Friday, March 20, 2015

Carlos Playground Project

Who remembers playing on the playground when you were in elementary school? I know I do. 
The swings were my favorite, but of course I enjoyed all of the equipment. When school was out for the summer the neighborhood kids still used the equipment to play and have fun. That's also how things work at Carlos Elementary School in Carlos, MN.
 It's a small, close knit town, with great people, and a wonderful school. However... the playground equipment is in much need of replacement. Some of the equipment is almost as old as I am, and I'm no spring chicken.

Fortunately they have been able to raise some of the funds, and have a community build day set up to install the new equipment. Unfortunately, they only have approximately 11 weeks left to raise the remainder of the funds needed to move forward.

Below you will find some information about the project and a link to the GiveForward page. Please, remember, no amount is too small. Every single dollar counts! If you can't give monetarily PLEASE share this blog post, their GiveForward site. Tweet, Pin, Like, share on Facbook, Stumble, G+, everything and anything to get their cause seen will help. 

The much-loved Carlos Elementary playground is in need of renovation and repair.

"Our goal is to create a space that increases physical challenge, social activity, and accessibility, and addresses safety issues. We are looking for philanthropic partners to help us complete this project. Please give careful consideration to include the Carlos Playground project in your giving.

The Carlos school has been serving families in our area since 1978. With capital investments being made by our school district and our community, we know Carlos will continue to serve students for many years to come. The playground is a community amenity that is accessed year-round, seven days a week. It is an important community space that is utilized by many.

Access to a quality local elementary school adds value to our community by attracting families to live in the area. The education our students receive is among the best in the state. Our teachers provide highly individualized attention to our students, and our students work hard. Carlos’ standardized test scores are among the highest in our district and are consistently over the state averages.

Please help us complete this project by contributing. Due to some of the safety concerns, we are looking to complete the June of this year. Your donation dollars would be put to work right way."

For more information, updates, to donate and to share please CLICK HERE

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  1. Thanks for the post. We have been working hard to raise the money and appreciate the help!

    1. You're very welcome L.K.! Let me know if I can help in any other way!

  2. I hope they're able to raise the money needed. Will tweet and share as much as I can!

    1. Thank you so much 2justByou! I appreciate it and I know they will too!