Memorial Fund

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We Help Local Children & Families in Need

“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.”
Suzanne & Mike Groom

Suzanne & Mike Groom

100% of Funds Directly Benefit Local Charities

Inspired by Chris’ Secret Gift, the Chris Groom Memorial Fund is committed to making a difference in the lives of local children and families in need. Through the generous support of our community and dedicated volunteers, we channel our efforts into various impactful initiatives that embody the spirit of compassion and giving, including:

Christmas Gifts & Donations

The holiday season holds a special place in our hearts, marked by our cherished tradition that brings joy to countless families. Every year, we unite with over 50 friends and family members for an extraordinary Toys-For-Tots shopping spree at Target. Our mission? To fill a moving truck with an array of gifts, including toys, bikes, scooters, books, and more. These precious donations are then delivered to the Bayleaf Fire Department in Raleigh, where they find their way into the homes and hearts of hundreds of families through the Toys-For-Tots program.

Coats, Shoes & Clothing Essentials

The winter season can be especially challenging for those without proper clothing, and we’re dedicated to making a difference. Our efforts are fueled by direct collaboration with local area school counselors who understand the needs of their students. Together, we provide new coats, shoes, hats, gloves, underwear, and socks to kids in need.

Meals for Vulnerable Children

At the Chris Groom Memorial Fund, we are dedicated to the well-being of children in our community. That’s why we proudly support the BackPack Buddies food program, which provides families with free groceries for weekends and school breaks. These carefully curated food backpacks contain healthy, easy-to-prepare options for kid-friendly meals. Working closely with local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and community centers, the program ensures that these backpacks reach the children who need them most.

Summer Camp Funding

Summer camps have the power to create lasting memories and enrich young lives, but the cost can be a barrier for many families. That’s why we proudly support the Send a Kid to Camp program, actively contributing to cover camp tuition and fees for children in need within our community. We take pride in opening doors to enriching summer experiences for children who may have never had access otherwise, helping them discover the joys of camp and endless possibilities for growth.

As we continue our journey of giving, we invite you to join us in making a lasting impact. Your support, whether through donations or sharing your own stories, helps us create brighter futures for children in our community. Together, we embody the true spirit of giving and make a profound difference in the lives of those who need it most. Thank you for being a part of our mission to keep Chris Groom‘s memory alive.

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Chris Groom Memorial Fund

we help local children & families in need

We have transformed Chris' Secret Gift into a substantial resource dedicated to supporting less fortunate children.

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