Monday, October 01, 2007

31 for 21

A fellow New England Mama, Tricia from Unringing the Bell, asked if anyone was willing to post once a day for the month of October in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month.

One thing I think of immediately is a project I am helping work on in the community. For the last three years, I have been on a committee to raise funds and help design a Boundless Playground at a local park. A Boundless Playground is a playground designed for children with and without disabilities. Their goal is to build playgrounds that children with disabilities can use, and play alongside their peers. They create barrirer free playscapes - with ramps and walkways, where all children, with and without disabilities, can play along side each other, and helping to teach lif skills throughout play. Last month, we attended the ground breaking for our local playground. Soon, the park will be filled with workers constructing the playground. In November, the MOMS Club I belong to is organizing a walk-a-thon to raise extra funds for the playground. Although I will not be actively walking, I plan on being on hand to help sell tee shirts, bears and brinks to line the playground.

So check back often for new posts!

Get It Down; 31 for 21

1 comment:

Tricia said...

What a great idea. I wonder if we have parks like that near us...
thanks for doing this too! :)