; Aedonas and my own five year-old son (Anakin) are friends.  It was completely heartbreaking to learn about this incident, as I knew Amanda had already finished her shopping, and there'd be only one more paycheck between the break-in and Christmas Day.  Although police apparently recovered fingerprints at the house, there's been no progress locating the burglars or recovering the stolen items.  There is no insurance in place to cover the losses, which is part of the reason you're reading this now.

I've never tried doing an online fundraiser before, but I wanted to do something to help, and since I'm only able to contribute a small amount myself, I'm turning to the internet.  If you're feeling like Santa, here's your chance to help ensure an awesome Christmas for Aedonas!  All the money collected will go towards replacing Aedonas's Christmas gifts (and, perhaps, some of the other stolen items), repairing the damaged door/frame/wall, and installing a security system for future peace of mind.  I'm using FundRazr's "default" goal of $1,000, but of course more money means more presents!  Also, don't worry - FundRazr isn't like Kickstarter, where contributions are "all or nothing."  The family will get whatever is donated, regardless of whether the goal is met.  Donations, minus FundRazr fees, will go directly to Amanda's and Ruben's PayPal account.

Thank You for reading!  Merry Christmas!    

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