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The New Playground is a Reality

IMG_0224More than 256 volunteers joined Family Abuse Center staff to build a playground in one day.  KaBoom organized the event and Blue Cross Blue Shield paid for the playground equipment.  It was a true festive occasion that even the cold could not dampen.  The DJ played upbeat music.  Blanek’s Catering provided the lunch and many other businesses donated food.  We all ate well and stayed warm working hard.

Tomorrow December 18, 2013 will be play day.  It will be the first day that our kids actually get to climb and swing on the playground.  They can’t wait.  There are no words adequate to say thank you to KaBoom, Blue Cross Blue Shield and all those wonderful volunteers.

KaBoom Build Day – December 14

Imagine putting together an entire playground in just one day.  Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Family Abuse Center will get a new playground for the kids at the shelter on December 14.  The day will begin with a rally and then more than 250 volunteers will spend their Saturday building the playground.

By 2 p.m. in the afternoon, we will dedicate the playground.  Sadly we can play on it until the concrete dries, but we can still celebrate this new structure.  Research repeatedly shows that imaginative play is essential to all kids.  Families living at the shelter live in close quarters with many different folks around all the time.  What a great place to have a state of the art, custom designed playground!

Join us by volunteering for that day.  Contact Amy Reagan (amy.reagan@familyabusecenter.org) to sign up to help.