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Tammy Daybell would have turned 51 today. Here’s how her parents and siblings hope you’ll honor her.

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SPRINGVILLE, Utah — The Tammy Douglas Daybell Foundation is now registered to solicit donations in every state.

Daybell’s parents and siblings made the announcement Tuesday, on what would have been her 51st birthday. The Salem mother of five was found dead in her home in October 2019. Her husband, Chad, and his new wife, Lori Vallow Daybell, are under investigation for Tammy’s death. An autopsy was completed, but results have not been publicly released.

The Tammy Douglas Daybell Foundation was created last fall “in honor of Tammy’s legacy of service and love of literacy.”

“The foundation’s mission is to give children the opportunity to learn to love the written word,” according to a news release from the family. “Tammy loved books, children and was a school librarian at the time of her death. Donations will be utilized to give books to children that they may keep for themselves, assist libraries with various programs and support literacy programs across the country.”

The foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and donations can be made in the following ways:

  • On the foundation’s website here
  • Checks made payable to Tammy Douglas Daybell Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 50902, Provo, Utah, 84605
  • A Facebook fundraiser
  • Through the AmazonSmile non-profit organization list. Amazon will donate a portion of your shopping to the foundation at no cost to you.

“We are excited to begin fundraising events and asking for volunteers. Programs are being developed that will allow you to make a difference in your community, wherever that may be,” the news release states. “Volunteer opportunities will be announced in the near future. Please watch our website for updates.”

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