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Malone Children Memorial Playground

$3,853 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 1 month
Please help us build the Malone Children Memorial Playground.  

We launch this effort to bring hope and peace to our community as we come to the one year anniversary of the Malone Family Fire that led to the loss of six of the family’s nine children – two of whom were students at our school, City Neighbors Charter School.

JP MorganChase has generously donated the land next to our current playspace for the creation of a memorial playspace in honor of the Malone Children: Bridgette, Amelia, Zoe, Amanda, Billy and Daniel. This generous gift of land will allow us to create a space of beauty that symbolizes hope, love and community. 

Over the past semester we brought together students, teachers, and families to design a playground that honors the lives of the Malone Children.

With a theme of ‘magic in nature’, it will offer the community a green space of natural beauty, learning and peace – a calm space for exploring, gathering and healing. The space will feature a pathway that begins at the City Neighbors Lion and then winds its way around the entire area creating a walkway for children and neighbors. There is climbing equipment, a zipline, slides, and swings, mosaics, interactive educational and play materials, musical instruments and science experiments – all integrated into the natural environment.

Old fashioned lamp-posts light the way, and a water pump gives the sandbox extra possibilities for fun in the warmer weather. A dry river bed lends itself to exploration, and four square and picnic tables available. At the very heart and in the highest elevation of the playground is the memorial garden - a circle of 6 beautiful cherry trees that will serve as place of remembrance and peace.


For those who were so moved by this tragedy in our community, we invite you to support this beautiful memorial as a lasting tribute to the Malone Children.

We thank Katie and Bill Malone  and their wonderful loving family for supporting this effort. 

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Thank you so much to so many people for giving. Every gift makes a difference no matter how big or how small!
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Just met with the good folks at Home Depot - they want to help us build! Lets keep going! We are on our way!
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Great News! Healthy Neighborhoods just pledged $5,000. Please share with your community and lets keep going!
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Thank you to Seawall Development for a pledge of $500!
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$3,853 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 1 month
Funds raised will benefit:
City Neighbors Charter School
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Baltimore, MD
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CS
$50
Carl Simon
4 days ago
TH
$100
Terry Hoffman
9 days ago
RM
$50
Rebecca Malone
10 days ago
DK
$20
Deborah Keene
10 days ago
$30
Anonymous
17 days ago
$150
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18 days ago
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Leslie Kopchinski
18 days ago
MC
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