Warren organization to collect donations for slain mother of four children
It's been just over a week now since 26-year-old Ashante Kirksey, a licensed nurse and mother of four children was shot and killed in Warren.
Now, the South East Side Community Action Association (SESCA) is looking to raise money for her family on in multiple ways.
Those interested in donating to help Kirksey's four children can head to Huntington Bank on Main Avenue in downtown Warren and Niles by the Eastwood Mall, where monetary donations are being accepted.
Additionally, on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, SESCA will be holding a gift card, clothing and toy drive for the children between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Progressive Baptist Church (2258, Colonial Street in Warren).
Kirksey's children, who are all under the age of seven, are now under the care of Kirksey's sister. The president of SESCA said the family is in great need of essential items.
"Everything from gift cards, toys, clothing, blankets. Any household essentials, paper products, toilet paper, washing powder, anything you can think of that you would need for a household full of children," SESCA President, Farrah Jones told 21 News.
For those interested in donating clothing, each child's clothing size is listed below.
- Six-year-old boy: Size 6/7
- Five-year-old boy: Size 5/6
- Four-year-old boy: Size 4/5
- Three-year-old girl: Size 3T/4T
Funeral services for Kirksey will be held Tuesday, November 21 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Calling hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the funeral immediately following.