December 17, 2009

KaBOOM! featured charity on Bob Vila's blog

Bob VilaTo celebrate the holiday season, legendary home improvement expert Bob Vila is featuring 10 worthy charities on his blog, and KaBOOM! is included! The entry's author, known on the site simply as "Ben," praises KaBOOM! not only for its overall mission, but for the variety of in-depth, instructional content we offer on our website. Here's a snippet:

Although the organization is itself credited with building hundreds of playgrounds across the country each year, KaBOOM! wisely concluded that the best way to achieve their stated goal would be to empower communities to build playgrounds themselves. To wit, KaBOOM's website has become a treasure trove of knowledge and resources for those communities and neighborhoods big on initiative but short on know-how. Everything from fundraising ideas to surface preparation to actual playground plans can be found at 

The rest of the post is a great read, too. Ben writes about his experiences growing up near a playground and participating in a playground build in his neighborhood. Go check it out!

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