Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 244

Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! Partner to Increase Play Opportunities for Houston Kids

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 giugno 2018

The Houston community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Sammons Elementary School. In just six hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial™, Sammons Elementary School and the national non-profit KaBOOM! created the new playspace, which will serve more than 1,100 children and their families in the local community for years to come.
“For over 140 years Foresters Financial has focused on our Purpose, which is to help families and strengthen communities,” said Jim Boyle, President and CEO, Foresters Financial. “In 2018 we are excited to complete our 150th playground build with KaBOOM!. This partnership creates safe play areas where families can spend quality time together while developing young bodies and minds. We know the Houston community will use this playground for many years to come.”The design for the new playground is based on drawings created by neighborhood children at a special Design Day event held in April when community members met with organizers from KaBOOM! and Foresters Financial to design their dream playground. The drawings inspired the final playground design.Since 2006, Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! have built 146 beautiful playspaces across 86 cities in 31 states and provinces throughout North America and by the end of 2018, Foresters Financial will have funded more than 150 playgrounds. Thanks to the hard work of over 9,900 Foresters members, sales partners and guests for the last eleven years, we are positively impacting the lives of more than 5 million children by providing them with access to play. Through each new playground, families are better able to spend quality time together right in their own neighborhoods, playing alongside Foresters members and community partners.Play is the business of childhood and is essential to the physical, cognitive, creative, social and emotional development of every kid. It’s how kids build strong muscles and healthy bodies; it’s how they learn problem-solving, conflict resolution and creativity; it’s how they make friends and build strong bonds with adults. Play is critical to a kid’s ability to thrive.Foresters Financial is a KaBOOM! Founding Partner and National Partner. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to ensuring that all kids get the balance and active play they need to thrive.

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