Each year during the holidays, Abby’s school has a tree with a tag that represents an underprivileged child who would like a holiday gift.
The Abby’s Light Memorial Foundation will work with her school and buy gifts for these children. We have chosen this program for the following reason:
Abby was a giving girl. One day during the Giving Tree time of year she came home from school and had a distressed look on her face. I (Mike Schumer, dad) asked her what was wrong. She told me she was upset because she forgot to get a ticket from the Giving Tree. I told her not to worry it will be there tomorrow and she can do it then. Abby was still upset because she saw a particular ticket for a girl that wanted a certain doll. Abby really wanted that girl to get her doll. I decided to take her back to school since it was still open. She not only was able to get that particular ticket but we took another one. She was so happy. It made my heart melt. Abby truly wanted to make other children smile.
We now continue her mission of making children happy through the Giving Tree. The Foundation will work with the school to see how many The Abby’s Light Memorial Foundation can fulfill.