donate to ray of light foundation
ways to donate:
1) Use the donation buttons on this page.
2) Use The PayPal friends and family link to send money to without fees
3) Use PayPal to send money (please note we will be charged a 2.9% fee +.30 for the transaction if you want to factor that into your donation.
4) Write a check and mail it to:
Checks payable to "Ray of Light Foundation"
The Cruz Family
401 Maplewood Drive
Franklin, TN 37064
5) Walk into any US Bank and ask to deposit funds into the account of the
"Ray of Light Foundation"
6) Snacks or Kroger gift cards for children & families receiving treatment at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Drop off at:
919 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
*If dropping off individual wrapped perishables or gift cards, Please call 615-517-0318 to schedule.
*Please place check in envelope and label Ray of Light Foundation
Our GoFundMe Story
We want to start off this story by saying that GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have been incredible blessings for many people. Oftentimes they bring together complete strangers and unify them in a single cause - helping others. However, we urge any of you that start a crowdfunding campaign or have one started for them to proceed with caution.
Here's why we say this: In 2017, a family member of Raymond's started a GoFundMe account to help pay for Ray's medical treatments. The community around us was so incredibly generous and the campaign raised over $20,000. When the campaign was over the family stole the money from us. We only saw $4,000. We went to the local police in Franklin, TN., who said they couldn't do anything because the thief didn't live in their jurisdiction. So we contacted the police in city where the family member lives, Las Vegas, NV. They said they couldn't do anything because the money was stolen outside of their jurisdiction. After a year and a half of back and forth with law enforcement and GFM, we received a portion of the funds. The law enforcement agents said that Raymond's fundraiser was one of the largest refunds that GFM has ever rewarded and that it was because of our family's persistence and evidence we submitted. Thank you to GFM, the Las Vegas financial and Crime Agency and especially our attorney, Jodi Melind, for all their help and support.That's why we have decided to raise the money privately through direct donations to the Ray of Light PayPal account. That way we don't have to worry about third party involvement.
We encourage anyone with a crowdfunding campaign set up for them to make sure it's being run by someone you trust 100%.