Supporting San Jose Parks, Trails, and Recreation Programs
We begin 2014 with a very special announcement. San Jose Parks Foundation is partnering with the San Jose Sharks and a handful of parent and kids from the Pueblo de Dios neighborhood to buiild a much-needed KaBOOM! Playground.
KaBOOM is a national nonprofit organization that specializes in building playgrounds in communities and neighborhoods that need them and might otherwise be unable to build one. KaBOOM! finds a corporate sponsor - in this case the San Jose Sharks - to pay most of the expenses of buidling a playground.
KaBOOM! works with a community group, like the Ken Pyle-led Pueblo de Dios group and a nonprofit organization (San Jose Parks Foundation) to raise the remaining funds and to recruit voluntteers to do the build.
KaBOOM! has helped build more than 2,400 playgrounds across North America, several of which are in the South Bay. The build day will be March 7, 2014 and we will need about 100 volunteers to build the park in six hours.
To visit the website for Pueblo Play - and to volunteer - please click here.
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THANK YOU, PG&E!!
PG&E Matching Grant For Community Groups
Em-Powering Parks & Trails Program Helps Small Groups
$10,000 was raised in the last two weeks of December, 2013 – all donations given to one of our Community Groups, Programs or Projects and all of these donations are being matched by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E).
This matching gift program is aimed at empowering the dozen small groups and programs that operate under fiscal partnership with San Jose Parks Foundation.
To participate, review the groups on the PG&E Em-Power Parks Page and then click on a Donate Now! button to be taken to the direct funding page. Donations of all sizes are accepted. Thank you! - to all the donors who gave - $10,000 went directly to community programs and will be matched by PG&E