In 2019, Christian Roberts was tragically killed by an act of senseless gun violence. Christian had a heart for serving and loved working with people from all walks of life and from many different backgrounds. He was passionate about philanthropic efforts to include collecting and distributing clothing to the homeless, organizing shoe drive campaigns, and garnering the assistance of his family and friends to distribute donated shoes to the homeless. Christian helped with assembling packages at local food banks and delivered food baskets to the homeless and low-income communities. He also helped build damaged homes after Hurricane Katrina. Christian loved children and volunteered at children camps, his local church, and at his high school where he helped teach children basketball skills. Christian was most known for his generosity, magnetic personality, and willingness to assist others in need. His accomplishments were tremendous and he never ceased to assist others until his life ended tragically at the age of 24.
A parent is never prepared to hear the words “ Your son has been killed.” The pain is unimaginable and most times unbearable. In the midst of trying to cope with the loss of Christian, we found the strength to turn our pain into purpose. We strive daily to keep Christian’s legacy alive. We are determined that he will not be defined by the wrong that was done to him but by the kindness and compassion that radiated from him. The Christian Roberts Foundation was established to continue doing what Christian loved…sharing, caring, giving, and encouraging the less fortunate.
At the end of the day it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished...it's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It's about what you've given back.
To have care and compassion for the homeless communities and support victims of gun violence to let them know that they are not alone and that there are people who care and are concerned for their well being.