As the holiday season approaches, we here at Fit and Fun Playscapes wanted to put together a little “thank you” post for all the volunteers that help bring our stencils to schools and communities around the world.
We want to thank all the volunteers who spent countless hours this year (and in years past!) bringing our stencils to life. Without your commitment to show up on your own time, without any expectation for reward, many of our stencils would not have been painted as quickly (or as nicely!) as they were. The hours you spent this year went to a wonderful cause, and have helped bring fun, affordable and high-energy recess games to countless children in your communities. Whether you volunteered as a part of an organization, like New York’s DC9 union who helped paint our ongoing stencil project at the Bronx Envision Academy in New York City, or as an individual, like the local residents of Yuma, AZ, who helped bring Candy Land to a local park, THANK YOU!
We also want to thank the teachers and janitors who spent much of their own time outside of the schoolhouse doing research and buying paint supplies for our custom stencils. You’re often on the front line combating budget restrictions and ballooning academic requirements while also trying to manage your students’ physical and mental well-being. The commitment you make to the kids in your school each and every day is inspiring to us all, and we at Fit and Fun Playscapes heartily say THANK YOU!