Cox Employees Help Build Playground

12/04/2019

Research shows that giving kids time and space to play helps them to develop stronger thinking skills — particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Cox volunteers helped provide that for some metro Atlanta school children by rolling up their sleeves for a KaBOOM! playground build on Nov. 15.  kaboom-build-square_2-(1).jpg

Research shows that giving kids time and space to play helps them to develop stronger thinking skills — particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Cox volunteers helped provide that for some metro Atlanta school children by rolling up their sleeves for a KaBOOM! playground build on Nov. 15.  

Building a Better Playground 
More than 180 volunteers, half of whom were Cox employees, gathered at Redan Elementary School in Lithonia, Ga. to build a new playground in a single day. Undeterred by wet, cold conditions, they also constructed two planter benches and planter boxes, a GaGa pit and hacienda gardens.  

Inside the school, volunteers painted four restrooms, a classroom and some trim in the school hallways.  

What’s KaBOOM? 
KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. This was Cox’s fifth-annual build with KaBOOM! More than 3,300 children benefit annually from the five projects. The event was a great example of how Cox is building a better future for the next generation. 

Follow this link to learn more about KaBOOM! To find upcoming volunteer opportunities, please visit the Team Cox site. 

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