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KaBOOM! 225 Memphis Volunteers Needed to Build a Playground in Six Hours

The CarMax Foundation, KaBOOM!, and the Boy & Girls Club of Greater Memphis are joining hands to spend a day building a new playground for the students at the Boys and Girls Club near Kirby Middle and they need your help.

When: Thursday May 12image
Where: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Bernal E. Smith (4299 Ross Road)
Time: 8:15 am – 3 pm

Over 225 volunteers from The CarMax Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis and the Memphis community are needed to help with the project.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day. The playground build will happen rain or shine so wear comfortable clothes and shoes. All volunteers will get a Build Day shirt to wear during the project.

Schedule:

  • 8:15 AM – Volunteers arrive and register
  • 8:30 – 9 AM – Kick-Off Ceremony
  • 10 – 1 PM – Best viewing of playground construction
  • 1 – 2:30 PM – Final construction phase
  • 2:30 – 3 PM – Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

KaBOOM! is a nationwide nonprofit that aims to ensure that all kids get a childhood filled with balanced and active play they need to thrive. In 2013, they built a playground at Hanley Elementary here in Memphis.

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Many of the kids at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis do not have a safe and accessible place to play. This new playground will bring Memphis one step closer to becoming a more playable city.

The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! have partnered to build 33 playgrounds across the United States by the end of 2018.

For more information on KaBOOM! visit their website.

To get involved just show up or email, Katie at kapplebaum@kaboom.org.

 

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