Playgrounds for Kids

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Hi, our names are Sam, Leanne, Johnny, Fern, Fabian, Kevin, and Colin, and together we are on a mission to build playgrounds for underprivileged kids. In 2018, with your help,  we hope to install 5 playgrounds in Cambodia for underprivilaged children. Below is how and why we fell in love with this initiative. 

While in Southeast Asia we met with some fantastic charitable organizations such as Room for Read, Habitat for Humanity, and Child’s Dream , and explored ways to get involved. 

Child’s Dream brought us an unexpected and unique sponsorship opportunity – to build a playground for for underprivilaged kids (many orphans) in a rural area of Cambodia.

In Cambodia, most people live in extreme poverty and have very few options to get educated and improve their standard of life.. Cambodian’s are absolutely wonderful people, with the beautiful souls and big hearts.

When we went over to Cambodia in February to help with the installation, our hearts were swept away. Dozens of local children showed to help with the installation in any way they could to make the playground a reality. Afterwards, while watching these joyful kids playing, and we had a huge realization... 

What is childhood like without “play”? What would school have been without recess? How would we have developed if we didn’t have the opportunity to play with other youths, to bond, and to feel like a kid? 

Perhaps this is one of the most important aspects of a person’s development, and we all take for granted because most of us had access to playgrounds, sports, and toys growing up.

We had to think what this could mean to a generation on a larger scale. The difference in a generation having access to a playground and growing up together laughing, playing, bonding with each other, compared to a generation that would not?

Our mission is to build as many playgrounds as possible in Cambodia over the next few years and then scale to more countries. 

Its costs $3,000 per playground, which  includes land grants, the equipment, the construction team, and ongoing maintenance. In 2016 we installed one (all these picture and videos!). In 2018, we will personally be contributing 2 playgrounds, and with your help, we hope to install more than 5.  

100% the money raised will to Child's Dream and be directly used for the playgrounds i.e. $9,000 = 3 playgrounds. Every little bit helps, and we and especially the kids will be forever grateful.

If you are looking to make a larger tax deductible contribution please let us know. 

Thanks for your time, and we hope you join our mission in building playgrounds for underprivileged kids in 2018.

p.s. we will be installing the playgrounds in February 2018. If you'd like to join, please let us know.

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Greetings wonderful supporters! We are just circling back around with the photos of the completed playgrounds and a few including a couple additional ones of the installations.

One of the locals on the ground there just wrote in to say to us

"All the playgrounds were settled and the kids are so much enjoy playing, the first time they have these thing in their school, can you imagine? And to experience for the first time totally full of kids hanging around together"

It's wonderful to see these completed and bringing joy to nearly 1000 kids and that of for many many more in the future. All made possible because of you! With that, this will be the final update we send out on the campaign and project, but if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us. Our sincere gratitude to you all for taking part!
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Great news, all of the 5 playgrounds were successfully installed last week! Here are a few photos during the installations. We are just waiting another couple days for the concrete to settle before the children have full access to the playgrounds, then we will circulate some new photos to everyone of the completed project with the kids. Thanks again for your support!
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Hi everyone! In just two weeks, the team on the ground in Cambodia is set to install the 5 playgrounds! On January 22nd, setting out from Siem Reap, the team will reach the Battambang province and will install the playgrounds over 4 consecutive days. 3 of the wonderful supporters will join for the installation. We are really excited for this to be complete and to have made a positive impact in the region. We know the kids will love the new addition you all generously provided, and its a great way to start off their year with smiles. Thanks again for making this happen and we look forward to sharing some photos at the end of the month upon a successful completion to the project.
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Hey everyone, the locations and date are set! We will be building the playgrounds in the Battambang province of Cambodia. It is located in the NW of the country and is the largest rice producing region in Cambodia. We will be building the playgrounds as additions to primary schools in the area, so the children will have access to the playground now for recess and after school. You can see a few more details on the attached sheet. It stats me as the donor for simplicity but obviously this is YOU ALL! The tentative date will be January 12 - 15, 2018. If you are interested in joining, please let me know. And if not this year, we hope to continue the effort in years to come and would be thrilled for you to join for future installation. Thanks again for all your support and we will plan on sending the next update with photos of the playgrounds installed.
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$7,305 of $7,300 goal

Raised by 68 people in 19 months
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Created May 28, 2017
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