Joshua Kaye Foundation

$37,354 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 389 people in 47 months
Joshua Quentin Kaye was an 8 year old boy who loved to create. He loved to build and draw and experiment and discover. He loved to listen to and make music. He was a passionate champion of animals and nature and a devoted brother and friend. He wanted to be a farmer, a scientist and a builder. He was playful and funny; intense and focused. He was an old soul and an asker of great questions. Josh often battled with the limits of his body, but his spirit was limitless.

Joshua joins his cousin Eli Kaye and great-grandparents Marion Giles, Merrill Farber, Lillian Farber and Harold Kaye. He leaves behind his mom and dad, Melissa and Andrew Kaye, sisters Lauren and Allie, aunts and uncles: Jon and Dara Kaye, Franky Thomson, Michelle and Timothy Livingston, Anthony Thomson, cousins Franky and Tori Thomson, Natalie and Justin Livingston, and Daniel Kaye and grandparents Frank Thomson, Joanne Thomson and David Trent, Beverly Kaye, Bob and Sandy Kaye and great grandmothers Fay Kaye and Mary Dulong and many other beloved family and friends.

He will be missed by his entire family, school, community and the world. Although we are sad to let him go, we know he is free to explore the universe and have adventures he could not have on Earth.

Joshua Kaye Foundation celebrates Joshua's kindness, creativity and curiosity by developing and enabling thoughtful community-based projects focusing on education, ecology and the arts.

Donations in honor of Josh can be made here or by mailing a check to:

Joshua Kaye Foundation
c/o Rockland Trust
405 Washington Street
Braintree, MA  02184
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So thankful for all of the support we've received in the last 21 months. Tomorrow is a big day- our first Family Fun Day for Joshua Kaye Foundation! We hope you'll join us at 180 Pearl St in Braintree from 11am-3pm (10am open for families with Autism & sensory challenges.) Touch-a-Truck, vendors, games, food, music, Big Joe the storyteller, video game trucks and a rock climbing wall!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1602158776769738/
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A HUGE thank you to Owen & Cam Berry for hosting a free lemonade stand and splitting the donations between Joshua Kaye Foundation and Joshy's favorite organization, IFAW in support of #ThisIsForJosh. ❤️
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Thank you to Garrett Poulin for collecting donations for JKF instead of birthday gifts for his 7th birthday!!! You're a great friend, G! ❤️
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‪#‎ThisIsForJosh‬- We lost Joshy just 27 days before his 9th birthday. Those were the some of the saddest days of the saddest year of our lives, but so much love was shown to us. Losing a child forces lessons on parents, siblings, and friends. We realize that life is short and tomorrow is not guaranteed. The little moments with our children matter more than anything. And telling someone you love them shouldn't wait. As we mark our first whole year without him, we’d like these next few weeks to be filled with love. Tomorrow, 7/7 through Josh’s birthday, 8/3, we’d love it if you’d join us in spreading joy and love by sharing how you stay present in the moment, share your love, or spread kindness, using the hashtag #ThisIsForJosh on social media.
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Joe Lazzerini
46 months ago

Proud to have contributed to honor a little boy who gave so much and was taken from us to soon. My heart is with the Kaye family.

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Deb Olson
47 months ago

With angels wings he now soars

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Ann Marie
47 months ago

so sorry for your loss he was a beautiful little boy

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Janelle Kostas
47 months ago

To the Kaye family, I was overwhelmed when watching the news tonight. I live right across the street and did not realize who this little boy was until I saw Melissa. Words cannot express how sad I am to hear of your sons passing. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficul time. We are just a door away if you need anything. Our condolences the Kostas Family (Janelle, Paul, Carolyn, and Abigail)

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Raised by 389 people in 47 months
Created July 10, 2014
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Bunny and Mike Kasper
14 days ago

So touched by all the wonderful things you do in Josh's memory.

MH
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Mary Hegarty
16 days ago

hoping you have a very successful event!

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1 month ago
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Joe Lazzerini
46 months ago

Proud to have contributed to honor a little boy who gave so much and was taken from us to soon. My heart is with the Kaye family.

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Deb Olson
47 months ago

With angels wings he now soars

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Ann Marie
47 months ago

so sorry for your loss he was a beautiful little boy

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Janelle Kostas
47 months ago

To the Kaye family, I was overwhelmed when watching the news tonight. I live right across the street and did not realize who this little boy was until I saw Melissa. Words cannot express how sad I am to hear of your sons passing. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficul time. We are just a door away if you need anything. Our condolences the Kostas Family (Janelle, Paul, Carolyn, and Abigail)

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