As part of the KaBOOM! model, the playground is designed by the children and parents that will use it. To make that possible, KaBOOM!, Peter Paul, and The CarMax Foundation hosted a Design Day on March 29. The team set up a room at the Center where a group of students first gathered to dream big about their visions for a playground at Peter Paul. They drew images which were then used in the parent session. After the children’s portion of Design Day, Peter Paul parents and staff members gathered to use the students’ drawings as inspiration to develop outlines for three possible playground designs. The adult portion is an important element of this project, as it gives parents and community members the chance to participate so that the playground can truly be by and for the community. We are so excited for the next big step, which will be to actually build the playground on June 7! We need YOU to help us build! If you are available to volunteer that day, please reach out to Rosemary Jones – or register online by clicking here .How do I sign up? From the Peter Paul Development Center FB page: Who: A total of approximately 200 volunteers from CarMax, Peter Paul Development Center and KaBOOM!. Work is available for volunteers of all levels of skill and ability. **Please note – All youth under the state’s legal working age of 16 will be welcome to participate in youth activities but will not be able to participate in building in playground the construction areas.** When: Thursday June 7th from 7:45 to 3:00 PM Where: Peter Paul Development Center, 1702 N. 22nd Street, Richmond, VA 23223 What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and water will be provided. Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that require them. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt to wear during the project at the registration table. What to Wear: The playground build will happen rain or shine. Please come dressed for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don’t mind getting dirty are advisable. Please leave valuables at home as secure storage is not available on site.
Featured Image- Peter Paul Development Center Peter Paul is building a playground! This amazing project is a collaboration with KaBOOM!, The CarMax Foundation, Peter Paul, and the East End community. The April 2018 Peter Paul eNews goes further into detail: