About Chris

Get to know Chris Groom through pictures, poetry & reflections.

Memorial Fund

Learn how the Chris Groom Memorial Fund helps those in need.

Secret Gift

Reveal the heartwarming tale of Chris' anonymous act of kindness.

How to Give

Discover ways you can be a part of our mission to selflessly give.
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Chris Groom
8/31/1984 – 10/23/2003

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Chris Groom
8/31/1984 – 10/23/2003

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Chris Groom Memorial Fund

“In Chris’ memory, we find purpose in helping less fortunate children. Your support keeps his spirit alive by bringing smiles to those who need it most. Thank you.”

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Suzanne & Mike Groom

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Christmas Gifts & Donations


Coats, Shoes & Clothing Essentials


Meals for Vulnerable Children


Summer Camp Funding

Chris Groom’s Legacy

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Suzanne Groom running marathon to raise fund for the Chris Groom memorial fund


Suzanne, Chris’ mom, is running in the Richmond Marathon to raise money for the Chris Groom Memorial Fund. Sponsorship Details >

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Our Volunteers & Donors Change Lives

Chris Groom's Secret Gift

chris' kindness & generosity live on

Despite earning minimum wage, Chris managed to save $100, which he selflessly gave to his pastor with the heartfelt request that it remain a secret and be used to ensure underprivileged children received a Christmas gift.

We have transformed Chris' secret gift into a substantial resource dedicated to supporting less fortunate children. Read Full Story >