KaBoom Community Build Day...Play Matters!
This is the story of a Baltimore inner city community who came together to build a playground in just 6 hours! And let me say it was an amazing and success feat to witness and be a part of. This playground was built down on North Monroe Street in Baltimore, MD. The build day was made possible by Light Health & Wellness, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and KaBoom, 3 wonderful non-profit organizations. KaBoom is a national organization dedicated to ensuring that children, particularly American children living in poverty, get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. There were so many volunteers, sponsors, and residents of the community that came together to make this effort possible. Councilman Nick Mosby and other city and state officials even stopped by to contribute and lend a helping hand! The volunteers arrived at 8:30am and the ribbon was cut around 3:00pm, isn’t that amazing?! I was so glad to be able to document this wonderful event. The day was filled with hard work, positivity, laughter, joy, fun, and an overall spirit of teamwork. The children of this community will have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful top of the line playground for years to come.