Coming soon to War Memorial Park in Yonkers, NY

Coming soon to War Memorial Park in Yonkers, NY

War Memorial Park is a focal point in this densely populated Getty Square neighborhood. This City of Yonkers park is a place where neighbors share in community and sporting events. And now, coming this June, we are donating a new Kompan playground designed for children ages 2-12. The new equipment will give the children a safe place to swing, spin, climb and slide. Hoping for a sunny day for our community build.

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Learning to Swim in Yonkers

Learning to Swim in Yonkers

Learning is filled with splashes, laughter, and for those new to the water – a touch of nervous excitement. We are thrilled to sponsor children from the Westhab Dayspring Community Center after school program for Learn to Swim instruction at the Yonkers, NY, YMCA. We want all children to experience safe and active play, whether it be on land or “sea”. These children are having an amazing time while learning an essential life...

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School 12 loves their new playground

School 12 loves their new playground

The children at School 12 were glad the stormy weather did not stop us from building their new playground. Though we had to cancel the Community Build due to the pending storm, Alexandra’s family and Kompan worked through the day. With food provided by School 12, and tools from NJCDC, everyone was energized to get the job done. We are so thankful that NJCDC volunteers from AmeriCorps came out during the week to finish setting the...

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New Playground at Konbit Bibliyotek in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

New Playground at Konbit Bibliyotek in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Konbit Biblyotek Site Soley is a special community library project in Site Soleil, an extremely impoverished community in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The children love having a safe place to run and play after reading and hanging out in the library. According to Site Soley, the grass roots efforts of “a group of young artists and intellectuals” have led to the building of a new library, Konbit Bibliyotek Site Soley. “This project...

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Paterson School 8 builds a new playground

Paterson School 8 builds a new playground

The energy of more than 125 volunteers drowned out the drizzle on Sunday, June 10, 2018 as they built our 25th Alexandra’s Playground. It took the efforts of many to help this playground come to life, our 5th in Paterson. Sending big shout outs to the administration of Paterson Public Schools, and New Jersey Community Development Corporation. Volunteers were treated to a delicious home made lunch organized by the PTO. The playground by...

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Help us win “A Community Thrives” Grant

Help us win “A Community Thrives” Grant

We are competing in USA Today’s Challenge to win up to $100,000!! With the grant money we will build an Alexandra’s Playground, by Kompan, for students at another Paterson Public School, in a low-income urban community where they do not have access to safe and active play. With your help we have a good shot at this. You can even create your own fundraising page! We are so grateful for your support! Please visit our contest page to...

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