Matthew McCormick Memorial Garden

$500 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 3 months
Hello, my name is Aidan Boushell. I am a Life scout in BSA Troop 762, in El Segundo, California. As a Life scout, the next step of my scouting journey is completing a service project to demonstrate the skills I have acquired throughout my scouting experience. I am currently trying to raise money for The Matthew McCormick Memorial Garden. My budget is $2,000, but the Knights of Columbus (Queen of Martyrs Council 4567) graciously donated $1,000. Now I am asking for $1,125 because I would like to have some extra funds* to donate to STAR once the project is complete.

STAR Homes Inc. is a home for developmentally and intellectually challenged/differently-abled adults. STAR has three homes in the South Bay area. STAR House One (the first home), which houses most of the male residents, needs some fixing up in the backyard. Matthew McCormick was a Life scout in El Segundo (Troop 762) and wanted to make that happen as his Eagle project. Before he could complete his Eagle Project, he tragically died. Now, fourteen years later, I am completing the unstarted project as my Eagle project.

I picked doing my Eagle project at STAR Inc. because it has been in my life ever since I could stand up. Since the age of four, I have been fundraising for STAR Inc. on Tootsie Roll Sunday with the Knights of Columbus (Queen of Martyrs Council 4567) annually. STAR Inc. has a very big place in my heart, especially because I have met and gotten to know many of the residents.

Project Details: The Matthew McCormick Memorial Garden is a backyard beautification project for STAR Homes Inc. The project will be comprised of cleaning up the backyard, removing excessive and overgrown vegetation, planting two new trees, plants new hedges (as needed), inserting a memorial plaque, inserting lighting (for entertaining), building two adirondack chairs, and purchasing a handmade cornhole set (for future entertaining). The project is expected to take two/three days. Day one will be at the El Segundo Scout House in the morning, we will be staining the adirondack chairs and cornhole and discussing the plans of days two and three. Day two will be at STAR House One, we will be removing old/overgrown plants, inserting edging, planting trees, and inserting lighting. Day three will be at STAR House One, we will be assembling the adirondack chairs and completing any unfinished work from the previous days.

*All funds collected for this project will be used for The Matthew McCormick Memorial Garden. Any extra funds will be donated directly to STAR Homes Inc. once the project is complete.

Here is the STAR Inc. webiste
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The project dates (October 20-21, 2018) have been canceled.
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Project dates have been changed. New dates are not confirmed. Stay tuned for future updates! Thank you all for your endless support!
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I am so happy to announce that in one week, I have raised over my initial goal! I cannot express enough how grateful I am. Thank you all for your support! Please spread the word about the project... stay tuned for more updates.
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Wow! In just about one week, we have raised $295! Thank you to everybody for your help. I will continue to keep the GoFundMe up because we will be looking to donate all extra fund to STAR Inc. Thank you again so much! Now we just need $5 and we will have met our goal! Keep spreading the word!
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