Erin Farragher, a Burton resident and Berkshire High school student passed away July 2019 from complications from Moyamoya.
In honor of Erin, Maria Dellapina (Mother) & John Fisher (Step Father) wish to start a scholarship. The goal is to provide for families that might not be able to afford the expense or burden to experience their very first Buddy Cruise. Erin’s sweet, caring and infectious smile will be remembered by enabling a new family to experience the same joy that Erin had onboard a Buddy Cruise.
Buddy Cruise is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, advocacy, and inclusion for individuals with special needs.
Each year this endowment will allow for a person with diagnosed Special Needs and a companion (total of 2 persons, more if possible) with an inside cabin for Buddy Cruise sailing on Royal Caribbean.
To help fund this scholarship family and friends are having an Amish Wedding Dinner and raffle on February 22, 2020 in the Century Village Bond building located in the heart of Burton Village.
We are asking local businesses, friends and neighbors alike to help us reach our goal by donating raffle items, baskets or a cash donation. Items can be sent to Erin’s Umbrella C/O Specs4us P.O. Box 465 Burton Ohio 44021 or call us at 800-586-1885 for a pick up or any questions.
There will be advanced tickets sales only for the event which are available at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/erins-umbrella-scholarship-amish-dinner-fundraiser-tickets- 86138357145
or by calling the Specs 4 US office at the above phone number.
I want to thank you in advance for helping make this fundraiser a success Sincerely,
Maria Dellapina & Committee Members
Buddy Cruise/ 501c3 Information
Public Charity Status 170(b)(1)(A)(VI) DLN 17053345346038 EIN 94-3450962