Service Opportunity! Help Build an “All-Abilities Park”
The Friends of Missoula Parks has raised over $380,000 toward building Montana’s first, large-scale, universally accessible playground! They are in their final stretch of fundraising, and they are calling upon Girl Scouts to help with the planning and building. Check out their message below:
The All-Abilities Playground is nearing construction in spring 2014 and must cut our ribbon by the end of June, in McCormick Park in downtown Missoula. I would love to connect with local GS leaders to learn about involving the girls in our community playground build, sensory garden, and fun ability awareness activities. It might be a great opportunity for them to engage in some service and also gain skills and confidence interacting with persons with disabilities of all kinds.
We are also seeking to close a fundraising gap, and would love to permanently recognize the Girl Scouts at the playground site, if there were cookie funds available to be donated to the cause. We have found that children love being part of a cause they can directly relate to (play!), and that their natural instincts toward fairness and inclusion really shine as they grow passionate about the project.
To volunteer or to get more information about helping, contact Jenny from The All-Abilities Playground Project Committee, Friends of Missoula Parks. Her cell #: (406) 838-6752