Playground for Shelter Kids Is Ready in One Day As Hundreds Volunteer

Playground for Shelter Kids Is Ready in One Day As Hundreds Volunteer

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More than 300 volunteers worked all day so crisis-affected kids would have a new place to play.

The Tennyson Center that helps abused children in Denver, Colorado, calls the new playground “a brain expander, friend maker and muscle builder” for the kids.Magical-Bridge_playground-Facebook

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Thanks to KaBOOM! and The CarMax Foundation, volunteers starting showing up at eight o’clock Tuesday morning, and had completed the new playground by two in the afternoon. With help from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, worn out, 20-year-old equipment was replaced with new innovative designs that let kids climb, swing, dig, and create.

Building a playground with volunteers, @CarMaxCares and KaBOOM! 4 hours to go. On track to finish building by 2pm. #playmatters

Posted by Tennyson Center for Children on Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The center believes that play is essential for kids to grow up into productive adults by letting children “explore, imagine, and simply enjoy being a kid.” The volunteers created artistic stepping stone mosaics to spark their imagination even more.elderly playground screenshot PRI

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“All of these volunteers coming out today are really helping to pay back a piece of the childhood these kids deserve,” volunteer Beth Adams told KUSA news.

(READ more at KUSA News *NOTE – adjust your speakers as page autoplays)  Photos: Tennyson Center, Facebook

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