March 18, 2009

KaBOOM! and Stonyfield Farm Announce $50,000 Playground Grant Winners!

In an amazing display of altruism, a college freshman in Maine helped a Boys and Girls Club collect yogurt lids to win a grant to make their facility more playful. They then teamed up to help total strangers hundreds of miles away build a playground at their elementary school.

This past fall, organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm teamed up with KaBOOM! to provide much-needed places to play for two deserving schools or youth organizations. Through the “Double Play” program, the organization collecting the most specially marked Stonyfield yogurt lids would win a $50,000 grant to build or improve a playspace. The winners would then get to choose a second $50,000 grant recipient from a list of KaBOOM! applicants, chosen on the basis of financial need.

Want to read the full story? (I'd recommend it - it's a good one!) You can see it here.

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