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Samuel C. Griffin Memorial Fund

Organized by: Leslie Youngblood

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We've Reached 55% of our Goal...
March 29, 2016

Hello Family and Friends! We've reached 55% of our goal because of YOU... Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated. We're holding See More

THE STORY:

Someone we loved was murdered.

In Rochester, New York and in cities around the country, this isn't unique unfortunately, especially when considering the lives of young, black men. What is always unique though is the person taken away. In our case: Samuel C. Griffin. Please join us in celebrating his life. 

A victim of a senseless robbery, Sammy’s physical life ceased December 23, 2010. Those who met him know that his sense of humor and positive attitude cannot be forgotten. Sammy lives in the spirit of those who love him. Now, every year on his birthday, March 5, we can relect on the Samuel C Griffin Memorial Fund and its good works.  


Along with noteworthy causes and endeavors throughout Rochester, the proceeds will be shared with two organizations that seek to touch lives in distinct ways: Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, NY, a place where Sammy spent time as a child and continues to be a safe haven for children today, as well as Family and Friends of Murdered Children and Victims of Violence, a Rochester-based organization that aids those suffering a sudden and tragic loss.  Whether it's purchasing needed funeral attire, ensuring there is food in the home, or offering moral support for those experiencing crippling grief, FFMCVV is a cornerstone in Rochester. 

In the name of the Samuel C. Griffin Memorial Fund, we seek to spread Sammy's kindness and keep his memory not only alive but helping others. Moving forward, Sam's family is creating a Foundation that will support individuals who are striving to reach goals as Sam was when his life was cut short. 

Please donate if you are able, Thank You!


"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

$2,268

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Valerie McGrady Blake

    $50

  • Kerq

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ewunike Patterson

    $25

  • Sumerian

    $50

  • Leslie C. Youngblood

     

  • Laverne Dutkowsky

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Veronica Howard

    $25

  • Dale Shepard

    $25

  • Julie Taylor Cobb

     

  • Arielle Jasmine

    $50

  • Daisy and Winston Raby

    $150

  • uncle Curt &aunt; Barbara

    $50

  • Angela Flournoy

     

  • Vallery Lomas

     

  • Sophia M Williams

     

  • Ryan J.

     

  • Anthony C. Okoli

    $100

  • BM #3

    $25

  • Sanford

     

  • Marque Richardson

     

  • Jasmine & Marcellus

    $100

  • JP Harris & family

     

  • Benjamin Franklin Thomas

    $50

  • Raphael Anderson

     

  • Duve

     

  • Malik Butler

     

  • Howard Elzey Jr. and Family

     

  • Najee Omar

     

  • Isaiah Raby & family

     

  • Winston Raby

    $100

  • Penni P.

    $50

  • M. Commander

     

  • Stephanie Morris

    $25

  • Amber

     

  • anonymous

    $50

  • Shannon Shepard

     

  • Jeremiah Givens

    $50

  • Shana McClendon

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Candice Coffey

     

  • Adena

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Titilayo

     

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  • Justin Foster

     

  • Sophie Meharenna

    $50

  • Scot Brown

     

  • Monique Westfield & Ashley Ellis

     

  • Lily Shepard

     

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Leslie Youngblood

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Donor Comments

Yemi Makinde

Yemi Makinde

1 year ago

Lily Shepard

Lily Shepard

1 year ago

Monique Westfield & Ashley Ellis

Monique Westfield & Ashley Ellis

We support you in this beautiful and necessary effort! 2 years ago

Scot Brown

Scot Brown

Let's encourage as many people as we can to support this cause-- led by a sister with a big heart and big vision!!! 2 years ago

Sophie Meharenna

Sophie Meharenna

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Justin Foster

Justin Foster

2 years ago

Titilayo

Titilayo

Love you always 2 years ago

Titilayo

Titilayo

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Adena

Adena

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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