Driving Change in the Community

I love driving change so much I don’t just champion it at work and on this blog. I’m also putting it to work in my community.

I am the president of a group formed to bring a beyond accessible playground to my community.

Today, special needs children (especially those with mobility challenges) must travel 40 minutes each way to play at a playground.  The hardship of the trip means these kids get to play on a playground only once or twice a year.

Our goal is to quickly build a playground for people of all abilities right in our community.

Within one year of our founding, we’ve created strong partnerships with our city and key non-profits, and have received $162,000 in community development block grant funds.

When people comment on the project they note the speed with which it has progressed.

They ask what makes this project so successful.  Certainly, the fact that it is all about helping special needs children play is compelling, but I think another big reason is how we’ve approached the change.

Rather than finding a leverage point and whipping our city into providing the park, we stepped forward to lead everyone over the challenges together.

If you’d like to help us bring a beyond accessible playground to my little community, visit: http://hollyridge.org/playgrnd.htm

For only $20 you can help us make the kids’ dreams of accessible play come true, and prove that people driving change together can change a community.

Why not try?  Imagine the smiles you could help create if you choose to drive this change with us.



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