The Christopher R. Gregoire Scholarship & Memorial Fund Launches its #DoGoodFor10 Pay It Forward Initiative and #Raise10For10 Scholarship Drive
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to give 10 students $1000 scholarships each!
Corpus Christi, TX (May 16, 2017) The recently launched The Christopher R. Gregoire Scholarship & Memorial Fund was founded by his parents as a mechanism by which to continue to honor the life and dreams of their son Christopher Gregoire. This memorial fund allows supporters to help further Chris’ dreams of not only being the best young man that he could be but also his desire to help others.
A young man that loved God, his family and his friends, Chris knew that a life of mediocrity was not what he desired for himself. He also knew that he had the ability and support of his village to reach his goals – from playing sports, to going to college, to being a great Dad to his own children – Chris knew it would take hard work on his part and he was more than willing to do his work.
On May 18, 2016, tragically, Chris’ life was unforeseeably cut too short. As this heartbreaking news of his untimely death was made known, his family and community were shaken to its core.
The positive influence Chris made in the lives of others is an inspiration, not only to other teens but adults alike. Chris had such a huge heart and desire to help others be great, that he was often the quiet doer of good. Chris’ desire was to help others and in the process become an even better person, not to brag about his accomplishments.
Chris’ family wanted a way to continue to honor his life and dreams. They decided that creating a scholarship and memorial fund was the best way to do both. One of the things Chris began to focus on was “getting good grades and preparing for the ACT/SAT”. Through this charitable organization, scholarships will be provided to students who are striving to be the best person they can be.
Chris had a huge heart for helping others – family, friend, neighbor and stranger. The Memorial fund will also reach into the community and help those that are in need.
On May 18, 2017, Chris’ life will be remembered by his family and friends through acts and deeds. Chris was a doer and knew the importance of helping others in need. “Our family will be passing out toiletries and snacks to the homeless that day. I wanted people to do something good for others in honor of Chris that day,” shared his mother, Kenyatta Duckworth. The family has asked that everyone Pay it Forward in some way in their local community. Whether feeding the homeless, donating to a cause, buying someone a coffee or soda, groceries or gas – this is a time to #DoGoodFor10.
Additionally, the family is also launching its scholarship fundraiser - #Raise10For10 on May 18th. Whether a dollar, ten, a hundred or more, the funds will go deserving students as a way to ease the transition to college.
The family has asked that all supporters wear green on May 18th and #DoGoodFor10. Take photos of your good deeds and wearing green. Tag/share them on social media. Please use #Forever10 #DoGoodFor10 #Raise10For10.
About the Foundation:
The Christopher R. Gregoire Scholarship & Memorial Funds is a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) that’s mission is to help, encourage and inspire others.
Christopher R Gregoire Scholarship & Memorial Fund
7522 Bichon Drive, Suite 120
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414[email protected]