Dear volunteers and donors:
Tiny Tots Main now has a wonderful new playground where children can play on new equipment designed for exercise and the development of motor skills. A wonderful nonprofit organization called KaBOOM! has awarded Tiny Tots a grant to fund part of the playground construction. Additional support was provided by the AMGEN Foundation.
Thank you very much for all of the time, resources, and energy you gave to the playground build day on Saturday, June 5, 2010. The playground project was a collaboration between Tiny Tots Development Center and KaBOOM!, and was sponsored by the Amgen Foundation. Your efforts will make a real difference to the health and well-being of the South Seattle children we serve. Over 200 volunteers joined us between 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. to install playground equipment and build benches, a shaded seating area for infants, picnic tables, planter boxes, and more. It was wonderful to see everyone working together and the new playground and seating areas look beautiful. The teachers and staff of Tiny Tots Development Center look forward to seeing the delighted smiles on the children’s faces as soon as the concrete is set, all of the finishing work is complete, and the playground can be opened for play!
Participating Organizations (in alphabetical order)
- American Federation of Teachers
- Black Student Union of the University of Washington
- Fred Meyer
- Garfield High School Alumni
- Pepsi Bottling Co.
- Phi Beta Sigma
- Seed of Life Childcare
- The AMGEN Foundation
- Tiny Tots Development Center employees
- Tiny Tots Development Center parents
- United States Navy – Naval Station Everett
- Unity Church of God in Christ
- Zeta Phi Beta
Tiny Tots Development Center sincerely thanks everyone who donated time, energy, food, funds, and effort to the playground project! Our apologies to anyone we may have forgotten to include on this list; we do appreciate your generosity and interest in this playground project.
KaBOOM! is a national program that helps community organizations build playgrounds. The AMGEN Foundation is also providing essential support for the playground project.
The Amgen Foundation (http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html) seeks to advance science education; improve patient access to quality care; and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. Since 1991, the Foundation has made more than $140 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways, and those that provide disaster relief efforts internationally.
Tiny Tots Development Center’s new construction effort is the result of a seven-year-long planning and fundraising effort by the TTDC Board of Directors and Mrs. Helen Hicks, who founded TTDC in 1969. Financing for the new Tiny Tots East Campus – Helen Hicks Building and Tiny Tots Main playground was made possible with assistance from the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund. We greatly appreciate your support!
- We invite you to become familiar with Kaboom! and the playground project by visiting our project web page: http://projects.kaboom.org/projects/452