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Kerri Harrison Memorial Fundraiser for Students

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November 28, 2013

Thank you everyone who has donated in Kerri's memory-- $1200!! Awesome!:)  See more

BENEFITING: DONORSCHOOSE

EVENT DATE: Nov 28, 2013

Dawn Drake

THE STORY:

I first met Kerri two years ago when my daughter was in Kerri's third grade class. Throughout that year I couldn't help but admire her level of dedication to teaching, and how much she cared about her students and their learning. She bought necessary items for the classroom & for the students as well with her own money like backpacks, paper, shoes. She tutored a student in her class who was very sick for most of the year, sometimes driving an hour away to the hospital. She went above and beyond on a daily basis. At the end of my daughter's year with her I was concerned about her math comprehension, and Kerri offered to come over and help her (because that's the kind of teacher she was). When she came over, she and I could not stop talking, and that began our friendship. We became good friends, as well as our daughters.
Three weeks ago Kerri was walking and was hit by a car and killed. I am still struggling to figure out how something like this happens to such a good person. What I do know is that someone like this should never be forgotten. Kerri ran her first 5K three weeks before the accident, and with Thanksgiving around the corner I feel it is the perfect time to express how thankful I am to have had her as a friend for only a short time. I truly feel I am a better person for having known her. And so, despite being short notice, I would like to raise money in her honor walking in the Newport, RI Pie Run on Thanksgiving morning for a charity I feel she would love, DonorsChoose.org. They help students in need by providing funds for classroom projects posted by school teachers. Please help me honor a phenomenal teacher and friend in keeping her memory alive!

This picture is Kerri right after finishing her 5K with her daughter Liren.  Liren's sign says 'GO MOM!" (I know the picture quality isn't great...)

This event can also be found on facebook with this link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/232796560228798/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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To This Fundraiser

$1,275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dawn Drake

    $50

  • Lisa Sullivan

    $50

  • Debby Burnett

    $50

  • Fran Smith

    $20

  • Madeline Heitzman

    $25

  • Margaret Paolo

    $50

  • Joyce Ardito

    $50

  • Tara Sweeney

    $25

  • Holly Nobert

    $35

  • Sheila Boyle

    $50

  • KATHERINE MYETTE

    $50

  • Patricia Roberts

    $20

  • Liz Gilmore

    $25

  • Sherri Pulie

    $15

  • Pat & Tom Shanley (Kerri's Mom & Dad)

    $100

  • Dena Silvia

    $40

  • Silveira Family

    $30

  • Deb Tyree

     

  • Heather Adams

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • DeDe Forgue & Deanne Reilly

    $50

  • Cass Donoian

     

  • Karen Mulligan

    $25

  • Elizabeth Kirchner

    $25

  • Erin Nesby

    $25

  • Rebecca Pazienza Bromberg

    $30

  • Caitlin Briggs

     

  • Katie Shanley

    $40

  • Katie Arner and family

    $25

  • Gretchen Martel

    $25

  • John, Anna, Joseph and Stacia Bunch

    $50

  • Rose Rodrigues

    $20

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128% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,275 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dawn Drake

Amount Raised

$805

 

81% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Katie Shanley

Amount Raised

$445

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Sue Plunkett

Amount Raised

$25

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dena silvia

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Sara Clayton

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Anna Bunch

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Donor Comments

Rose Rodrigues

Rose Rodrigues

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

John, Anna, Joseph and Stacia Bunch

John, Anna, Joseph and Stacia Bunch

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Gretchen Martel

Gretchen Martel

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Katie Arner and family

Katie Arner and family

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Katie Shanley

Katie Shanley

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Caitlin Briggs

Caitlin Briggs

Very excited to be WALKING (cause Kerri would LAUGHHHH if I even tried to run it) in my dear friend's memory. Love you girlfriend :) 6 years ago

Rebecca Pazienza Bromberg

Rebecca Pazienza Bromberg

DONATION: $30

With love and in memory of Kerri 6 years ago

Erin Nesby

Erin Nesby

DONATION: $25

Kerri was an amazing person. She went out of her way & made Evan's third grade year great, helping with tutoring after his surgery, surprise visits to the hospital in Boston which always made his day and by making sure he (and we) felt safe & comfortable upon his return to school and in his transition to Gaudet. "Ms. James" (which is what Ev knew her as) was a very special person in our lives and continued to be so long after the loss of Evan with her frequent pictures/texts/emails with just random thoughts she had about something that reminded her of him during her day and they always made me smile. I'm so sorry for this tragic loss and my thoughts are with Liren, Trey, her family and many friends and students. 6 years ago

Elizabeth Kirchner

Elizabeth Kirchner

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Karen Mulligan

Karen Mulligan

DONATION: $25

6 years ago