Playground/Park Project at OKOCC

$20,012 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 31 months
Old King's Orchard Community Center (OKOCC) is located in the Old King's Orchard inner-city neighborhood in Decatur, Illinois.  Through the generous funding of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and the "KaBOOM!" organization, we have the opportunity to receive a beautiful new playground to be used by OKOCC families and anyone in the neighborhood and community.  This is an incredible opportunity for our neighborhood because we have a lack of safe play areas for children.  The community is being asked to participate in all areas of the planning, design, and building of the playground, which will be completed by the end of September.
Our fundraising goal is set at $10,000.  In order to receive the playground (valued at over $85,000), we must raise 10% or $8,500.  The additional $1,500 is money that will be used toward maintenance and replacing the ground surfacing as needed.  Any amount that you can give to help us reach this goal will be much appreciated!
Anyone who is interested in helping with this project in any way is encouraged to look us up on Facebook and/or give us a call at (217)428-2782.   Thank you!
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EXCITING UPDATE!
Sorry for the delay in updating. We are five days away from the much-anticipated Build Day. Our fundraising minimum requirement was $8,500. We set a goal of $10,000 so that we could have a little reserve for maintenance and possibly an extra project for the park. Our outstanding supporters have far surpassed any amount we had imagined....as of TONIGHT we have raised $20,012. Can you believe it? Many thanks to all of you who contributed and who have spread the word about this project. We are very excited for Saturday and will be sure to invite everyone to come check out all the new features of the Peace Park!
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Our support is trickling in, and we are very thankful. We have nine days left to raise a few thousand dollars more. Every bit adds up! Please continue to spread the word and help us reach this goal.
Anyone who is available to help us on BUILD DAY Saturday, September 26, we would like for you to sign up now! All skill levels are welcome - there is plenty of work for the skilled laborer as well as those who have never even built a paper airplane! If you can message us through either OKO Facebook page or contact anyone involved with the playground project, we will get you signed up. Thank you so much!
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Thanks to all who have supported so far. We are off to a good start, but hope to gain momentum! Donations made to this project are tax deductible, so please continue to share and help us spread the word. No donation is too small!
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Tonight, 8/4/15, we hosted a very productive Design Day at OKOCC. Several "Play Experts" (AKA young children) attended and gave their expert advice on the very best possible playground. After dinner, many community partners, neighborhood residents, and helpful collaborators came together to map out a plan for making this playground a reality. Thank you to all who have been involved, and we welcome anyone else who is interested in joining our team. Stay tuned for information about committees and various ways that we need additional support.
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$20,012 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 31 months
Created August 3, 2015
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We had a bag of change totaling $11.50 donated to the cause by a very sweet and generous elderly woman.

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