Community Spotlight: Gabriel’s Light Fundraiser

A local Redondo Beach family is collecting shoes for two very special organizations.  Gabriel’s Light, who’s mission is to prevent youth suicide through outreach, programs, and funding related to each of our three pillars: Education, Cyber Safety, and Kindness Campaigns. In addition, they maximize our efforts by partnering with a select few likeminded organizations and provide resources to parents, educators, and kids to inspire life-saving action.

Tell us about your project:

“Two of my kids are collecting gently used or new shoes that will help 2 charities – first the shoes are donated to developing countries to start entrepreneurs and in return will receive funds that will be contributed to Gabriel’s Light to help prevent adolescent suicide and address cyber safety.”

Tell us a little about you:

“We relocated to the South Bay in 2010 and never plan on leaving! I’m a working mom with 3 kids – 1 Junior at Redondo Union High School and twins at Parras Middle School. I have a full time job in technology and on the side help people with safe retirement investments and insurance.” 

Who are you supporting with this project?

Gabriel’s Light 
www.gabrielslight.org/ 
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What inspired you to do this project?

All 3 of my kids are ambassadors for Gabriel’s Light, a non-profit friends started last year after losing their 12 year old to suicide.

How can the community support your efforts?

We need your gently used or new shoes by October 4, 2020

There are two places to drop off footwear:

  • Bay Cities Church, 4915 Emerald St., in Torrance, either in the back or in the parking lot; and
  • The Murray family’s home, 430 N. Paulina Ave., in Redondo Beach, either at the front or in the back alley.

Information: Krystin Murray, 310-997-5047 or krystinmurray@gmail.com

If you are or someone you know is in crisis, please call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or text the Crisis Text Line – it’s free, 24/7 and a confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 in the United States. suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Community Spotlight: Gabriel's Light Fundraiser

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