Inspired by your generosity, we have been busy building a plan for Colin’s legacy. Here are some of projects in development.
Coordinating with City of Boston officials and Boston Parks & Recreation on outdoor play space projects in South Boston - a toddler (2-5 year) play structure addition at M Street Park and a community courtyard at the corner of L&6th streets, where the accident occurred, and where the painted rocks will ultimately be placed.
Working with State of Massachusetts officials and the Department of Conservation and Recreation on a playground renovation project in South Boston at Marine Park. A large donation from Colin’s Joy Project will fund part of this project.
Working with South Boston Catholic Academy (where Colin was enrolled and Sloane attends school) to design an educational outdoor play space, part of which will be named after Colin, after the outpouring of donations after Colin’s death.
Supported a family at Christmas through Julie's Family Learning Center and the South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie) with a $1000 donation.
Supported the purchase of materials for the children’s program at the South Boston Public Library with a $500 donation. In discussions for longer-term support of this program.
Sponsored drive for hundreds of materials and supplies for summer programming for The Ollie, Julie’s Family Learning, and the South Boston Public Library.
Sponsored a giving day for Boston Medical Center’s Child Life Program on the anniversary of the accident where hundreds of items were donated. Colin’s Joy Project also donated a $500 gift card.
Celebrating Colin’s 4th birthday with a beach BBQ giving day for Julie’s Family Learning Center and The South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie). See here for more details.
Follow along with all the amazing projects in the works and to come.