Meadowmere Elementary Playground
As pieces have worn out (and continue to wear out) they are just removed, and not replaced. Even since the filming of our info video here, more pieces have been removed.
The PTA has received quotes of $40,000 for a playground renovation. The kids have been hard at work raising funds for the last couple of years and have raised a little over $8,000 to date. At this rate, it'll be another 5 years before the playground is fixed. While the PTA is busy applying for grants, it's time to go big with the fundraising now!
All our kids want is a fun place to be active and burn energy in the middle of their school day. Help make this playground dream a reality for our kids!
Some of the issues... (some covered in the video, and some not)
Two remaining tire swings are falling apart
Ew. What's growing on the stairs?!
Rusted hole where a tire swing used to hang.
Gravel filling and redistributing needed to cover bare spots left after years of use.
If you would like to donate by check, you may do so! Checks can be made payable to Meadowmere PTA, and write "playground fund" in the memo. Checks can then be mailed to 7010 E. 136th St, Grandview, MO 64030
The good news - the kids at Meadowmere have been hard at work, and have already raised about $7,000 in their various fundraisers and restaurant nights this school year! That brings the playground total up to $15,000 so far (the kids had already raised $8K over the course of a couple of special playground projects in previous years)!
Awesome job! Remember - the ultimate goal is $40K, so we still have a long way to go.
The bad news - the playground is still falling apart. The remaining tire swings have been removed, due to safety concerns (the rusting bars don't really make just replacing the actual tires a wise choice). The question isn't will another piece fail and need to be removed, but when.
Will you give our kids some more "good news" by making a small donation to the fund, and then sharing with your friends? Let's get this project funded and finished before the bulk of these hard working kids move on to Middle School!