Vision House installs new playground for children

Children help during the June 12 ribbon cutting event of the new playground at Vision House. Courtesy photos

Children help during the June 12 ribbon cutting event of the new playground at Vision House. Courtesy photos

Vision House, the non profit located in Renton, was the recipient of a new playground last week.

Vision House helps provide transitional housing and support to homeless families and on June 9 a new playground was built to replace their run down one.

A ribbon cutting was held June 12 to mark the opening of the new playground.

The idea and vision behind the new playground came from two local sisters who helped raise money to get the new unit installed.

According to Corinne Kauila, communications coordinator for Vision House, the girls noticed their playground at their elementary school was being replaced and was already in much better condition than Vision House’s old playground.

“(They) thought it was unfair that their school was getting a nicer playground when these kids couldn’t,” a media release stated.

The girls told their mom and began to hold lemonade stands in order to raise funds for a new unit.

The girls cousins also pitched in, Kauila said, hosting lemonade stands and garage sales themselves.

Kauila said their mom also did some networking and fundraising and the family was able to raise nearly half the cost. She added, the family raised $25,000 toward the new playground for Vision House.

The release added the Highlands Community Church helped make the new playground possible by donating $20,000.

In total, the process took about seven to eight months, Kauila said including time to fundraise. The new playground was built and installed June 9 and the final touches including the addition of woodchips were done June 12 prior to the ribbon cutting.

Kauila said the families and those at the Children’s Village, next door to Vision House, are able to use this new unit.

For more information on Vision House, visit http://vision-house.org/.

More in News

File photo
$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

File photo
King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

Bring Fido and a can of food to support local animal shelters

“You Lucky Dog!” is more than an expression, it’s an event in… Continue reading

Renton Schools Foundation to host gala

To celebrate 10 years and welcome a new executive director, the Renton… Continue reading

Carol Ann Witschi
Witschi’s seat to stay vacant till election

Renton City Council has decided to leave councilmember Carol Ann Witschi’s seat… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Faith-Maria, a third grader at St. Anthony Elementary School in Renton, asked Make-a-Wish to share her wish with her school, which resulted in two new smart boards. Faith-Maria with her family at the unveiling, Sept. 12.
A selfless wish for Renton schools

Faith-Maria Nguyen uses Make-A-Wish to provide school a smart board

Photo by Haley Ausbun. RESP union members attended the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting to make their story heard as they continue to negotiate for a new contract with the district.
Union leader: ‘Give us what we deserve’

Update: Paraprofessionals and staff have reached a tentative agreement with the Renton School District

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Photo left to right: David Rodriguez, Tony Ventrella, Rachel Chronister, Marla Veliz, Reagan Dunn, and Gavin Hunt at the Sept. 10 ribbon cutting for the New Horizon School van, gifted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn through the retired van program.
County van to increase New Horizon’s inclusivity

A vehicle gifted to a school for students with learning disabilities will support outreach

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Tiffany Park Elementary School teachers and parents hold up signs before the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting, over the loss of a fourth grade classroom that reorganized the fourth and fifth graders at the school.
Teacher changes shake up parents’ confidence in Renton schools

A quick staffing change and classroom switch has parents questioning Renton School District

Most Read