The Lauren Edgerton Foundation
4/1/2014 - We've entered the Name a Chip contest from Frito-Lay...please check out the chip flavors we developed and check the ones you would eat. Our submissions are under Nanda E. The grand prize is $1 million dollars, the 4 runners up get $50K each. If we win any money, it will allow us to break ground, and begin building Lauren's Place! This HAS to happen! Your support is needed and greatly appreciated! www.dousaflavor.com (Click on All Flavors, our submissions, our are under Nanda E.)
5/30/2013 - Mark this date on your calendar for the 4th Annual Balloon Memorial. Each year since Lauren's passing, we have been releasing 200 illuminated balloons just as it becomes dark outside, to assimilate fireflies. Click here to view a video of last year's ascention. We invite everyone to join us! If you cannot attend but would like to send a message to Lauren or to a lost loved one, please email us your message, or Inbox me on Facebook and I will be happy to write it on a balloon and release it on your behalf.
3/17/2013 - We are kicking off our fundraising season on March 17th at Extra Innings, featuring a Sports Attire Fashion Show. Click here for more info, and download the flier to bring with you to receive special prices.
11/8/2012 - We have discovered Ebates.com, and want to let you know how great this website is. Please click the link to find out how it works. http://www.ebates.com/about.htm?navigation_id=18571.
This can be a fantastic way for you to save money as well as help the Foundation raise money to build Lauren's Place.
Please use the referral link below if you are interested in signing up with Ebates.com, it's FREE with no obligation. Using this link, Ebates will donate a referral bonus to the Foundation. Every dollar counts and gets us one step closer to building Lauren's Place. Your support is truly appreciated!
10/10/2012 - Partnership with AVON. We have partnered with AVON to raise money to build Lauren's Place. Teila "Sissy" Roberts is our AVON representative and she graciously set up a fundraising page on her website for folks to purchase AVON products online. So anyone, from anywhere can enjoy AVON's high quality products and also help raise money for our cause. 20% - 40% of the proceeds will be donated to the Foundation. The precentage varies because it's based on items purchased, but it's very generous, and we appreciate everyone's support. Please enter PROMO CODE: LAURENSPLACE1 upon check out so they can keep track of the proceeds.
9/18/2012 - The 2nd Annual Patrick J. Citroni Liberty Golf Classic will be held on October 1st at the Mountain Branch Golf Club. Please click here for more information.
9/8/2012 - New website page: Foodies.
8/27/2012 - Shooting at Perry Hall High School.
The Lauren Edgerton Foundation would like to extend well wishes to Daniel and his family and pray for Daniel's a speedy and full recovery. We would also like to thank Mr. Wasmer for his selfless act and quick reaction towards the shooter at Perry Hall High School today. Undoubtedly his actions helped save many lives.
What happened at Perry Hall High School today is a tradegy that reflects the state of the world we live in. This is a very sad realization, and what is even sadder, is that our children may view this event as something normal and not unheard of, something that happens so often in their generation. Our kids aren't as safe as we were when we were their age, not by a long-shot! Lauren realized this, which is why she wanted so badly to open a center that would help keep her peers safe, and help them become and remain productive individuals. She definitely was wiser beyond her years! Lauren's Place is soooo important, we MUST make it a reality, for everyone's sake!
7/14/2012 - Launching of Lauren's List.
7/14/2012 - Gift certificates are available to purchase for any Foundation items in the Marketplace. Also, Foundation Baseball Hats are now on sale!
7/10/2012 - Please sign the online petition in favor of building Lauren's Place.
7/10/2012 - The Fireworks Tent experience is over. It was a real learning experience for us, definitely learned alot about fireworks! What resinated most with me was the love and support we received from old friends, and new friends during these crazy days. Without the help of everyone involved, we would not have been able to run the tent. A special shout out to the Walker family whose daughter Beth plays for the 12U Lakeshore Lightning softball team who loaned us the generetor we so desperately needed! The coaches, parents, and players of both Lakeshore teams 12U and 18U stepped up soo much, it was humbling. Lauren played on the 18U team and back then it felt like a family, but for these people to come out to support the Foundation and to help us raise money to build Lauren's Place reiterated what a family we are still a part of, even now...I cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity! ♥.
So many other people helped with the tent in one way or another as well! I want to thank all of the Foundation's Board Members (Jill, Julie, Krissy, Patty and Ronnie) for helping me gather the operating supplies we needed for the tent and working the tent. My son Robert, what can I say? He was sooo great coming out with me everyday for those 10 hour days in the 100 deg weather and doing such a great job selling fireworks, and helping me keep the inventory straight. I would like to thank Bethany and Elise for coming to help with the tent in the crazy heat as well! I want to thank Dick from Mattress Warehouse at Arundel Mills for being my extra set of eyes when I wasn't there and keeping me updated with the status of getting a new tent put up after the storm took the first one, really nice guy! Sooo much help from soo many people! Fantastic!
6/25/2012 -The Foundation's fireworks tent will be open for business beginning tomorrow, June 25th - July 4th. Please click this link http://www.tntfireworks.com/coupons if you would like to print-out a $10 off coupon to purchase fireworks (print the RED one that is for Stands and Tents). Proceeds will bring us closer to building Lauren's Place. Thank you in advance for your support.
6/22/2012 -The Fireworks tent will be open for business on Monday, June 25th. Location: across the street from Arundel Mills mall in the parking lot where Staples is. It's a bit of a hike, but please try to make it out. We are doing this to raise money for Lauren's Place. You can print out coupons from the TNT website www.tntfireworks.com, and don't forget they just opened up that Casino at the Mall. So all that could make for an interesting run out to Hanover. Your support will be greatly appreciated!
6/14/2012 - Fireworks tent across from Arundel Mills Mall opens 6/22 - 7/4, 2012. All proceeds go towards building Lauren's Place.
6/4/2012 - Click here to see list of Raffle Ticket Winners.
5/30/2012- Click here to watch video of the Balloon Memorial. Thanks to everyone who attended.
5/28/2012 - BALLOON MEMORIAL 5/30/2012 RAIN OR SHINE (EXCEPTION THUNDERSTORMS), AT EXTRA INNINGS PARKING LOT, 9:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
5/3/2012 - We are no longer using Paypal to accept online donations. Our Paypal account has been compromised and since we don't want any of our supporters to be at risk, we have severed our relationship with them due to unacceptable protection from their fraud department. So for the time being, if you would like to make a donation or a purchase from the Marketplace, please remit a check for payment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause while we search for another method of accepting online donations.
4/21/2012 - Blankets are now available. Please visit the Marketplace to see color choices and to place your order.
3/18/2012 - Deadline to apply for the Lauren E Scholarhip is June 15, 2012.
3/16/2012 - Marketplace update: We are currently working on Motto tie blankets and a CD single... stay tuned!
3/16/2012 - Raffle tickets for our "10 Prize Raffle" are in! Tickets are $5/ea or $20/5...there will be 10 great prizes, items that anyone can use to make life a little easier in this economy (see below). We will be selling tickets in front of Giant-Putty Hill Plaza on Saturdays and Sundays beginnng April 28th. We will also sell them at Extra Innings, and in front of the Dollar Tree, Putty Hill Plaza.
Our goal is to sell 1000 tickets by May 30th (day of drawing). Come out and see us.
$500 value - Service voucher - Aero Motors
$277 value - Upto 6 hrs. house cleaning - Maid Pro
$169 value - 1 night's stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, Owings Mills (queen or king)
$116 value - Pizza party from Papa John's (5 lg cheese/5 lg pepperoni)
$100 value - Shopping spree at Geresbeck's
$100 value - Window tinting from Sun Stoppers
$60 value - $45 dinner voucher with a bottle of wine and 2 wine glasses from Outback
$50 value - Gas card from Gulf station in Perry Hall
$50 value - (2) $25 gift cards for Carrabba's
$40 value - Signature oil change from Jiffy Lube
3/14/2012 - Our motto "Love keeps us connected," bracelets are now available. If you purchase in person through a board member, cost is $1.00, if ordering through website, cost is $2.00 (to offset unfortunate Paypal fees and shipping costs). All proceeds will go into the building fund for Lauren's Place. Click here to place your order. Anyone who has lost a loved one can relate to this saying which is so true...