This is Reagan.

Purple Monkey Project was established as a loving memorial in honor of Reagan – aimed at keeping her sweet spirit alive by doing good in our community.

Want to join us and be a #forceforjoy?

Our Story

“Rey Rey”, as she was known,

was a ray of sunshine who lit up every room – she was fun-loving, energetic, sassy, sweet, and spunky. She loved dancing, the musical ‘Hamilton’, her family, and her purple monkey.

Reagan tragically lost her life in an accident in May of 2021, and the world stopped spinning for those who loved her – it was unfathomable that someone so wonderful was no longer here. But even in the midst of their grief, Reagan’s loved ones were overwhelmed by love as their community came together to celebrate her life and to support them in the days, weeks, and months that followed.

That love and support helped form the idea for Purple Monkey Project, so named for Reagan’s favorite stuffed animal. Purple Monkey Project’s goal is to honor Reagan’s beautiful spirit by being a “Rey” of light in the world – supporting local youth and youth-centered charities and “paying it forward” by promoting random acts of kindness, all in the name of our Reagan.

we want to be a #forceforjoy

How we help


Students who demonstrate the kindness and joy that defined Reagan are offered #PMP scholarships for educational as well as extra-curricular activities

Community events

Fun, family-friendly events whose proceeds help #PMP keep supporting others and encourage community fellowship


#PMP works with other local groups community-minded groups like Civitan and Rotary to support youth in southwest Ohio


We believe in #payingitforward and inspire others to commit random acts of kindness to make our world a brighter place

What Drives Us

Our mission

To support local youth by providing financial aid for extra-curricular activities, funding scholarships in Reagan’s name, and partnering with other youth-centered non-profits to be a force for joy in the lives of children in Southwest Ohio and beyond, for decades to come.

Latest news

#PMP turns the Reds PURPLE!

#PMP turns the Reds PURPLE!

Well, the Reds may have lost, but Great American Ballpark was the winner as they played host to #PMP!  Austin threw a fiery first pitch, Avary was pitch-perfect singing the national anthem, and Reagan's cousin, Aleks, caught a home run ball! Thank you to everyone who...

#PMP is on the road for Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

#PMP is on the road for Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

#PurpleMonkeyProject is road trippin’ around Fairfield delivering treats for Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week and stopped by Fairfield South and Fairfield West this morning! Thank you to all the hardworking folks who have such a profound and positive influence on...

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