Thank you all so much for your support and desire to help! It means so much to family and friends of Jessica Ridgeway. Words cannot express how deeply grateful we all are. The donations we’ve received have given us the ability to start the groundwork for Jessica Ridgeway’s Legacy.
The post office box will be kept open for you to send encouragement letters, drawings, etc.:
PO BOX 132
Lafayette, CO 80026
If you have collected donations for the Ridgeways please send them to the PO BOX shown above or the bank listed below:
Community Financial Credit Union
Jessica Ridgeway Benefit Account
6855 W. 119th Ave.
Broomfield, CO 80020
Please keep The Ridgeways in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare for court. Visit the Encouragement Wall if you would like to post a message for them. Bless you all.
JESSICA RIDGEWAY LEGACY FUND
The Broomfield Community Foundation accepts donations to the Jessica Ridgeway Legacy Fund, which will support youth initiatives in her memory. Members of Jessica’s family help decide where funds will go.
To donate, visit http://www.broomfieldfoundation.org/donate-now and select the Jessica Ridgeway Legacy Fund from the drop-down menu.
For more information, call 303-469-7208.
Thank you for your support!
JESSICA RIDGEWAY MEMORIAL PARK REMODEL
Fundraising continues for the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park in Westminster, and the success of the effort is allowing for additional improvements as part of the project.
Money raised so far has surpassed $400,000, and coupled with estimated in-kind donations of more than $100,000, the fundraising total now stands at more than $500,000.
Current project estimates are for $538,000, which includes additions and upgrades based on input from the Ridgeway family and Witt Elementary School; consultations with engineering, construction and supply companies in the parks field; and improvements to the plaza concrete, pedestrian lighting and the existing basketball court.
The total includes a 10 percent contingency for any unexpected issues that may arise during construction.
The next phase of cost assessment will be actual bids for the work, which will occur in March. The project will be built within funds that are available, so there are cost-containment options that are being pursued during the bid process.
Fundraising requests are still being actively pursued to close the construction funding gap and to accommodate any bids that may be higher than expected. If fundraising exceeds the cost of construction, all remaining funds will be placed in an account to be used for future repairs and updates to the park’s improvements.
The Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park will be an enduring tribute to the memory of a girl whose joyful spirit touched so many. In keeping with the family’s wishes, the park will be a place for positive reflection and memories. Construction of the park will begin in the spring of 2013 with the park dedication taking place later this year.
Complete details on the park, including proposed designs, are on the Westminster Legacy Foundation website. The Westminster Legacy Foundation was established in 2001 to support and enhance programs and projects that benefit the Westminster community and its citizens.
You can help make this park a reality for the community and Jessica!
To donate directly to the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park Fund visit the GivingFirst.org website by clicking here (major credit cards accepted)
You can send a check made payable to:
Westminster Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 350356
Westminster, CO 80035-0356
Please note on the check that your donation is intended for the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park Fund.
Donations to the Westminster Legacy Foundation are tax deductible.
Corporate and group donations are welcomed. For more information, contact Laura Magnetti or Karen Layfield, at the Westminster Legacy Foundation, 303-658-2209.