Campaign for Elijah's funeral shatters goal

By Shawn Jeffords, Toronto Sun


A campaign to raise money to cover funeral costs for three-year-old Elijah Marsh has eclipsed its goal in less than 24 hours.

The online campaign set up by Justin Kozuch aimed to raise $20,000. By 2 p.m. Friday morning it had raised more than $100,000. Marsh died Thursday after wandering out of a relative’s North York apartment into the extreme cold wearing only a t-shirt, pull-up diapers and boots.

“The death of this child must be truly devastating to the family and friends of Elijah, the many members of the law enforcement and medical community in Toronto, as well as the countless Torontonians who helped search for him, spread the message of his disappearance and prayed for his safe return,” Kozuch wrote on the crowd-funding website Tilt.

"Help us raise some much-needed funds to help cover the cost of Elijah's funeral. Every dollar matters and any donation you make is greatly appreciated."

The company has also waived all credit card fees for those who contribute.