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Moorland Y Playground Build

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Moorland YMCA

907 E. Ledbetter Dr

Dallas, TX 75216

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Sign up today to help build a playground in ONE DAY at the Moorland Y on October 28 from 7:30am - 3:30pm. We need 250 volunteers. The only skill that is needed is a willingness to help and have lots of fun. We will have specialist to lead each area. We will have breakfast, lunch and snacks available throughout the event. Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield and KaBOOM! for funding this amazing project that will improving play for our community.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will there be food and drinks?

  • Yes. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be snacks and water available throughout the day. There will be food from Norma's and Sweet Georgia Brown.

Is there Kids Zone?

  • Yes. Youth ages of 4 - 13 must remain in the Kids Zone under proper supervision. There will be arts and crafts, games and other fun activities for them to do throughout the day. They will be able to eat lunch and breakfast. They will create projects that will be included in the overall project. The Kids Zone will be located on the outdoor basketball court. They will be painting so ensure they wear appropriate clothing.

Is there an age restriction to volunteer?

  • Adults ages 18+ may work on any team and handle power tools.

  • Youth ages 14 – 17 may volunteer on site but they cannot enter the playground footprint or operate power tools.

Do I need to know how to use tools?

  • No. There will be volunteers who will lead each area that will give you directions on what to do. If you do have a strong skill set in using tools, please let us know if you would like to be a Team Leader. We need 15 – 20 Team Leaders.

How many volunteers do you need?

  • 250. Please forward this link to your friends and family and ask them to come and make an impact in our community.

How long will it take to build the playground?

  • We will start at 7:30am and end at 3:30pm

Do I have to sign a photo release?

  • Yes. When you sign in, you will sign off on a waiver.

Can I be a Team Leader?

  • Yes. A Team Leader is a high energy person that will help to motivate their group throughout the day. One that is willing to take the lead to ensure their assignment is getting done. Inform Keith Vinson, kvinson@ymcadallas.org, or Leonda Kelley, lkelley@ymcadallas.org you would like to be a Team Leader.

Can I sign up for a specific task?

Is parking available?

  • Yes. All parking is on site. It will be helpful to car pool if you can.

Do I need to bring anything?

  • No, you don't have to but additional tools will be helpful. You are welcome to bring things such as a shovel, rake, ladder, post hole digger, cordless drills, or sledge hammer. If you do bring them, write your name on it.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • Yes. This will help us to know who has signed up already.

Tell me about KaBoom.

  • KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Their vision is that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.

Tell me about Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more than 80 years, we have forged alliances with local nonprofit organizations to show our commitment to help build healthy communities. We want to continue to foster health improvements through these alliances so that together we can offer sustainable, measurable programs that strengthen and enrich our communities. We're a statewide customer-owned health insurer. We believe Texas consumers and employers deserve the best of both worlds: access to affordable, quality health care and top-notch service from a company that focuses solely on customers, not shareholders. Customer value is our cornerstone.


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