• raised $1.000,00
  • Goal $5.000,00

Campaign description

The Georgetown Beard Club was introduced to the Playful Child Foundation through a mutual friend of the club at Georgetown’s Living Room, Mesquite Creek Outfitters.  We are honored to play a small role in raising funds and awareness for such a worthy endeavor.  You can give from our website and 100% of what we raise (minus payment processing fees) will go directly to the Playful Child Foundation.  Or you can give directly to the Playful Child Foundation at their website.  Our words could not possibly do justice to the mission of the Playful Child Foundation so below you will find information about their mission taken directly from their website.

The Playful Child Foundation: Healthier Kids Mentally and Physically, was created in 2018 in honor of Kade Damian.  Kade died one month shy of his third birthday in March of 2018 in a tragic accident.  His playful and joyful spirit is remembered through the mission and goals of the non-profit.

The Playful Child Foundation has partnered with the City of Georgetown, TX and the Parks and Recreation Department to design, build, and help maintain a public park and playground in memory of Kade Damian and all children gone too soon. We are currently in the development and design phase and are on track to complete the conceptual design by the end of 2019.  Jeff Lindstrom and Meade Mitchell traveled to Georgetown, TX on November 4th to meet with the park design committee and get everything started.  A children’s design committee met in October to contribute ideas and The Playful Child Foundation conducted an online survey to solicit community input.  Below are image boards that show ideas of what we visualize having in the memorial park.

The 6 acres that has been dedicated for this project is raw land. Meaning, we have to design and raise the funds to install utilities, roads, trails, parking lot, landscaping, playground equipment, and more.

We envision a space that allows everyone the opportunity to play, relax, remember, and honor children who now live in our hearts and memories.  It is our goal to design a space that will include memorials (such as benches, tables, art, statues, trees, and plaques), trails, a natural playground, pavilion with picnic area, bathroom, parking, access to the Georgetown San Gabriel River Trail system, and ample shade.  We plan to offer grieving parents the opportunity to memorialize their loved one as we create and build this special and unique place.

The estimated cost of the project is $500K with a timeline of 3-5 years to complete.  Our mission is to break ground on this project in April 2021.  Kade’s Birthday is April 21st, so this date is very meaningful.  With your support and investment, we can achieve this goal!

The Playful Child Foundation is looking for partners and sponsors to help build the memorial park and playground.  Please contact Julie Damian at theplayfulchild@yahoo.com to learn more and get involved!

Click on the donate now button now to invest in this work of heart! Your donation will help create a community asset that will be treasured for years to come.

After the conceptual design is completed, the committee will begin to research and design memorial options.  Please check back in Spring 2020 for more information.