YMCA to Build New Playgrounds at Northeast Family Y

YMCA to Build New Playgrounds
 at Northeast Family Y

Volunteers Needed to Assist
Rockford, IL The YMCA of Rock River Valley is excited to announce two NEW playgrounds will be added to the Northeast Family YMCA campus in Loves Park! There will be a playground specific to preschool ages and a second designed for youth ages six to 12 years old. 
Both playgrounds would not have been possible if it were not for the support from the Berry Family, UTC, Rockford Park District, and the Reno Family Foundation. The cost to construct the two playgrounds is $62,500.
"We believe this playground will not only benefit Y members, but the community and visitors as well," said Melissa Burns, Executive Director, Northeast Family YMCA. "It will be located behind our facility, which makes it a convenient spot for families using the adjacent sports fields, neighbors using the walking path and our members."

Kids Around the World will lead the Y in building the playgrounds on September 8 and 9, 2017. The Y is seeking 40 volunteers each day to help. All skill levels are welcome and all tools are provided. We need assistance moving and spreading mulch, organizing playground parts, and putting the playground parts together. Volunteers can register at: https://rockriverymca.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/89#.WZM-QWlRjHE.email 

What:             Northeast Family YMCA Playground Build
When:            September 8 & 9 from 8am-4pm
Where:           8451 Orth Road, Loves Park
Who:               Need 40 volunteers a day
About the YMCA
The YMCA of Rock River Valley is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y serves 48,000 people through six area branches and is one of the largest nonprofit employers in the greater Rockford area, with over 600 full and part-time staff. To learn more about the YMCA, visit www.rockriverymca.org.

Michelle Polivka
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
220 East State St., 4th Floor
Rockford, IL 61104