The nonprofit KaBOOM! will lead volunteers in building a playground Saturday. You can help.
Parents, friends and community supporters of Plainfield's Queen City Academy charter school will rally Saturday in an all-day volunteer effort that will result in a brand-new playground for the school's 400 students.
The project gets under way at 8:30 AM at the school's location at West 7th Street and Grant Avenue and concludes at 2:30 PM with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The project is part of 'Basketball in the Boroughs and Beyond', a Knicks community outreach program sponsored by Chase Bank that works to deliver playgrounds with balanced and active recreation on a safe and accessible site to at-risk students.
Volunteers registered with the nonprofit KaBOOM! program will be supervised in constructing the playground which will be ready to go by the time of the ribbon-cutting. You can help by volunteering -- just go to the KaBOOM! website (here) to register.
Queen City Academy is Plainfield's oldest charter school, established in 1999 through the efforts of my late friend, Deputy Commissioner of DYFS and Plainfield resident, Paula DiVenuto and others. It is housed in the former Temple Sholom complex and serves students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. For more information visit the QCA website (here) or call (908) 753-4700.
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