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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Volunteer! Build a Playground in Oakland with Kaboom

Join more than 200 volunteers from JetBlue Airways and Community School for Creative Education, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Oakland community to build a new playground at Community School for Creative Education. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children.

Have you heard of KaBOOM? They are a national nonprofit that helps communities build playgrounds, with the philosophy that kids need a place to play daily, to be active and healthy. They say that only 20% of kids live in walking distance of a park or playground, and this is creating a play deficit that is impacting kids in many ways.

This playground is the 15th collaboration between KaBOOM! and JetBlue Airways, and is one of more than 150 playground the organization is lading nationwide THIS YEAR. They've built more than 2,000 since the nonprofit started in 1996. Join in the fun!

When: Saturday, August 18
8:30-9 a.m. - Kick off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11-1 - Best viewing of playground construction
1-2:30 - Final construction phase and adjustments
2:30-3 -  Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate new play area
(Note: all times approximate)

Where: Community School for Creative Education (2111 International Blvd. Oakland)

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