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Child in Playground

Volunteers Needed for Playground Building Project

Posted by Ron Wolford -

KaBoom is a national non-profit organization whose vision is a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. KaBoom is funding the building of a new playground in Robbins, Illinois.

The playground will be built on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at Bernice Childs Elementary School in Robbins at 14123 Lydia Avenue. We will need the following volunteers:

  • Build Captains: these volunteers will provide direction and information to volunteers on the day of the build. Build Captains are required to be present the early morning and throughout the build (approximately 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 .pm.). In addition these volunteers commit to attending the site preparation day on April 28, 2007 and possibly April 30, 2007.
  • Site Preparation Volunteers: these volunteers will assist with the preparation of the grounds for the build. Removing soil, digging holes and other manual labor to make the build day easier. These volunteers are needed at 8:00 a.m.
  • General Volunteers: these volunteers will be randomly assigned a task on the day of the build. You don't need construction skills. Once the grounds are prepared and the pieces are at the site, building the playground is like putting together a puzzle. Volunteers will begin building the playground by 9:00 a.m.

If you are interested in volunteering and/or know people who may be interested, please contact Peggie Stokes at 708-449-4320 or jspeggie@uiuc.edu



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