ERA Key’s Lomasney, Raise Funds with “Cookies for Colin” for Colin’s Joy Project
Billerica Realtor Cathy Lomasney, working with Roma’s Bakery in Woburn, recently raised $200 for Colin’s Joy Project through its “Cookies for Colin” fundraiser.
For every St. Patrick’s Day cookie decorating kit pre-ordered from Roma’s through March 11, Roma’s donated a portion of the proceeds to Colin’s Joy Project. Additionally, participants were eligible to win a $25 gift card, courtesy of Cathy Lomasney, when they decorated and posted their cookie to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #CookiesForColin.
It was the second fundraising collaboration between Lomasney and Roma’s. In August, their “Cannolis for Colin” fundraiser raised $1,000 for Colin’s Joy Project.
Colin’s Joy Project, which enhances play spaces and funds family-focused programming in the South Boston area, was established in memory of Colin McGrath, who was killed just short of his third birthday in 2018 when a car hit him while he was in a stroller being pushed by his nanny on a sidewalk in South Boston.
Colin’s Joy Project was created in Colin’s memory “with the intent to continue to weave joy into the lives of others as Colin did.” Colin was a nephew of Lomasney’s daughter-in-law, Elizabeth McGrath-Lomasney.
In addition to making donations to organizations such as First Teacher, Read Boston and the Boston Resiliency Fund, the Colin’s Joy Project is supporting renovations and additions to the M Street Park, the Marine Park playground and the South Boston Catholic Academy Educational Outdoor Playspace, all in Boston.
Pictured, top, are Cathy Lomasney with her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Liz Lomasney. At right is the winning cookie from six-year-old Thomas W.