Vote Now For The Solano Playlot!

Richmond’s children need your help now.  Please take a moment to support them by casting a vote now for Richmond’s Solano Playlot to win $25,000 of new play equipment.

You can make an even bigger impact by sharing this appeal with anyone who cares about cares about kids having safe and inspiring places to play – please forward this appeal to at least 10 friends, and once you’ve cast your vote, click the buttons at the bottom of the kaboom web page to share it on Facebook and Twitter.  You can vote once every 24 hours, so please cast your vote today and every day until the contest ends on October 15.

The Solano Playlot made it to the final round with more than 600 parks nationally competing, thanks to months of organizing by neighbors to share stories and photos and earn points for the park.  Even more amazing, Solano Playlot is one of the only parks in the finals not affiliated with a school, library or other entity that has an organized parent base.  In this final round, 3 of the 10 parks who get the most votes will win new cutting edge play equipment, which was recently featured in an opinion piece in the New York Times, so please cast your vote now.

The Solano Playlot is in a diverse neighborhood in Richmond, California with more than 800 children, and is one of the only unpaved play spaces for kids.  The nearest elementary school’s grounds are completely paved, making this the play destination for hundreds of neighborhood children. Sadly, the play equipment in the Solano Playlot is more than 50 years old, dangerous and in disrepair, as the photos on our website show.  In April, concerned neighbors created an organization, Solano PLAY, and officially adopted the playlot.  We were awarded a grant for $10,000 to begin improvements. We are working to revitalize the park and make it a center of community activity and play for people of all ages and abilities.

The many kids who use this park need your help.  Please take a moment to vote, forward this email to 10 friends, family members, coworkers or neighbors, and once you’ve cast your vote, click the buttons at the bottom of the kaboom web page to share it on Facebook and Twitter.  Anyone can vote – you do not need to live in or near Richmond to help make a difference for these kids.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Sincerely,
Melanie Myers
Solano PLAY
info@solanoplay.org
www.solanoplay.org

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