project leader
DENNIS S
location
631 Highland Ave.
(FANS 4 HELP)
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the project

Some of the most fun I had growing up, was on a playground. Of course, I played on swings, slides, seesaws and monkey bars, but the most fun was playing games and sports with my peers, other children and adults. Through these activities, I learned how to interact with others in more social, emotional, cognitive and physical ways, while using our imaginations and creativity.  As Mr. Fred Rogers said, "Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning" and Albert Einstein said,"Play is the highest form of research." 

Then professionally, I got a BA in Psychology and worked as a Child Care Specialist, Recreation Therapist and a PA Child Care Health and Safety Inspector.  I inspected over 2,000 playgrounds in child care facilities, schools, parks, communities and served as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and a Keystone Stars Playground Safety Trainer. Still at age 70, I still enjoy playing sports and games of all sorts. As George Bernard Shaw said, “We dont stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” 

Therefore, with FANS 4 HELP, I hope to help people of all ages have safer and more beneficial play and learning opportunities everywhere.

 

the steps

With the help of some of my trusted and quality suppliers, FANS 4 HELP will be able to arrange the drop shipment to any address in the USA the necessary products to empower anyone to design and build safer and more beneficial play and learning opportunities, such as sandboxes, never-ending balance beams, accessible gardens, safety barrier gardens, fitness stations, Gaga Ball pits and more. This can be done most any place and anytime.

why we're doing it

The purpose of FANS 4 HELP can be found in our name which is an acronym for everything important in play and learning.  FANS stands for Fitness, Arts, Nature and Science. Also, FANS stands for Fun, Accessible, Nuturing and Safe. Then, HELP stands for Health, Environment, Learning and Play.  Plus, with our quality and cost effective products, this can be done in a very equitable, social, economic and environmentally beneficial way. By using recycled products and by helping to build safe and long lasting gardens, we can help our environment while connecting everyone with the growing of organic foods, learning about nature and creating healthier lifestyles.

budget

A FANS 4 HELP Raised Bed Garden/Safety Barrier (4'x4'x3')and 10 yr. warranty can be designed and built using 12 playground borders (food safe) $25 each. PittMoss organic and recycled growing mix 48 cu.ft at $15 per cu.ft. Gravel for additional impact protection is recommended but optional. (cost nominal and locally obtained TBD). www.fansofplay.com



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $20,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$620
TOTAL TO RAISE = $20,655

Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.

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donors

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