Community Peace Garden in Honor of Philando Castile
The Philando Castile Peace Garden Committee is launching an awareness and fundraising campaign for a peaceful reflection space.
By: Philando Castile Peace Garden Committee
The community-led effort is supported by a $45K grant from the Saint Paul Minnesota Foundation.The Philando Castile Peace Garden Committee is thankful for community leaders and partners who have come together to support the vision with their money and time. The Committee is advancing Castile's humanitarian legacy of giving to the community he loved, especially of feeding children in his role as a school cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill elementary.
Philando's mother, Valerie Castile, has been a major force in honoring her son's legacy of love of community. "Philando's legacy of love is global and lives on forever in the hearts of children. No one can take that away from us. Phil understood that many children In Ramsey County, where J.J. Hill is located, live well below the poverty line and cannot always afford to pay for their lunch," Ms. Castile stated. Commenting on her brother's legacy, Allysza Castile said, "Phil viewed his community as culturally-rich and knew that communities must work together to take care of one another."
The Philando Castile Peace Garden Committee invites the global community to support Philando's legacy of love and peace by hosting fundraisers to raise $500,000 to build and maintain the garden. Philando Castile's mother, Ms. Valerie Castile, CEO/President of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation and OMG Media Solutions' founder, Monique Linder are teaming up to support the Philando Castile Peace Garden Committee by spreading love in communities to support their fundraisers, in the spirit of Philando Castile. All funds raised through GiveMN will go directly to support the Philando Castile Peace Garden Fund, managed by the St. Paul Minnesota Foundation, to build and maintain the space, where community can come to heal and find peace.
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The Philando Castile Peace Garden committee announced the launch of a fundraising campaign to build and maintain the healing and unity space to be developed on the site where Philando was killed by a police officer. The Philando Castile Peace Garden Committee is thankful for community leaders and partners who came together to support the meaningful vision representing Mr. Phil's humanitarian legacy of giving to the community he loved, worked and where he fed the children.
Monique Linder, OMG Digital Media Solutions, LLC