On Nov. 15, families, community members, and employees of funding partner Newell Brands will come together for one day to create a safe, community-built playspace at the school. The playground will be designed by experts— the kids, of course— with support from KaBOOM! More than 200 volunteers, half from Newell Brands, will spend about six hours building the planned playspace on Build Day.
While the $85,000 grant covers the vast majority of the costs, Beaver Ridge is responsible for raising a “matching” 10% of the grant, $8,500, by Oct. 16. You can help by making a donation to the GCPS Foundation Fund. (Select Beaver Ridge ES Playground under the Gift Designation tab.) The school also needs 80 to 100 volunteers for Build Day as well as donations of meals, snacks, drinks, and water bottles for volunteers.