The Rebuild Texas Fund and KABOOM! partnered to invest $3.8 million to create 57 great, safe places to play in Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The Rebuild Texas Fund is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, established to support the rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They work alongside organizations within the affected communities that are making an impact in the following six focus areas: community and economic development; health; housing; education and childcare; transportation and workforce; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.
Ensuring that kids have safe places to play is critical to helping families and communities heal during times of recovery, as they continue to deal with the stress of lost homes, lost loved ones and lost routines. By creating and providing 57 playspaces, this work will help kids and communities continue to regain a sense of normalcy, and make play an easier choice for families.
Overall, the partnership will lead 27 community-designed playspace projects and award 30 creative play products, Imagination Playground™ and Rigamajig®, to organizations across 41 counties in Southeast Texas, providing new opportunities to play for more than 145,000 kids over the next generation.
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Rebuild Texas Fund and KABOOM! helps communities rebuild places to play in the aftermath of disasters