Malone Children Memorial Playground

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Raised by 81 people in 6 months
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 to all who attended the Groundbreaking for the Malone Children Memorial Playground. Katie Malone quoted lyrics from Bridgette’s favorite musical, Hamilton, and reminded us, “What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see”. Beautiful. Thank you to JP Morgan Chase for donating another $10,000 at the event. Such generosity! Please share and help us reach our goal.
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Hi Everyone!
Great news! Flanigan Construction has agreed to donate $63,000 worth of in-kind service to make sure we can build the playground this summer. But we still need your help!

This is our final call to help us reach our goal of $25,000 on go fund me to help with building the playground this summer. Please consider making a donation, even if you might be worried it’s not large enough. Every dollar counts!

We will keep you posted as we move forward.
-Your Playground Committee
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We have received so many donations from individuals through the mail! Those donations are up to $7,985!!
Thank you! So many people believe in this project and are willing to give. Lets keep going!
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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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$5,633 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 6 months
Funds raised will benefit:
City Neighbors Charter School
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Baltimore, MD
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