What does the Molly Fund do for our community?
We have established scholarships for Marshfield High School Seniors in Molly’s memory for Field Hockey, Dance and Track. To date we have awarded over $50,000 in scholarships.
Built Dandelion Park, a beautiful memorial park in the midst of downtown Marshfield which is enjoyed by so many in the community. The park is maintained by the Molly Fund and is home to our free programs Stories in the Park our summer reading series, our annual holiday tree lighting celebrations and pumpkin carving at Halloween.
We started Molly Movie Mania, a series of free family movie showings outdoors on the Town Green.
The Molly Fund created and funded Molly’s Kitchen, a fully equipped commercial grade kitchen at the Boys & Girls Club and Family Center. Also supported a “Chefs in Training Program” at the Club, helping kids learn cooking skills and the basics of nutrition.
The Molly Fund has contributed over $80,000 in support of Grad Night Live, Community Christmas, Sowing Seeds, the Marshfield Food Pantry and the Marshfield Animal Shelter.
Every summer we treat residents of Carolina Hill, a sanctuary for women & children, to a day at Marshfield Fair.
The Molly Fund created a sports grant program that has aided sports team and cultural organizations at MHS. Through the program we have purchased uniforms, equipment and funded training for many MHS teams.
We created Project Embrace in partnership with local realtors to address the needs of the over 90 homeless children in the Marshfield School System. To date we have donated over $20,000 in assistance.
We donated $4500 to send Marshfield Middle School students to Washington DC and $7000 to send the Marshfield High School band to perform in California.
We donated $55,000 to the Marshfield Boys & Girls Club to create the Molly Fitzgerald Pavilion. The Pavilion serves as a base for their summer camp program.
Contributed funds towards the Martinson Elementary School Playground.
Purchased defibrillation units for Rexhame Beach and the Martinson Middle School and life saving equipment for the Marshfield Fire Department.
Contributed $14,000 toward community outreach through the Covid crisis to get meals to families with children.
Along with our annual donations this year, the Molly Fund has:
- provided an extra $5,000 donation to the Marshfield Food Pantry to assist with their urgent need around the holidays;
- sponsored $1,800 for catcher’s equipment for Marshfield Girls Softball;
- sponsored $2,500 towards summer training for girls in need on the Marshfield Gymnastics team
- provided $1,250 for Marshfield High School boys soccer jackets
- donated $7,500 under Project Embrace to fund summer camp at the Boys and Girls Club for McKinney-Vento students