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/.


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