As 2015 comes to a close, we want to thank everyone for their continued support. While the heartbreak and pain never goes away, the support we continue to gain from across the country is amazing. The country has not forgotten our hero, as we never will. Our community continues to support our family in so many ways including the opening of the Victoria Soto School this August and allowing us to put on our 3rd 5K which was a huge success, thanks to all involved. We have started the Miss Soto’s literacy program in our town and hope to expand this coming year. It warms our hearts when we see “Team Vicki” shirts and hoodies out in the community or in pictures on Instagram. We may not come up to you but know we do notice and thank you. There are so many things to mention, we ask you to continue visiting our website for all the up to date information on our foundation.
Personally, our family was blessed with a baby boy in June who brings joy and light to our lives. Vicki’s siblings have been successful as well. Jillian is working with a survivor group and attending college, Matt at our local community college and Carlee raising her beautiful son with her husband Brent. All help to run the foundation. And mom tries to keep it all together. We could not accomplish what we do without our families-you know who you are!
We will continue to honor Vicki and hope she is smiling down on her family and friends as we continue to spread her legacy to LIVE LAUGH + LOVE <3
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Donna, Jillian, Carlee, Matt, Brent and Kyllian
As the year wraps up we just wanted to write a little post about the amazing things we have been able to do through your donations to the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. As you know we give out scholarships, but we are also able to help many other organizations in our community to keep Vicki’s legacy going. Here are a few ways we have been able to help.
- SHS and BHS scholarships
- Big brother/Big Sister program support
- SHS and BHS scholarships
- Miss Soto Literacy Project
- Stratford Library program support
- Free Libraries in Stratford community centers
- Fairfield Police educational scholarship
- Ben’s Bells program support
Thank you all for allowing us to make such a large impact in the community.
Today we just want to say thank you for all the love and support we have received over the last 3 difficult years. It really means a lot to us that you help us honor and remember Vicki’s life.
A huge thank you to the teachers, students, families and friends of Vicki Soto School for decorating the Christmas trees at Vicki’s playground!! Vicki loved Christmas and her kids. We are so grateful for all the ornaments made with love! THANK YOU!
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Today is Vicki’s day for 26 Days of Kindness. Please do something in honor of Vicki today and let’s make the world a little brighter.