Just wanted to post an update.
A big Thank you to Casey Chambers and all the wonderful people at Brewskis...who raised $7600 at a Chive meetup to go towards the playground.
Other playgrounds that have been built have taken years to raise the funds and smooth out all the details, so rest assured this playground will happen. We are moving towards our goal slow and steady, 1 dollar at a time. Everyone who has donated, we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!
Just wanted to provide a little update. We are in the process of obtaining our 501c3 and things are moving pretty slow. Even though we are a "little" ways off of our goal, we are still hopeful once we become a legitimate nonprofit, we will still be able to build our park. We are in no way giving up, it is just taking some time. I want to say Thank you again to all of our supporters, all of you have helped Jaylee see that she alone can make a difference. Thank you!
Just a quick update. We have a lot of exciting things happening behind the scenes right now, and we can't wait to share them with you! Thank you for your continued support!
We need inclusive play!
We need inclusive play
Help us bring an accessible playground to our community, for children of all abilities.
We are in the process of obtaining our nonprofit status, and filing all the paperwork. Thank you for all your donations and for sharing our little dream. I know we are a long way from our goal, but I am confident as soon as we obtain our nonprofit status, things will really begin to take off. This little playground means the world to me, and rest assured I will see it through to the end.
Hello everyone! I will be updating the site with some new information soon. So please keep checking back. Thank you for your support!
HELP!! Hey if anyone knows how to get this campaign more exposure...I am all ears. I know some people are probably sick of seeing it in there news feed, but I am not sure what else to do. I have a few wonderful people working on some things for us, and I am sure they will turn out great! I just want to do all I can! So if you have any ideas, please get in contact with me. Thank you!
Well things have slowed down a little, but that's ok. I will never give up! I wont stop until this park becomes a reality. I would just like to thank everyone again for sharing and donating.
We have raised over $4000 dollars! Jaylee, Deacon and I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts!! We have some big news coming soon!! I can't wait to share it with all of you! Keep checking back and please keep sharing!! Thank you!!
I have been in touch with a few key people at Ogden city about: location, grants, and even the idea of expansion to our little project. I have also been in touch with a few big companies about the possibility of sponsorship to our project. A lot of exciting things are happening. With your continued support we can make this little dream a reality! This project is going to be beneficial to so many children, this park is not just for Jaylee, she has just been my personal inspiration to get this project moving forward.
I know the page is showing 3 months, but this site was only shared with the public last night!! Thank you everyone for the donations thus far and also for sharing this with your friends and family. This is happening...I cant believe it!! Thank you so much!
Every child deserves a playground! Jaylee's park will be a community wide volunteer effort to build the first fully-inclusive and accessible playground in Weber County. A place where children can come together for a one-of-a-kind, shoulder-to-shoulder play experience, where ALL children can come together, interact, be included and grow, through the gift of play.
We invite you to be part of this effort, and to learn more about the need of an 'Inclusive Playground' in our community.
I started this venture for my own personal reasons, I will start off by telling you those first.
Every time I took Jaylee to the park, I had to help her get everywhere she wanted to go, and this was fine when she was younger. As she got older, she got embarrassed when I had to help, so she would rather not do certain things. This was just the beginning.
I went to Jaylee's school to have lunch with her one afternoon. When we finished eating, I walked her to the playground and said goodbye. I sat there and watched from a distance for a while. She just rolled along the blacktop, doing wheelies, and occasionally interacting with the kids as they left the playground.
She could not join them, because she couldnt even get to the playground, the sand and woodchips make it very difficult for people with disabilities to access a playground.
No child deserves to play alone at recess. I have to change this...I will change this. Cities, Schools, the State, and even the Government have no plans of changing the playgrounds to make them accessible. Its up to US...WE have to make the change!!
I started this venture for my own personal reasons, but I will see it through to the end for EVERY child whose ABILITIES are just a little different. Jaylee's ParkJaylee's Facebook