Building community-focused playgrounds
KaBOOM! is a non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child. By partnering with KaBOOM!, Foresters is able to make a direct, positive impact on children and their families by both financially supporting and participating in playground builds.
According to a research study commissioned by Foresters and KaBOOM! and conducted by Harris Interactive in January 2011, time spent at a community playground is valuable to families, with 77% of parents agreeing that spending more time at a playground increases a family’s sense of well-being. Furthermore, three-quarters of respondents wish their family had time to visit a playground more often.
Since Foresters exists to enhance the well-being of families, and KaBOOM! revitalizes communities with brand new playgrounds for families to enjoy, the partnership is a natural fit.
That’s why we have invested more than $7 million dollars with KaBOOM!. Together we have built or planned nearly 100 playgrounds across North America since 2006, which will eventually give more than 2.6 million children and their families a safe, happy place to play.
But we didn’t do it alone.
More than 2500 Foresters members have volunteered at playground builds since 2006 - rolling up their sleeves, mixing concrete, shovelling mulch and assembling play equipment - all in an effort to build wonderful play spaces in just a single day.
Starting in 2012, KaBOOM! and Foresters plan to offer Fun Family Projects where members like you can organize local projects based on local needs.
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Here’s where you come in!
The spirit of volunteerism is the cornerstone of Foresters purpose. We are so thankful to have many dedicated members who are as committed as we are to making a difference in the lives of families and the communities where they live.
We know that strong, healthy families make strong, healthy communities. And that benefits us all.
So, are you interested in getting involved in volunteer work through Foresters? We would love to have your support!
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