“Bullying has left a mark on Chris’s soul. As a result, he suffers bouts of both anxiety and depression that others hate him and is afraid to leave our house. Chris who is on the autism spectrum desperately needs to know that he is worthy of having friends and that he is not alone” ~Mary Ramirez[maxbutton id=”1″ ] [maxbutton id=”2″ ] [maxbutton id=”11″] [maxbutton id=”13″]
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Let’s let Chris know he does have friends! You are cordially invited to celebrate Chris’s 14th birthday party with him. Thanks to all the community support, crowdFunnit is hosting a special, community birthday party in Chris’s honor, to bring an end to bullying and alienation while celebrating all that is good in life; friendship, kindness, and of course, cake from Seriangely’s Sweet Inspirations!
crowdFunnit and the Ramirez family welcome families in the same situation as Chris’s family to share their stories and join us at the party. Please contact us and we can help Equally important is the presence of compassionate individuals and families of all ages to come out and join the fun, share some cake and make a few new friends.
All are invited to the festivities to celebrate Chris’s 14th birthday which will include a special live appearance by National Recording Artist JessLee who was recently Team Blake on The Voice! In addition, we will have appearances from Superheroes, Ghostbusters, a dance troupe, dance along ZUMBA! demo class with instructors from the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie Sherrif’s K9 Unit, St Lucie County Fire District, Klutch the St Lucie Mets Mascot, along with bowling, games, a professional DJ, face painting, green screen dress-up photo booth, a face painting balloon artist, Guardian Angels, and of course, birthday cake, and so much more which take place:
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1 PM – 3 PM in EST
Superplay USA 1600 NW Courtyard Circle Port St. Lucie, FL. 34986
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There is no admission cost to attend the party, however, we are looking to raise $500 towards basic party supplies and gifts for Chris. Any money over our goal can help others in need of support through the 501(c)3 Cherab Foundation which is the organization behind CrowdFunnit. Cherab Foundation provides evidence-based and integrative approaches to help children with therapy, nutrition, socialization/anti-bullying, and awareness. Every dollar helps. Thank you in advance!
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“Kids always have friends and all, and that just makes me sad because I had like no friends, and I’m like, ‘Man, I wish one day I had a friend,’” ~Chris Ramirez
Up until 2nd grade, Chris who has been diagnosed with ASD and ADHD was outgoing, reveled in making others laugh. Then things began to change. By 4th grade, he was teased constantly by his classmates for being different. Teasing turned into bullying and physical altercations by peers, classmates invading his privacy even in the school bathroom has made Chris fearful of leaving his house. “Bullying has left a mark on Chris’s soul. There were almost half a dozen confirmed cases of bullying at school last year alone, and as a result, he suffers bouts of both anxiety and depression that others hate him. He needs to know that he is worthy of having friends and that he is not alone.” Mary added, “He’s built walls around him to keep other kids from hurting him. It’s those walls I want broken down.” Like all children, each year Chris wanted a birthday party with friends, but for the past seven years, he has celebrated only with family. “We spent hundreds of dollars on his birthday parties,” said Mary. “Chris waited and waited, and nobody came.” It’s been heartbreaking for Chris who desperately needs to know that he is worthy of having friends and that he is not alone.
Last summer he and his father attended the crowdFunnit celebration for William Morales in Port St. Lucie, FL and seeing a child that had been bullied have a party like that his hopes did a 180. Now Chris will be the guest of honor at his own crowdFunnit party and welcomes the whole community to join him, on Sept 30th, 2018 to celebrate all those individuals and families out there feeling the same alienation. Inspired by previous crowdFunnit events, Mary Ramirez reached out on behalf of her son. “I have watched Chris go through so much heartache dealing with how he is different from other children his age. He fears to leave his home when other children want to spread their wings,” she said. Chris loves gaming and computers. He also loves swimming at the beach or pool, animals (his cats) and science. He loves to watch Mythbusters on TV with his older brother. Chris and crowdFunnit are calling all kind-hearted people interested in making friends. “I want there to be a common ground where he and others like him can feel safe to be themselves, do activities and enjoy life,” Mary said. That’s exactly the foundation of the crowdFunnit community party says founder Lisa Geng. “We are dedicated to improving the lives of those who are bullied and alienated, fostering acceptance, compassion, and friendship through open-invite birthday parties, community awareness, and common kindness.” Lisa added, “ If you’re not able to RSVP your attendance, you can always donate to the organization as we begin to build our program with a committed goal to bring our birthday party initiative to every state in the U.S.”
All are invited to the festivities to celebrate Chris’s 14th birthday which will include a special live appearance by National Recording Artist JessLee who was recently Team Blake on The Voice![maxbutton id=”1″ ] [maxbutton id=”2″ ] [maxbutton id=”11″] [maxbutton id=”13″]
“I just want Chris and children like him to enjoy life and all the wonderful things it offers. Please help me and other moms like me find a happy place for our sons and daughters to live in. We need them to know that they are not alone.” ~Mary Ramirez
Send Chris A Birthday Card! For those unable to attend – we have firsthand knowledge that Chris loves receiving mail! Past years he’s received just a few cards from family. This year help us show Chris he’s loved by so many by upping that number to a few hundred. The Cherab Foundation has partnered with CardFool so people can easily send him a birthday card. It’s a real snail mail card that you can personalize and CardFool will send right to Chris’s mailbox. Chris gets the card, our parent organization, The Cherab Foundation, gets a few bucks and you get a star for simply being so cool.. Cardfool’s donation of the net proceeds of your purchase back to the Cherab Foundation will, in turn, allow us to help even more children. We really hope you can help Chris feel like a million bucks as he welcomes his 14th birthday.
If your child is being bullied or alienated, please contact us for help. We also appreciate any donations to help more children. We are a grassroots 100 percent volunteer-based 501(c)3 Thank you so much and keep updated by our Facebook page or here at the Cherab Foundation. Go to top ^[maxbutton id=”1″ ] [maxbutton id=”2″ ] [maxbutton id=”11″] [maxbutton id=”13″]
If you know a child or teen that is bullied or alienated please let us know so we can help. Refer a child here.
Volunteer based since 2000, the Cherab Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit for children with neurological or genetic impairments that affect communication with a focus on Autism and Apraxia. With your help, we can reach our goal to host at least one party every single month across all 50 States! We are also launching a school-based program right here in South Florida, with a goal to reach every district in the country. This new program will expand upon the tools we’ve developed to encourage acceptance and compassion within their daily school environment where we feel the impact will be greatest.
CrowdFunnit, a project of the 501(c)3 Cherab Foundation, hosts HUGE Community Birthday Parties for friendless kids across the country. Featured in local and national news, we proactively fight bullying by bringing together like-minded people, raising awareness about differences and fostering acceptance and compassion. Volunteer-based since 2000, the Cherab Foundation is focused on helping children with neurological and genetic communication impairments such as autism and apraxia. . Donations are tax-deductible. Federal tax ID number is 22-3685234