Make An Impact Foundation Opens New Playground in

Make An Impact Foundation Opens New Playground in

MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Make An Impact Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the education and well-being of underserved children nationwide, today announced the opening of a new playground at Summerville 551 announced. Street in Mobile, Alabama. The aim is to provide children in the area with a safe space to play, exercise and meet other local children.

The new playground, next to the Dearborn YMCA, features playground equipment from Miracle Recreation, a pioneer in manufacturing exciting playgrounds for nearly a century. The new play structure will include four slides, multiple climbers and two roofs for extra shade. It will also include a cockpit with window and bumper ladder.

“Making an impact in children’s lives is a priority for our Foundation,” explains Dale Gillmore, founder and board chair of Make An Impact Foundation. “We love the mobile community and are excited to return in 2022 as we continue to expand our national #MAIFKidsPlay project across the United States and complete our 21St playground since the program’s inception. It is not lost on us how fortunate we are to partner with these great businesses, FOX10 and Miracle Recreation to make an impact in Mobile.”

Make An Impact Foundation works with organizations to create places where all children have equal opportunity and ability to play freely without barriers. To make this exciting new play space a reality, Make an Impact Foundation worked with FOX10 and the United Way of Southwest Alabama to bring together community partners committed to serving the families of Mobile. This new playground is made possible by great local businesses and partners including EcoSouth Services, Palmer’s Toyota Superstore, Palmer’s Airport Hyundai, the Barkin Family and the City of Mobile.

A public opening celebration is scheduled for 3-5pm today. A DJ will be spinning some family friendly tunes to add to the excitement of this new playground opening and local children will be joining in the festivities.

About Make An Impact Foundation:
The mission of Make An Impact Foundation (MAIF), a 501(c)(3), is to advance the education and well-being of children. MAIF identifies children in dire need (homelessness, poverty, etc.) as well as those with learning needs, emotional needs, disabilities or illnesses and creates opportunities to bring about a change in their lives. Our vision at MAIF is to meet the needs of children by identifying worthwhile projects, empowering project champions and finding donor partners to help meet every need. For more information about MAIF visit our website, www.MakeAnImpactNow.org.

About Miracle® Relaxation
Founded nearly a century ago, Miracle Recreation inspires communities to develop children with the character to lead tomorrow through its high-quality playgrounds. A division of PlayPower®, Inc., Miracle Recreation, pioneers the world of exciting commercial outdoor play equipment with the belief that a lifetime of self-discovery, independence and leadership begins on a playground. This is where children take perceived risks, which challenge and transform them, opening their minds to new perspectives. To learn more, visit Miracle-Recreation.com.

About FOX10 Playground Project:
Playgrounds are more than a place to play. They help build a child’s self-esteem, teach them how to work with others, improve their critical thinking skills and help their bodies stay healthy. Playgrounds are a great place for families and neighbors to create memories together. Let’s commit to the community to work together and build a playground! FOX10 is partnering with Miracle, United Way of Southwest Alabama, and Make An Impact to build a brand new playground for families in the Mobile area. You can follow the FOX10 Playground Project to completion on air, online and on social media.

About United Way of Southwest Alabama
The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile and Washington Counties. Created in 1926 as a community trust, UWSWA is to improve the quality of life in the community. The vision of UWSWA is to strengthen communities by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks for a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Essentials. UWSWA has raised and invested more than $240 million in our community to help strengthen the capacity for positive community progress. Many of these issues affecting our community are addressed through the funded programs and initiatives that help thousands of local people each year.

The Clarke County Outreach Center in Grove Hill was made possible by an Alabama Power Foundation Elevate Grant. The center is a central hub for UWSWA partner agencies serving Clarke County and surrounding areas to meet and provide their full spectrum of services to county residents and is not limited to programs funded by UWSWA. Having a physical presence in Clarke County helps mitigate transportation challenges as well as increase awareness of the programs and services available to residents. For more information, visit www.uwswa.org.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d385e9d0-8e2d-49e5-8691-90f5ba885aa3

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