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Saturday
Jul252009

Giving Back, NOLA Style

While in New Orleans recently my family took the opportunity to give something back to the local community by helping out with a community playground rebuild project in my sister's neighbourhood.

The old playground was becoming a little delapidated, and was still suffering damage from Hurricane Katrina nearly 4 years ago.

The rebuild was facilitated by Kaboom, an organisation who partner with local volunteers to make such projects happen because they "passionately believe that play has purpose, and that unstructured play in particular helps make children happier, fitter, smarter, more socially adept and creative".

What the photos don't show is that all this happened in heat approaching 40 degrees with high humidity!

We had a great time, and look forward to hearing of the local community getting to use the playground in a couple weeks time when the concrete has set.

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