Help for the Seidle Family

On June 16, 2015, Tamara Wilson-Seidle was tragically taken from her 9 children in an act of domestic violence that left an entire community in shock.  Tamara was a loving and devoted mother to Kirsten, Philip, John, Chris, Monica, Dorothy, Maria, Stephen, and Teresa.  Tamara was also an active and engaged member of her community who worked for the past several years at Mother of Mercy Parish, Asbury Park, NJ as a spiritual adviser.  She tirelessly taught hundreds of children – guiding them and helping them achieve their individual and spiritual goals by giving so much of herself to each and every child she advised.

After years of service, it is an appropriate time to ask the community to give back and support Tamara’s children at this difficult period in their lives.  Please join in supporting the Seidle Family as they strive to honor their mothers memory by showing the same grace,  courage, and dignity that Tamara inspired in the children she taught. 

The GOTCC is starting an on-going Gift Card Collection Campaign for the Seidles. Please help if you can!
And PLEASE, help us spread the word!
There are easy Drop Off Centers in Neptune and Ocean where you can drop gift cards to food and clothing stores.

If you live too far and would like to help, please see how you can make cash donations – or mail a check payable to the Seidle Family Trust, to the GOTCC 163 Monmouth Rd. Oakhurst, NJ 07755.

Drop off locations and hours are:

2123 Highway 35 North, Oakhurst
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9 -8, Fri. & Sat. 9 – 6

901 Highway 35 South, Ocean
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 – 9, Sat. 9-6

300 W. Sylvania Ave., Neptune City
In shopping center on Rt. 33 immediately across from Rt. 18 exit for Rt. 33
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 5 – 11, Sat. & Sun. 7 – 6

2200 Asbury Avenue/Rt. 66, Neptune
Immediately off Rt. 18 exit for Asbury Park
Hours: Daily 6 – Midnight

163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
in the Board of Education Building

There are two funds set up to accept cash donations:


Seidle Family Fund/Mother of Mercy Church
1212 First Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

There is an “official” Facebook page that was set up and monitored by the family, that provides interested parties with updates on how the family is doing, what they need, local fundraisers and more. To view and monitor that page, please Click Here or visit . Here you will see things like when the children are having birthday and they need help with parties (like Dorothy’s October Sweet 16!), walks to honor Tamara and more.

We will update this page on a regular basis.

Thank you for your consideration and for sharing this with your associates, friends and family! Please share – it takes a village!


*All donations received on behalf of the Seidle Family will be directed to the Seidle Family Trust which is in the process of being established by a Monmouth County attorney.   This trust will be administered by an independent group of trustees and will be used for the immediate needs of the family for support, health, education, best interests, and welfare of  all of the Seidle children.  The trustees will consider all circumstances and factors deemed pertinent to support the stated objectives of the trust.