Monday, July 22, 2013

Thank You!

With deep love and gratitude to Meagan's community who came out in full force to celebrate and share wonderful stories yesterday. Brad Bell, David Bell, Beverley Bell want to thank you all....

Let's continue to expand our worlds to give voice and opportunities to folks like Meagan.... look at how much we can learn when we open our hearts and minds to listen ........... and make space in the world for a rich and diverse community.....

Signing off...............

Monday, July 15, 2013

Instructions for Donating to Charities on Behalf of Meagan Leza Bell

Instead of sending flowers, the Bells have requested that people should kindly make donations to one of four charities that Meagan worked closely with and would like to see their good work continue. The four charities are Golf For Autism, Special Olympics, Best Buddies and Opportunities. For more information on each, please visit the websites that are linked below. Gof Fore Autism does not have a website as it is a smaller organization that runs a yearly tournament that has raised money for autistic children in Western Massachusetts with which Meagan was actively involved. 

Please be sure to follow the directions very closely as we would like to be able to keep a track on how much has been raised on behalf of Meagan for each of the charities and also be able to reach out to all of you later and thank you for your kindness. 

To Donate for Golf Fore Autism: 

1. Please mail a cheque to: 

Golf Fore Autism
C/O Sharon Quesnel
32 Lorraine Avenue
South Hadley.  MA.  01075

PLEASE be sure to include a note with your name and contact information with the cheque. Golf Fore Autism is not a large organization like some of the others Meagan worked for and do not have an online system for accepting donations however the Bells really support the cause so those wishing to mail cheques are encouraged to do so. 

To Donate to Special Olympics:  

1. visit their website at and click on the link to 'Donate' at the top right hand corner of the screen, it should be in red writing. 

2. This will take you to the secure online form. Fill out all the information as needed. BEFORE SUBMITTING, READ STEP 3. 

3. Before submitting, click the 'Tribute and Memorial Giving' box. This will pull up a small form to fill out the first and last name of the person you are making your donation in memory of, please fill out Meagan Bell. 

To Donate to Best Buddies: 

2. Click on the link 'Donate' on the left sidebar, it is the fourth option. 

3. This will take you to a secure online form. Fill out the information as needed. At the bottom of the form, before the 'donate' confirmation button, there is a part of the form that says 'Gift Designation'. Please fill out this field with 'Meagan Bell, from _______ _________', fill the blanks with your first and last name.

To Donate to Opportunities for Communities

2. On the sidebar on the left side of the webpage, look for the link that says 'Donating', it is under the larger heading of 'Getting Involved' . 

3. This will take you to another page with instructions on how to donate. Click on the 'Paypall' icon at the bottom of the page. 

4. Now you should be at a page where you can fill out a form with your credit card details and the amount you wish to donate. If you have a paypall account, you can log in and pay through that. Please fill out this form and click 'review donation and continue'

5. Once you have done that, you will be taken to another page, the final confirmation of payment page. On this page, please click the box 'add special instructions to seller', a box to write comments should appear, in this box please write 'Donation on behalf of Meagan Bell from ____________ _____________' , fill the blanks with your first and last name. 

Memorial Service Information

From Bev:

Meagan Leza Bell, our precious daughter's life will be celebrated on Saturday July 20th at the Belchertown United Church of Christ (18 Park Street, Belchertown, MA) at 2:30PM. 

Dust off your favourite sports team shirt and wash and iron and have it ready to wear. This is a celebration of Meagan as she lived - 24/7 - a force to be dealt with... and your friendship. 

Here is a link for the facebook event:

All our love and appreciation 

Beverley BellDavid BellBrad Bell