Turning Tragedy into Triumph: Two Major Announcements

Honoring the Legacy of Mark and Jacob Iskander

By Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas September 1, 2023

In the wake of an unimaginable tragedy, the Iskander family’s world was shattered as their young sons, Mark and Jacob Iskander lost their lives while walking with their mother and brother in a marked crosswalk in Westlake Village, CA on September 29, 2020. The trial, which has had multiple postponements, is now scheduled for January 2024. 

Amidst this profound sorrow, a steadfast community has come together to channel their anger and pain into positive action. A resilient community unites to transform grief into action. The Iskander family’s enduring grace and faith have inspired two pivotal announcements, bringing comfort and aid to countless children in need.

Mark and Jacob Iskander

New Foster Family Agency for a Brighter Future

The Mark and Jacob Iskander Foundation, in partnership with The Good Shepherd Foster Family Services Agency, unveils plans for a new Foster Family Agency in the Westlake Village / Thousand Oaks area by year end 2023. This agency aims to provide vital resources and support to foster families, ensuring safe and loving homes for Ventura County’s children. Because of Mark and Jacob more of G-d’s children will have a home.

You can support this initiative through donations on the GoFundMe page or the foundation’s website

The Iskander Family Pledges to Match Up to $20,000 In Donations.

“Walk for Mark and Jacob Iskander” A Call for Community Unity

On September 29, 2023, please join the community in the “Walk for Mark and Jacob Iskander”

Themed “SLOW DOWN – SAVE LIVES,” this event commemorates the 3 Year Angel Anniversary of Mark and Jacob and promotes safe driving in our neighborhoods. This memorial walk for Mark and Jacob Iskander will begin at Three Springs Park where the boys used to play, pause at the crash site, and end at the park for a peaceful prayer. 

We ask if you leave any item at the crash site, please leave an unused item to help children in foster care.

Participation in the walk is FREE

Sign up and contribute on the event’s website. Merchandise purchases and donations will support the New Foster Family Agency. 

🚶 Walk for Mark and Jacob Iskander September 29, 2023

Local partners, including Slice House Pizza, Eastwind Screenprint and Nix Collection, contributed to this walk so ALL money raised from merchandise and pizzas goes 100% to the New Foster Family Agency. 

Order merchandise to pick up locally, and even donate a pizza to First Responders or someone who is food deprived at our dedicated website for the walk.

Register and purchase t-shirts and hats in person

Stop by the Westlake Village Farmers Market on select Sundays from 10am - 1pm to register and purchase hats and t-shirts on site. You can also pre-order your pizza to pick up at the walk or donate to First Responders or someone who is food deprived.

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Spreading Hope and Compassion

Let’s honor Mark and Jacob’s legacy by sharing this message of hope and kindness. Together, we craft a world of empathy and opportunity for generations to come.

The Mark & Jacob Iskander Foundation
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