Leiby Kletzky's father asks for donations to help needy
The father of slain Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky gave his first interview Sunday morning to thank supporters and raise money for the child’s memorial fund.
The money will be given to people in need and do “at least some of what Leiby would have accomplished in his lifetime,” Rabbi Nachman Kletzky told WMCA Radio host Zev Brenner in an interview broadcast Sunday morning.
“For Leiby this is what he wanted — always for somebody else,” Kletzky said. Nearly $192,000 has been raised since Thursday.
Kletzky said his goal is $1 million for the fund. Donations can be made at LeibyKletzkyMemorialFund.com.
Leiby, 8, disappeared on July 11 after he got lost walking home from camp. Prosecutors say Levi Aron, 35, kidnapped, drugged, smothered and then dismembered him. He faces life in prison without parole if convicted.