The Lauren Edgerton Foundation
The Lauren Edgerton Foundation, Inc. was founded to honor the memory of Lauren Elizabeth Edgerton, and will represent the essence of Lauren in an honorable and pure manner.
Lauren wanted to find a way for pre-teens and teens to have a place where they could go to meet with friends, and just "chill" as she would say. A safe place, a place they could call their own, Lauren's Place.
With the help of volunteers, fundraisers, donations and grants, Lauren’s Place will provide charitable assistance to the community by providing a center for pre-teens and teens to go when they need a break. If their home environment becomes too challenging and they need a “cooling off” spot, Lauren’s Place will be their “go to” place. Lauren’s Place will offer services such as the Study, which will provide a quiet area for members to do homework or projects. It will be equipped with computers, printers, a copier, and stationery supplies, the Library will provide a book exchange program, the Closet will provide a clothes exchange program, the Gallery will display members' original art, plus much more.
The Foundation will also help support charities such as the Back River Restoration Committee, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Lauren E. Scholarship Fund, March of Dimes, To Write Love on Her Arms and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, by providing each charity with a yearly donation.
All money raised is to benefit the Lauren's Place Building Fund.