Monday, February 22, 2010

Last Call for Playground Donations!

Hi Everyone,

It is an exciting yet busy time for the Playground and Fundraising Committees. We have scheduled a date for the playground build: Sept 9 - 11th and we are doing everything possible to make it happen. We are currently wrapping up the fundraising portion of the project as it is time to apply for the CFEP grant. This grant could provide us with up to half the cost of the project! The total project cost has increased to $200,000 and we hope to receive $100,000. Since this is a matching grant, we need to have $100,000 in order to apply and we are only $6,000 away from achieving this! At this time we are asking you to help us come up with this final outstanding amount in any of the following ways:

1. In-kind Donation
The following professional (licensed) services/materials are required for the playground build:
*Dumpster - needed Sept. 8th – 17th, to be emptied once on the 13th
*Security - need 2 nights: Sept 9 & 10, from 9pm- 7am
*Concrete - need 4 cubic meters
*Construction Fencing - need 300 ft
*Bobcat with 12” Auger - need 40 holes, up to a depth of 36 inches
*Welder - approximately 10 hours needed
*Sod - need 1600 sq ft
If you/your company can donate any of the above services or materials for the build please email, by March 1st.

2. Personal Donation
If you haven’t already made a donation/pledge to the playground, please consider doing so at this time. Kindly make cheque payable to: Parks Foundation–McKenzie Towne School. Any donation over $25 will be issued a tax receipt, so please ensure a return address is also enclosed with the cheque. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at McKenzie Towne School (c/o MTS Playground Project).

3. Employer Donation
Many companies have donation programs available to the community. If you haven’t already done so, it would be greatly appreciated if you could check with your place of employment for any donations they may be willing to provide. Remember to tell your employer that their donation will be matched! If you need a donation request letter to submit to your employer please email

We appreciate your prompt attention. All funds received by March 13th will be incorporated into the grant application and eligible for matching.

Annika C.
Playground Committee Chair

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