Colin's Joy Project

$149,949 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 1,228 people in 7 months
Created August 9, 2018
Colin McGrath was taken into heaven on Wednesday July 25th after a wonderful day in the park. His life was full of love, laughter, curiosity, and learning. Always playing, singing, dancing, and asking questions; Colin lived every minute of his brief time with us to the fullest. His laughing eyes, beautiful curls, hilarious voice, and sense of adventure will never be forgotten. His smile made everyone's heart happy. 

Colin leaves behind his best friend and partner in crime, Sloane.  These two spent countless hours on the playground at various parks around South Boston.  We pray his spirit lives on in each of us forever.  One way Kerri, Brendan and Sloane would like to do this is by completing a project in his name at one of the local South Boston parks.  The results of this fundraiser will determine what exactly that will be, however we have hopes to do something very special for many children to enjoy for years to come.

A small portion of the funds may also be used to assist in Sloane's recovery from the accident.

GoFundMe has asked me to add the following information to ensure we are in line with the transparency requirements: My name is Katie McMahon, I am from Sleepy Hollow, New York.  I am Kerri's sister and Sloane and Colin's aunt.  I am organizing this campaign on behalf of the McGrath's.  While we don't know specifically how the funds will be used at this point, we can assure you they will be used to either improve upon an existing park space/playground in South Boston OR create an entirely new one in Colin's name.  As we have more information, we will update this page.
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Don't forget...today is the last day to buy your Colin's Joy Project gear!!! Show your support wherever you are!!

https://colinsjoyproject19.itemorder.com/sale
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We are making amazing progress!! We have more great things to update you on.

Thanks to an extremely generous supporter, Colin’s Joy Project has an eye-catching logo and a beautiful website! Thank you sip dine design for putting so much love into this. Please check it out and sign up for news and updates about how Colin’s Joy Project is spreading positivity and happiness to the South Boston Community and beyond. You can find details for all of our upcoming events on the website as well.

www.colinsjoyproject.org

Colin’s Joy Project gear has arrived! The Team Colin online pop-up shop will be only be open until 2/5, so act now!
https://colinsjoyproject19.itemorder.com/sale
Whether you are cheering on “Team Colin” at the Boston marathon or supporting from a distance, wearing the Colin’s Joy Project gear helps spread the word on how we can build Colin’s legacy and all proceeds from this sale will go to Colin's Joy Project!

More exciting updates to come!
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We've been so busy, we wanted to give you another update.

Spots are filling up for the EverybodyFights event on March 2nd. If you are interested and haven't signed up yet, check out the event at:
https://colinsjoyproject.eventbrite.com/

We also have another exciting event planned for April.
Neighborhood Night at Capo
Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors at a special fundraising event for Colin’s Joy Project on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6pm-9pm at the Supper Club at Capo! There will be food, cash bar, silent auctions, raffles galore, Team Colin pop up shop and more! It’s going to be quite the time!
If you are interested in attending get your tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighborhood-night-at-capo-colins-joy-project-tickets-55093844171

As a reminder, we are working on plans for a variety of great fundraising event between now and the marathon! These events will include raffles, auctions and giveaways. If you have access to something fantastic that would make a great raffle or auction prize, please contact Katie McMahon at katiepal21@gmail.com.

Finally, our online pop up shop for clothing with our new Colin’s Joy Project logo should be open soon. We will send the link as soon as we have it!

xoxo,

Katie, Kerri, Brendan, Sloane and the rest of the Colin's Joy Project team!
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We are excited to provide you with another update! We had our first official fundraiser this weekend at SweatFixx in South Boston, and it was a huge success. Thank you for everyone who came out, worked out, and donated. We had a blast!

We have our next fundraising event coming up in March. Here are the details for this exciting event:

EverybodyFights for Colin's Joy Project!
Sat, March 2, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

EverybodyFights
15 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA 02210

Join us for a special TRAIN class in support of Colin's Joy Project at EverybodyFights Seaport and then head on over to Local 149 after for some post-workout refreshments and free apps.

Workout at EverybodyFights: Featuring the toughest EverybodyFights class (TRAINxHOF) with 24 rounds, a Live DJ and photographer capturing all the action. 100% of the profits will go to Colin's Joy Project. Rental gloves and wraps will be included. Locker rooms and showers are available and they validate parking at nearby garages.

Post-Workout @ Local 149: Head over to Local from 3-6 PM EST for some free apps and post workout celebrations! Located close to the gym at 149 P Street, Boston 02127.

We are working on plans for a variety of great fundraising event between now and the marathon! These events will include raffles, auctions and giveaways. If you have access to something fantastic that would make a great raffle or auction prize, please contact Katie McMahon at katiepal21@gmail.com.

xoxo,

Katie, Kerri, Brendan, Sloane and the rest of the Colin's Joy Project team!
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