Jul 28, 2014

Fundraiser Planned for Hit-and-Run Victim

Organizers ask community to donate items for a garage sale on Sunday for Shea Shaw's mounting medical bills.

Fundraiser Planned for Hit-and-Run Victim

A garage sale is being planned for Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to benefit the Shea's Hope donation fund, set up to help hit-and-run victim Shea Shaw's mother, Cari Shaw, pay for her medical and life expenses.

The 15-year-old Campbell girl, who's a sophomore at Los Gatos High School, was with her boyfriend on Jan. 8 when she was hit by an oncoming car at the intersection of Camden and Bascom Avenues in Campbell at about 1:10 a.m, according to San Jose police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez. Shea remains hospitalized and is making small progress.

The sale is being organized by Jigsaw Salon owner Kimberly Smith-Battisti, said Dominique Nunez, a receptionist at the salon. Cari Shaw is an independent contractor at Jigsaw Salon, according to the www.sheashope.org Web site.

Organizers will set up the sale at the old Coldwell Banker offices at the corner of N. Santa Cruz Avenue and Highway 9 in Los Gatos, and are asking the community to bring sellable and cleaned items to Jigsaw Salon or to the parking lot on Sunday.

Proceeds will be deposited in the SheasHope.org Fund at Wells Fargo, Nunez said. Two accounts have been established at to help Shea's family. The Shea Shaw Donation Fund helps pay for her medical bills. The Shea’s Hope Fund helps Shea and Cari Shaw with their life expenses. 

Volunteers are needed for three-hour hour shifts at the garage sale on Sunday. Anyone interested in participating should contact Smith-Battisti at kim@jigsawsalon.com, or call 408-655-1935  or 408- 354-1050. 

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact San Jose Police Department at 408-409-5339.

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