05 March 2009
Zachary Cruz Fund
I was touched by the news on Etsy, about a sweet little boy named Zachary Michael Cruz, of Berkeley, California, who died tragically last week from a crosswalk accident. Zachary's mother is Jodie Cruz of Petals, a wonderful handbag shop on Etsy. Her sister Jessica, was talking about this in the forums and I went to visit the website they made for Zachary. He was only 5 years old, and the photos and videos of him affected me so greatly, that i set up a Fund on the Etsy forums to help the family with funeral and travel expenses.
Here is the page on Etsy: Etsy forum and you can also see the list of items up for donation to purchase on the Etsy Beagle Street Team Blog.
We have had a wonderful response, with many shops, including myself offering items for donation, with the sales going to Zach's family. Here is their site for Zachary:
Zachary Michael Cruz
If you are interested in helping, by donating money, no matter how small, or donating an item if you have an Etsy shop, contact me, and I will arrange for your item to be added to our Fund. You could also go to the site for Zach and leave a condolence to his family.
Thanks so much.