Amway/KABOOM! Build Dream Playground

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Amway/KABOOM! Build Dream Playground

Dreams became reality for the students of Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology
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Playground ribbon cutting at Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology.

Amway employees volunteer their time to build a playground in one day.

Amway employees, with the assistance of KABOOM!, construct the playgroung of a child's dreams.

Amway employees enjoy the reward of their hard work and teambuilding efforts.

Eight hours later - a "dream playground" is born.

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:00am

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Two months ago, Amway shared the story of local youth designing the playground of their dreams.

Those dreams became reality for the students of Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology.

More than 300 volunteers from Amway, Ellington Academy, local residents and organizers from KaBOOM! joined forces to bring the dream to life in a single day.

A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult.

And when a playground is made with local hands and feet, it also creates a sense of ownership and pride that can bind a community together.

Congratulations to anyone who sketched ideas, provided funds, shoveled mulched, assembled parts, tightened screws, served meals or rallied volunteers … and to those who have already made this play space their own.

Thanks to Julie Boehr for sharing this story. You can see more pictures on our photostream.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Social Impact & Volunteering | Volunteers | amway one by one | amyway | grandrapids | kaboom! | playground

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