Teaming up with the Magic in Orlando

Apr 22, 2011

Guest blogger Jaida Vaught shares her experience from a playground building project in Orlando.

How many people can actually say that they helped build a playground in a day? Now, I can. And even gained new friends along the way.

On April 8, Amway One by One and the Orlando Magic partnered with KaBOOM! to build a playground in the Orlando community, so kids in the neighborhood have a great space to play.

At the beginning of the day, all the volunteers gathered around the stage to hear the project leader tell us about the build. She said that by the end of the day, we would have a beautiful, functional playground.

At first, I was apprehensive about getting it all done. But, it didn’t take long to realize that it wouldn’t be a problem. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and immediately got to work.

Between shoveling dirt, painting murals, assembling jungle gyms and laying down pavement, the playground came to fruition right before our eyes. By 2:00 in the afternoon, the playground was … well, a playground.

This former patch of dirt will now host the energies and imaginations of many, many children. And I’m so happy to have been a part of it!

  • 3 Comments

    • Carrie Leovy says:

      What a beautiful day of playground building and community building! Three cheers for the spirited Amway and Orlando Magic teams that helped lead the hands-on construction of this kid-designed playground!

    • fikriye gülcemal says:

      amway ailesi bende BURSA- türkiyede amway ailesinin bir üyesiyim.yani serbest girişimciyim.sizlerin faaliyetlerini gördükçe mutlu oluyorum ve bizde neden bu şekilde faaliyetler içinde olamadığımız için de üzülüyorum.sizleri tebrik ediyor ve amway ailesinin diğer fertleri ilede tanışmak istiyorum.ingilizce bilmiyorum.teşekkürler.ALLAH HEPİMİZİN YARDIMCISI OLSUN VE ELMAS LİDER OLMAYI NASİP ETSİN İNŞEALLAH.

    • Christina Lebo says:

      I used to work for Home Depot for 2 years, until I lost my job. I volunteered my time all of the time when Kaboom was putting together a project for a local community. Would love to get involved again! Cheers!

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