I need your help. I am working with the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation to raise $320,000 in private contributions to make an All-Abilities Playground a reality in Walnut Creek.
The playground will be a place that embraces all children, including those with physical or developmental limitations, and will give every child a chance to play with his or her siblings and friends. It will open in October 2014.
You can learn more at www.WCCivicPride.org. The playground is being developed by the City with dedicated park funds and funds from the County. Of course, the City’s park improvement funds are limited, so private contributions are needed to provide for benches and shade structures, for bricks to complete the main entrance to the playground, and for special play features. The private contributions also will ensure that critical play zones have the shock-absorbent, resilient surface that provides for optimal safety and full accessibility for all children.
Our plan is to raise the $320,000 in private funds by March 31, 2014. I hope that you will join me in my efforts. Here is how you can help:
1) Make a donation of any amount by visiting the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation website, www.WCCivicPride.org. If you wish to make a donation of $100 or $250 you can recognize an individual or family with a commemorative brick. Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized as Major Donors on the donor wall,
2) Help spread the word. Send this email to your friends, family members or community groups you are involved with. This wonderful community project will help celebrate Walnut Creek’s Centennial and welcome all the children of our community and their families for years to come.
Please contact me if you need additional information.