The King of Pot Tribute Bench Fundraiser

$1,742 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 34 months
Valerie Malta  TEWKSBURY, MA
Michael Malta a.k.a. The King of Pot passed away suddenly on October 6, 2013. He was an inspiration to many, a father, son, husband, friend to all and one fiery fueled Marijuana Legalization Revolutionary. To honor his memory we are raising funds to have a tribute bench placed on Mt. Malta in the Boston Common. For $5,000 a bronze plaque inscribed with his name will be in front of the bench for 15 years.

Our goal is to raise the $5,000 and have the bench dedicated in the Fall of 2014 shortly before the next Boston Freedom Rally.
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Update 5
Posted by Valerie Malta
30 months ago
*******K.O.P. Tribute Bench Update*******

I received an email today from the Boston Parks Department informing me that the plaque has already been installed. I have attached a picture that they provided.

The bench is located in an area called the "Liberty Mall", which is across the street from the State House at the bottom of the stairway that leads to the Boston Common.

Once again, Thank You for your support! Without each and every one of you this tribute to Michael (KOP) would not have been possible.

Regards,
Valerie Malta


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Update 4
Posted by Valerie Malta
32 months ago
***Tribute Bench Update***

I have been working with the City of Boston Parks Department for the past several weeks trying to get agreement on the location of the Tribute Bench for Michael. Unfortunately I was not able to get a Bench on Mt. Malta or even near there. The bench that the City Parks Department has agreed on is near the State House in an area called the "Liberty Mall". And since our cause is all about Liberty, I think it's a perfect location for a Tribute Bench dedicated to a man who fought tirelessly for Cannabis Freedom and Liberty.

I have attached a couple of pictures of the bench and the area it's located in. The plaque has been ordered and will take several weeks to be produced. When I have a date for the installation I will post another update.

Once again, Thank You to everyone who donated their time and money to make the idea of dedicating a Tribute Bench to Michael become reality!!

Valerie Malta
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Update 3
Posted by Valerie Malta
32 months ago
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the Cannabis Community, friends and family who opened their hearts and their wallets to fund this Tribute to Michael. Because of that outpouring of support we raised the $5,000 in less than 30 days!

The application for the plaque has been submitted to the City of Boston and I will send out an update once I know when it will be installed.

But rest assured we will have another celebration on Mt. Malta on the day the plaque is installed. The memorial for Michael L. Malta will be in place for 15 years. And I truly believe it will become a gathering point for people to come together and celebrate, remember and hopefully be inspired by his dedication to Cannabis Freedom!!!

Long live The King of Pot!!!
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Update 2
Posted by Valerie Malta
34 months ago
Hey everyone a $5.00 donation will get us to $420! Who will be the one to get us to that magic number???? Please donate now.
Thanks!!!!
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Mike Cann
34 months ago

$550 before the party! :)

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Mike Crawford
34 months ago

How long do we have to give on this? I'm waiting for my tax return. :) Just sent my federal, state not accepted, damn MA...

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$1,742 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 34 months
Created January 30, 2014
KR
$42
Kathryn Rifkin
33 months ago
$25
Anonymous
33 months ago
KM
$25
Karen Malta
33 months ago

Miss you Michael. Love, your ex wife, Karen

$20
Nichole Snow Dawson
33 months ago

Collected from my can! More to come!

PC
$50
Pat and dick Cooney
33 months ago
JM
$10
Jill McFarland
33 months ago
KS
$420
Kristin, Peter, Patrick & Sophie
33 months ago

Dad, you were the highlight of all of our worlds. You taught us to love, care, have a huge heart, express feelings, admit when wrong and accept everyone for who they are. Almost 26 years with you-not nearly enough even though every single one was filled with the best memories a daughter could share with her dad. Thank you for loving Peter and being a dad to him. I would have given anything to see the look on your face the first time you would have seen Patrick. I can only hope I get to see you again someday. $420, because that was your number, your holiday, a huge part of your life. We love you forever

BC
$25
BARRY CHUDNOFSKY
33 months ago

I will miss our conversations together! Thank you for all the laughs.

KA
$50
Kristin Alpert
33 months ago

Hi Valerie, You and your family are in my thoughts-I am on call at hospital on benefit night-I hope a lot of money is raised for Mike and the bench-keep inviting me to events~ Kristin~

$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
Mike Cann
34 months ago

$550 before the party! :)

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Mike Crawford
34 months ago

How long do we have to give on this? I'm waiting for my tax return. :) Just sent my federal, state not accepted, damn MA...

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