The FPG playground needs your help!

$29,925 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 192 people in 6 months
Created October 25, 2018
The playground at Frank Porter Graham Bilingual Elementary was devastated by hurricanes Florence and Michael. The already aging playground structures were damaged and the fencing that kept the playground secure was lost. Our children still do not have access to play structures and, on many days, their recess does not include physical exercise. Because the playground sits in the flood plain, this kind of disaster is likely to repeat.

The playground is so critical for the social and physical development of our children that the FPG PTA is making it the focus of our 2018 End of Year Giving Campaign. We are raising money both to replace the aging and damaged structures and to implement environmental improvements so that the playground will recover faster from future flood events like this one. This multi-year project will carry a total cost of over $400,000. To help us get off to the best possible start in 2019, we are setting an ambitious donation goal this holiday season:

Our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of 2018

Reaching our $100,000 goal will enable the following playground improvements in 2019:

* Install new play features to replace the aging K-2 structure
* Reroute the walking track
* Address the drainage and erosion issues that plague the entire playground
* Provide seating for outdoor instruction
* Condition the grass playing/soccer fields to enable easier maintenance

Your donation, large or small, can make a big difference in the physical and emotional well-being of our children.

Thank you from all of the teachers, parents, and children at FPGB elementary.

Playground Renovation Plan 
Project Budget 

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El patio de recreos en Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Escuela Primaria fue seriamente afectado por los huracanes Florence y Michael. 
Las estructuras ya envejecidas del patio de recreos se dañaron aún más y tambiénse perdió la cerca que mantenía el patio de recreo seguro. Nuestros niños aún no tienen acceso a las estructuras de juego y, durante muchos días, su recreo no incluye el ejercicio físico. Debido a que el patio de recreo se encuentra en la llanura de inundación, es probable que este tipo de desastre se repita.

El PTA de FPGB considera que el patio de recreo es crítico para el óptimo desarrollo social y físico de nuestros niños, por lo tanto es el foco de nuestra Campaña de Donaciones de Fin de Año 2018. Planeamos recaudar dinero no sólo para reemplazar las estructuras de juegos dañadas y envejecidas, sino también para implementar mejoras ambientales que permitan la pronta recuperación del terreno en caso de futuros eventos de inundación como éstos. Este será un proyecto de varios años y tendrá un costo total de más de $ 400,000. Para que podamos comenzar de la mejor manera posible en 2019, nos propusimos un ambicioso objetivo de donación para este fin de año:

 Nuestro objetivo es recaudar $100,000 para fines de 2018.

Si alcanzamos nuestra meta de $100,000 podremos implementar las siguientes mejoras en el 2019:

* Instalar nuevas accesorios de juegos para reemplazar la estructura K-2 envejecida
* Reubicar la pista de caminatas
* Abordar los problemas de drenaje y erosión que afectan a todo el parque infantil
* Instalar asientos para la instrucción al aire libre
* Acondicionar la zona de césped (para fútbol y otros juego) para facilitar su mantenimiento

Su donación, grande o pequeña, puede hacer una gran diferencia en el el bienestar físico y emocional de nuestros hijos.

Gracias de parte de todos los maestros, padres y niños de la escuela primaria FPGB.

Plan de renovación de patio de recreo 
Presupuesto del proyecto 

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At 5pm on #GivingTuesday, we have raised an amazing $29,835 from 127 GoFundMe and 31 offline donors for the FPG playground!


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**** Free signed prints will be given to our first 100 #GivingTuesday donors - there are still several prints left to claim! (7.5"x 15" of Laurel Falls in the Smokies - pictured here)****
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Last night we passed an important milestone in our FPG Playground fundraising campaign - we have now raised over $10,000 from 98 GoFundMe donors!

Today, on #GivingTuesday, please help us double your donation:


Return to our GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/manage/fpgb-playground and use the social media buttons to Share or Tweet our campaign to your social network.

Every share gets us one step closer to our $100K goal.

Christina Burch
FPG Playground Committee &
1st grade mom
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$29,925 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 192 people in 6 months
Created October 25, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
PTA North Carolina Congress (Frank P Graham Elem School Pta)
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Chapel Hill, NC
EIN: 581595686
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