Little Free Libraries popping up all over Rutland City, Purple benches for a safe place to rest, and a mural was painted on a building in Spring 2015, working with the local hospital gift shop supporting local scholarship.
The Purple Angel Foundation honors the memory of Carly Jean Ferro. Its purpose is to support positive change in local communities, foster acts of kindness, and work to promote goodness over evil.
"Be Kinder Than Necessary"
Purple Angel Foundation
A Night for Carly Fundraiser, Golf Tournaments: Table 24 in 2013, Rutland Country Club in 2013-2016. Indiegogo.com - Mural Project. Sidewalk Sales beneficiary from The Graphic Edge. Various other donations have been made.
2012 -Purple Angel Foundation begins after the tragic death of Carly Ferro. A Night for Carly Fundraiser sponsored by local businesses to raise funds for the family.
2013 - Donations used for a 4 year Vermont Golf Association scholarship to a high school senior in Carly's name, Rutland Free Library fundraiser helped sponsor by Purple Angel Foundation. Table 24 Restaurant celebrated 5 years of success and donated proceeds from golf tournament, Rutland Country Club created a Carly Ferro Tournament and donated proceeds to Purple Angel Foundation.
2014 - Created an award for Rutland High School senior nominated by teachers, for community service, kindness, joy, perseverance, and overall authenticity. Various golf tournaments have been created in Carly's memory to honor her love of golf and the game. Little Free Libraries have been placed in various areas of Rutland City to give all children access to books, purple benches will be placed in Rutland to show a safe place to relax. A mural in Carly's memory will be painted (Spring 2015) on the side wall outside The Discount Food Store where Carly loved to work and was killed.
2015 - We have continued supporting the Rutland Free Library with supporting a golf hole in their fundraiser with the Rutland High School Golf Team, continued a senior class Purple Angel Foundation teacher nominated award, supported Soup Bowls for Hunger in Rutland, had a Carly Ferro Golf Tournament at Rutland Country Club, put up Little Free Libraries in Rutland city along with purple benches, began a mural which was installed in August 2015 at Rutland Discount Foods, another children's library at the store. We are continuing the efforts of keeping Rutland a safe, fun, and welcoming place in Carly's honor.
2016 - Continuing our local support, we have teamed up with the local hospital gift shop and have a space dedicated to the Purple Angel Foundation with donated items. These items are sold and proceeds go the hospital auxiliary scholarship. We also are repairing one little library and replacing another as it was taken from its location. We are planning a music scholarship in honor of Carly's beloved music teacher and mentor who is retiring at the end of the school year. We are continuing our support to a graduating senior, the local library, a local theater, the local Farmer's Market, as well as Soup Bowls for Hunger. We are currently looking into more benches being installed and continuing our random acts of kindness. Carly's Aunt (Sally Miller) has designed and sold a "Carly" dress under her own label, Sally Miller. We encourage all to "Be Kinder than Necessary".
The Purple Angel Foundation just recently was recognized by the Attorney General's Office and received the Crime Victims/Survivor Activist Award. Thank you to all who continue to support our efforts. We are getting ready for another Golf Tournament in Carly's honor as well.