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Bailout Batman: Fundraiser hopes to free Batman, proceeds go to non-profit

Bailout Batman: Fundraiser hopes to free Batman, proceeds go to non-profit
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POSTED: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 4:49pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:00am

Losing a child is something most parents could never imagine, and aren't financially prepared for either, but one local organization looks to ease at least the financial burden for those grieving parents.

Bobby Siears dedicates his time making and donating caskets for families who've lost their little loved ones.

"My cousin lost a child at birth, and they didn't have the funds, and all they offered her was, what was in my mind at the time equivalent to a styrofoam ice chest," Bobby Siears said.

That is why Bobby Siears took it upon himself because to him, this is more than just a casket.

"Wood, it has a soul," Bobby said.

Just like the children he's helped lay to rest since he started the Little Angels Foundation. Over the past two years, he has built 80 caskets.

"We're not just giving a box. It's the hope. It's faith. It's light," Bobby said. "If you call for help, and God-willing the time allows and we're able, then that's what we do. I didn't know what I was doing until they sent me these letters, and then to sit down and read them."

However, Bobby said building these caskets can cost a lot of money.

"Without funding, we can't keep going," Bobby explained.

So, Bobby came up with a creative way to help raise the money to keep it going.

"That's why things like that fun little car out there is so important," Bobby said.

They are raffling off the "Batmobile."

"The Bailout Batman idea came up, and the premise is there's evidence. There's video footage of Batman driving recklessly in his Batmobile at the Gonzales City Police Department," explained Shae Siears, Bobby's daughter.

Now Batman is not really in jail, but Shae said the campaign will raise awareness and help them continue helping families.

"We're much needed organization. So, we do need all the funds we can possibly get, but we're more than that. We hope to inspire others to live for God in their own way," Shae said.

They hope to raise $15,000 through the Bailout Batman Fundraiser. Out of all the superheroes, Shae thinks Batman was the perfect fit.

"Well Batman is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a superhero," Shae explained. "Everyone can make a difference."

The Little Angels Foundation will hold "Party in the Park" at Jambalaya Park on September 21. People will get the chance to meet Batman. It's free to the public.

If you'd like a chance to win the Batmobile, it's not too late! It will be raffled off with tickets for just $1. The giveaway will be on October 26 at the 2nd Annual Family Fall Festival at Lamar Dixon Center.

The Little Angels Foundation will hold "Party in the Park" at Jambalaya Park on September 21. People will get the chance to meet Batman. It's free to the public.

http://www.gofundme.com/bailoutbatman.

http://www.thelittleangelsfoundation.org/

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