Darell Hammond, KaBOOM! CEO, recently blogged about great corporations giving back to their communities on the Case Foundation's website. Here's a snippet:
Throughout the history of KaBOOM!, we have spoken passionately about community building – through the process of building playgrounds, our partners achieve something greater for their community. We have always believed that getting engaged through volunteer service matters. And now, more than ever, we are hearing from more organizations looking for ways they can join this game.
Many organizations tell you that this year is a challenge of extreme proportions. In many ways, I agree. But I prefer to focus on the silver lining.
Working hand-in-hand with communities nationwide, KaBOOM! corporate partners have always had an opportunity to do more than write a check. Our partners have the unique opportunity to participate in the creation of a tangible legacy project that is meaningful to both the organization it serves and the volunteers who help build it. On any given KaBOOM! project, the collective sweat equity of 200 volunteers literally builds a playground from the ground up - these spectacular days of service are days that our partners never forget.