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Sept. 8 and Counting: New Orleans Playground Build

August 30th, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends all along the Gulf Coast as they brace for the effects of Isaac.  We are thinking positive thoughts as folks from Florida to Louisiana weather the storm.

We are still planning on building a magnificent playground on Saturday, Sept. 8 at an elementary school just outside New Orleans at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary School, located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, about 20 minutes from downtown.  The school doesn’t have a playground so our project is especially exciting for them. We worked closely with the school and the students on the design, making sure the playground meets the needs the students.   We’ve partnered with KabOOM!, a non-profit which has built over 2,100 playgrounds and over 150 this year.

If you haven’t taken the time to learn about KaBOOM!, we encourage you to take a look at their website.  Their mission is to “Save Play” for our kids.  Having a safe, fun place to play within walking distance creates stronger, happier, healthier children, and has big impacts on surrounding communities as well.  We at Omnicom are delighted to be able to help KaBOOM! in this important work – and besides, building a playground is just plain fun.

Take a look at what we’ll be building in New Orleans in just over a week:

The kids at the school are just about bursting with excitement.  They can’t wait for us to get started – so Omnicom playground builders, get ready!

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