Thomas Richards Charity officially a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

It is official Thomas Richards Charity is a Non-Profit Charity under section 501(c)3 of the IRS. This is a huge day for us. I would first like to thank Jason Sakis of Sakis & Sakis Law for taking care of all the legal paperwork for us for free. This process can take months to get approved and thanks to Jason it took less then 30 days.  Another Thank you to Kurt Muller and team at Mueller-Mayville CPA for the great work they did on the accounting side of this. Also thank you to the board and all the people who have supported us this far.


Traci Luciano Family Bowling Fundraiser

Traci Luciano Family Fundraiser – Bowling February 26th, 2011 Classic Lanes 2145 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Thomas Richards Charity collaborated with Classic Lanes in Rochester Hills, MI to host a bowling fundraiser on February 26, 2011 to support Traci and her family.

Traci was diagnosed in 2007 with Sacroidosis after suffering a stoke with. Sarcoidosis is a inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ in the body. It causes heightened immunity, meaning the body cannot fight infection and disease because the immune system over reacts, resulting in damage to the bodies own tissues. There is a formation of granulomas, which are microscopic clumps of inflammatory cells that group together. This has affected not only Traci’s lungs, but also her heart, brain, and skin. This disease is very rare and unfortunately there is no cure; Sacroidosis is fatal. Traci also has two girls Hanna and Megan.

Traci needed our help in order to financially support her girls, medical bills, and to give them wonderful memories with their time left together. With the help of the community the fundraiser was a success with many supporters who showed up and had a wonderful time bowling and supporting Traci. Thank you to all those who contributed to memories made between Traci and her girls. Thank you.

Hat Day at Country Elementary School for Dawn

On December 17, 2010 Thomas Richards partnered with Country Elementary School to host a Hat Day to benefit the Gaden family. A parent of classmates, Dawn Gaden, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; to support Dawn and her family emotionally and financially we asked the Elementary’s affiliates to where a hat and donate $1 that went directly to Dawn and her family. The hat day event at Country Elementary School for Dawn Nardi was a success with over $950 raised for the family. Thank you to Lisa Dover and all the Kids that helped. Thank you for helping us help them.


Toy Drive and Free Ice Skating Party

Thomas Richards Charity hosted a Free Ice Skating party for all our friends, family and all their friends and family on December 11, 2010 at Hazel Park Viking Arena Ice Skating Rink. The event admission was 100% free, however we asked to bring an unwrapped toy so that we can donate them to families in need for the holidays.

The event was a huge success with many toys donated. Thank you to all that attended and brought gifts; thank you for helping us put gifts under the tree, and most importantly a smile on kids faces during the holiday season. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others.



Gaden Fundraiser at CJ Mahoney’s

We raised over $4000 for the Gaden family and Dawn Nardi Gaden to help her and her family fight cancer and the effects. Thomas Richards collaborated with CJ Mahoney’s on November 14, 2010 to host a fundraiser for the Gadens. The event was a huge success with tons of friends, family, and other supporters who came out to support the family; the Gaden’s are incredibly thankful for all the love and support they received in order to help them financially, emotionally, and to ultimately combat Dawn’s cancer. Thank you to all who came out in order to make this night a success and help make a difference.

There are a lot of people Thomas Richards needs to thank as well. First, Cara Lassner for all the tickets she sold and her law firm, Orion Test Systems & Engineering, CJ Mahoney’s, Inkwell Printing, Rochester Sign Shop, Affordable Website Specialists, Mueller Maryville PC, Palace Sports, Buffalo Wild Wings, Scentsy Products, Super Car Wash, Bordines, Red Knapps Oxford, Carls Golfland, Nino Salvaggio, Changes Salon, Frameable Faces Photography, Brett Lebda, Krista Lodico, SakisLaw, and to everyone that came and made this a great day!  View Photos