More than 200 volunteers from The Home Depot, Peyton Forest Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools, and organizers from the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! will join together Thursday morning to build a state-of-the-art, 2,500 square foot playground, outdoor classrooms and construct artistic murals, in one day. The playground will provide a safe, fun environment for the children in the community. The project will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a “board-cutting” ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
It will mark the second KaBOOM! playground build this fall, after the Fickett Elementary playground build earlier in the month. (Check out that event here.)
The playground is funded through a $61,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation along with a $7,500 contribution from Peyton Forest Elementary and Atlanta Public Schools. As a founding partner of KaBOOM!, The Home Depot provides financial support, materials and numerous volunteers for play space projects across North America as part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities its stores serve.
In 2009, The Home Depot became the official Sustainability Partner of KaBOOM!. Both organizations will work together to make sure each playground project is as environmentally friendly as possible as well as educate children and communities about this important issue. For this project, all materials will be recycled and any unused materials remaining after the completion of the build will be donated to other organizations. The build will also incorporate sustainable trees and shrubs to the surrounding playspace area.