Foresters, KaBOOM! & Volunteers Revitalize Stone Mountain Community With New Playground
About Mainstreet Community Services Association Mainstreet… a caring community, was developed as one of DeKalb County's first and largest planned "natural preservation" subdivisions in 1973. Located on 70 acres of land in Stone Mountain, GA., it is home to 1,164 residential properties. Mainstreet was developed with a "green" mindset and continues to maintain standards for natural preservation. Our commitment is to provide families with a sense of pride, safety in our own backyards, and outdoor activities that promote healthy family lifestyles. It takes a village, so visit ours at www.mainstreetcommunity.org.
About Foresters Foresters™ is a life insurance provider with a difference. The fraternal benefit society, founded in 1874, supports family well-being through quality products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with almost 950,000 members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit foresters.com.
Foresters™ is the trade name and a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9; its subsidiaries are licensed to use this mark.
About KaBOOM! KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to saving play. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being. To fight this play deficit, social entrepreneur
Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in 1996 in
Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 89,000 places to play, built more than 2,000 playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level. Hammond chronicles the founding of the organization and the importance of the cause of play in his
New York Times Best Seller
KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play. The book details how businesses and communities can work together to save play for children across the country. All author proceeds support KaBOOM!. Headquartered in
Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices in
San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit
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