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Chris Jones Fundraiser

| June 15, 2009, 04:03 PM | 10 Comments

Local Rita’s Team Up To Support Local Family

ritasiceTo help defray the costs associated with the death of Christopher Jones, Rita’s Water Ice will be donating a portion of the proceeds tot he family in memory of Chris.

From 5-8pm on Friday June 19, stop by an area Rita’s and help support a local family in need.

Participating locations include

  • Bowie
  • Crofton
  • Edgewater
  • Odenton

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Category: Crime News, Events

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  1. Sean A says:

    You mean this family can’t even afford to bury its own ? That is a sad commentary on this neglected child’s life. If he needed money so badly why did not the mom apply for government assistance? Was it really worth her child’s life to take on a 2nd job ? Too little too late Rita’s.

  2. Eye Spy says:

    Sean. I think you are WAY off base here. No one expects their child to be murdered. Do you think the medical bills mysteriously go away simply because the doctors were unable to save his life? Do you think that the funeral home, the cemetery, the Church all did this gratis because it was such a senseless killing?

    I am guessing that medical bills are several thousand dollars in deductibles alone. And a casket alone is several thousand much less the cost of a cemetery plot and so forth.

    Yes his family can use this money. And yes it is very admirable for Rita’s to contribute something…how about you?

  3. Sean A says:

    They pay for their own funeral just like everybody else. What this child needed was money for an adult to supervise and protect him. The parent responsible for her child’s death need to step up to the plate and pay for costs of her neglect. Let this be a wake up call to all single mother’s that bad parenting has its costs. I for one, will donate nothing to help a parent whose child died from neglect as chris certainly did.

  4. bobbie says:

    u have no idea what the hell u r talking about- first of all she is not a single parent – she has a husband and chris’s father who is a police officer- and he was the most well taken care of child i know – don’t u have anything better to do than write a bunch of bullshit on boards made for people who care about each other- u r a piece of slim- they r middle class americans raising there children in a nice neighborhood until 5 punks from the wrong side of the tracks come along and beat him to death- u r probably related to them that is why u r talking such bullshit- nobody wants money from scum like u anyway- and don’t speak of things which u know nothing about- u r an evil person

  5. Tre Williams says:

    I would ask anyone who has kids, would you be able to work a single minute after burying your child? If you said yes, you are a cold sob and dont have kids. I can only imagine what would happen if I were to have to bury one of my 3 kids. I doubt I would be able to get out of the bed. The fundraisers by the family was first done to raise money to be put towards awareness of gangs. The fundraiser that is going on Sunday at Cancun Cantina 1-5, or the Ritas and some of the other local ones are for the actual family. The family is in dire straights not being able to put a tombstone on his grave, other costs of course, but really its to give them time to spread the word, turn this neg into a pos. The mom of Christopher, has travelled to spread the word on network television. For those of us that have kids in school, I dare not say we are devistated when one of them comes home crying because he was picked on, threatend or in a fight. The sad reality is that our culture, no longer does whats right. We sit back and complain and take no ownership until it gets to us. I hope that, just maybe, everyone will look in the mirror and ask yourself what would you do if you kissed your children, and then never saw them alive again? I think the community, friends and family are doing a great job trying to support this cause. It will also be nice that the Anne Arundel County, and all the other places in the world will maybe now take a second to handle this ever growing problem of bullies and gangs in our schools. If you are lucky enought to pay for a nice home, and can afford to bury your kids you are lucky. I know many folks dont save up for that, and dont have it in their pocket. Regardless, do something nice, donate, or better yet come to the fundraiser look the mom in the eye and tell her, “you should pay to bury your son by yourself, and get back to work so you can pay your bills too.” I doubt you will but if you do, ask me for the microphone…Ill be sure to let you speak.

  6. Tre Williams says:

    Hey shawn, the government will send the family $200.00 to pay for the 10,000 fee to bury their son. Of course you can always grab a shovel and put him in the back yard. You are so out of touch to think that she kissed her son after going to the pool, and then thought hmm this is going to be the last time I see him, so let me save up to bury him. Where I come from the goal is to bury your parents and not bury your kids. I say lets raise taxes and make it so if a child dies before 21 furnerals are free. O wait someone said not a good idea. We cant give back to the community. Ritas good job you will always have my business good job!!!!

  7. Susan says:

    Chris was well taken care of by his family. The mother you say didn’t take care of her son went out of her way to protect & ensure his safety. He was a good student as well as active in sports unlike the thug like kids who attack him. When the gang members targeted him she transferred schools. She was aware of his location at every moment. She talked to him FIVE MINUTES before the attack and found out about the attack because she was calling to check on him when an officer informed her there was an accident. She was already running to the scene. HOW DARE YOU suggest otherwise! You know nothing about this family or the tragedy that has fallen upon them. For instance, Jenny’s husband suffered from a kidney disease and had to have a transplant thus unable to work. Jenny continue to raise her children all the while maintaining a life for all of her family. Her father was sick with cancer and she help her parents out as well. While it was a financial struggle the family worked hard. NO ONE IS PREPARED TO BURY A 14 YEAR OLD HEALTHY CHILD! Maybe you should research just how much it cost to have a funeral before you make such ignorant comment. Also during this horrible event someone broke into her car while she was with her dying son stealing her ATM card and wiping out her entire bank account. THAT YOU IGNORANT SON OF A BITCH is why we are doing fundraisers to help the family. I hope your family never goes through such tragedy and has some uneducated & heartless bastard make these kind of remarks to you.

  8. Carol, Crofton says:

    To those of you that are sharing your “concerns” regarding the fundraisers: please remember that these events are not only about the family, but the friends and community of Christopher Jones. My family has attended as many events as we can, and we have found that they bring us great comfort. It helps to keep his memory alive. Helping the family also brings us satisfaction and comfort as we help to care for those who took care of Christopher, whom we will always love. It was a pleasure to help out. to the critics: I will assume that you do not know his family or him. If you did, you would never say such mean things. But it shouldn’t matter. Such lack of empathy for others should be automatic and universal. May Christopher Jones live on in our hearts, memories, and yes, community fundraisers.

  9. Carol, Crofton says:

    Correction: empathy for others should always be automatic and universal

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