Inclusive Playground for San Antonio (South-East)

Dear Friends,
Help us build an inclusive playground where children with disabilities can play together with their peers and friends. This will be the only playground of its kind in the Southside of San Antonio that is open to the community.

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A place where all children can play.
Help us build an inclusive playground where children with disabilities can play together with their peers and friends. This will be the only playground of its kind in the Southside of San Antonio that is open to the community.

Play is an important part of a child's development.
Through play, children develop social, physical and problem-solving skills. However, children with disabilities often lack places to play. This is especially true in the South-side of San Antonio; an area declared to be a very low opportunity area for children (according to DiversityDataKids.org.) Furthermore, we are in an area identified by the federal government as economically depressed (East-side Promise Zone). A community survey estimates that there are more than 1000 children with disabilities in Baptist Temple's immediate vicinity (Highland Park).

Loneliness.
Often times social isolation can be more painful to live with than the physical or development disabilities themselves. Many kids with disabilities spend less than two hours a week with their peers outside of the classroom. A study by the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor shows that 53% of disabled kids have no friends.

Everyone benefits.
Inclusive playgrounds allow children of different ability levels to play together. They can inspire mutual understanding, friendships, and a real sense of community.  Children who learn to play with children of all ability levels will be more prepared for our diverse world.

Donations

  • Mindy Long 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Carolyn Waund 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Kenneth Anderson 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Karla Sanmiguel 
    • $10 
    • 8 mos
  • Ana Esparza 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Baptist Temple Playground Team (4)

Xavier S 
Organizer
Raised $85 from 3 donations
San Antonio, TX
Baptist Temple Inclusive Playground 
Beneficiary
Jonathan J-Nest Clark 
Team member
Raised $630 from 9 donations
Jorge Zayasbazan 
Team member
Raised $375 from 12 donations
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