Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation shutting down after giving away nearly $1M

TUCSON, AZ - The foundation created in the memory of a 9-year-old Tucson girl killed in a Jan. 8, 2011 mass shooting is being shut down after giving away nearly $1 million.

The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation has provided funding for dozens of local projects. The Arizona Daily Star reports they included grief-support programs,, services for homeless students and a new school playground.

John Green says the foundation provided a way to keep his daughter remembered in the community. And Roxanna Green says the foundation's work helped her heal after the death of her daughter.

The Greens say the foundation was time-consuming and they're shutting it down to spend more time as a family.

The shooting outside a supermarket where then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was meeting with constituents resulted in six deaths.

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