My Town: Volunteers to Build New Providence House Playground

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – More than 200 volunteers will pitch in on Friday, July 20 to build a playground for the children of  Providence House, an organization which offers emergency shelter and care to children at risk for abuse and neglect. 

This new playground will provide a safe place to play for more than 200 at-risk children.  The leaders at Providence House say children today spend less time playing outside than any previous generation in part because only 1-in-5 children live within walking distance of a park or playground. They say this lack of play not only affects physical health but also negative impacts children’s social and cognitive skills.

Volulnteers will start the day at 8:30 a.m. and the project is expected to be complete by 3:00 p.m.  For more information on Providence House, visit provhouse.org.