From Family Member's Facebook Page
The family of former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell will collect toys on his behalf this holiday season which will then be personally delivered by the family to local charities.
Ferrell was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer in September following a car accident he had suffered. Ferrell had relocated to Charlotte from Tallahassee months earlier to be with his fiance, Cache Heidel.
Ferrell's mother, Georgia, noted that her son was tireless in his charitable efforts and in particular enjoyed working with and mentoring young people.
The toys will be gathered at The Character Center, 129 Century Park Center, Tallahassee, FL 32304.
A Prayer Ceremony and Balloon Release commemorating Jonathan's life will be held at the Character Center, Saturday December 14 at 1 p.m. Purple balloons will be provided.
If you are interested in donating toys to the Jon Ferrell Toy Drive, please visit the Justice For Jon Facebook page as drop-off centers are being added daily.
According to Georgia Ferrell, if Jonathan were alive today, this is something he would have done himself.
"My son was an incredibly caring human being who enjoyed doing good for others," said Georgia Ferrell. "While Jonathan's life was tragically cut short, we want to honor his memory by helping children right here in Tallahassee this holiday season. It's what he would have wanted us to do."
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