Some have contacted asking about memorial donations in my mother's name. I appreciate your desire to contribute as an honor to her life. First, please read the message a few posts below- we would love to have a piece of commemorative art to add to our current display and to later add to our scrapbooks.
If you were on a group or list with her and would like to contribute to flowers, please contact her good friend Zanna, who has kindly organized a collection. Her email address and paypal ID is email@example.com. Zanna asked about what to do with extra money that is collected, if there is any, and I have asked that half be offered to my dad to cover his burial expenses (my mom was uninsureable because of health conditions), and half be donated to the non-profit Village Free School. This is a wonderful school that my son attends. He has always struggled in school and has found a lovely home here, and my mom was so grateful. She had a monthly donation by debit card that went to the school, and was a real supporter of this alternative form of education. (See http://www.villagefreeschool.org/ for more info.
If you would like to make a donation directly to the Village Free School in her honor, please go to the school's website and send along a message with your donation. These donations are tax-deductible. You can set up a monthly draft for as little as $2 or make a one-time donation in mom's honor.
Thank you for all your well wishes and kind thoughts.
I close with some pictures that my niece Rain has been making for her grandma. See the Grandma with Frida picture on the bottom. Rain learned to be an artist from her grandma.