Since the partnership began in 2006, Foresters has invested more than U.S. $11.5 million with KaBOOM! to build 134 playgrounds in communities across North America.
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Foresters Financial™ is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Foresters provides life insurance, savings, and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities.
As a Leadership Partner since 2006, Foresters Financial has collaborated with KaBOOM! to create 164 kid-designed, community-built playspaces in 97 cities and 31 states and provinces across the US and Canada. 2019 proved to be an impactful year and one of many firsts. In addition to building six standard playgrounds, Foresters expanded their portfolio to provide communities with a multitude of play infrastructure solutions including; four Multi-sport Courts, four Foresters spruce-up projects at former sites and one large-scale Adventure Course project.
The playground builds were highlighted by a massive hometown build in Toronto, just minutes from the Foresters headquarters. The project saw 184 Foresters staff working alongside community members from the City of Toronto to move mulch, mix concrete, paint murals and construct playground components at Glamorgan Park. The project culminated with a celebratory barbecue. For those staff unable to attend the playground build, KaBOOM! hosted a series of projects at Foresters offices including the building of little libraries, which were donated to nearby organizations working closely with youth.
A busy year was capped off with an immensely successful Adventure Course build in the City of San Antonio in partnership with the famed Wolfpack Ninjas.
Thanks to the hard work of over 11,600 Foresters members, sales partners and guests for the last thirteen years, Foresters has positively impacted the lives of 5.7 million children by providing them with access to great, safe places 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 partner.
Foresters Financial Playground Builds
Foresters has built playgrounds across the United States and Canada. Together, our volunteers are proud to pour their time and sweat equity into new places for kids to play. Select an image below to meet some of our fantastic volunteers.
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