KitchenAid, Community Volunteers Pitch in on Day of Caring

By Tony Wittkowski

BENTON HARBOR — Chris Ball and his colleagues spent the better part of his workday pushing mulch on a playground.

This workday was different for Ball because he was taking part in the annual Day of Caring, where dozens of KitchenAid volunteers find local nonprofit organizations to help for a day.

Amway/KABOOM! Build Dream Playground

Dreams became reality for the students of Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology

Two months ago, Amway shared the story of local youth designing the playground of their dreams.

Those dreams became reality for the students of Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology.

Get The Lead Out: Kevin Drum & Sarah Hess

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The policy decisions we make today will have an impact on the next hundred years and beyond. It kind of makes you think, what policy decisions from the last century are we dealing with today? This week on Sea Change Radio, we focus on lead, a heavy metal whose regulation was slow to follow the discovery that it was highly toxic. The lag time meant the widespread use of this hazardous element as an ingredient in everyday substances like gasoline and house paint, and a toxic legacy that is still being felt.

JetBlue Airways and KaBOOM! Build the First-Ever Playground for K.C. Wright Leadership Academy and the Children of Tamarac, FL

The airline partners with K.C. Wright Leadership Academy, organizers from KaBOOM!, Florida Panthers and local residents to build a new playground in just one day
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today is proud to announce a partnership with Kathleen C. (KC) Wright Leadership Academy and KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play. The kid friendly airline has partnered with KaBOOM! to build the first-ever playground at  K.C. Wright Leadership Academy located in Tamarac, FL, further highlighting the airline's commitment to Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding community.  K.C.

JetBlue Airways and KaBOOM! Embark on their 15th Playground Build Together

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- Hundreds of volunteers from the airline and the Community School for Creative Education, organizers from KaBOOM! and local residents come together to build a new playground in Oakland -

The playground location was determined by JetBlue's customers who were invited to vote on the next playground location on its Facebook page in February. The Bay Area was the lucky winner and will have a brand new park this summer - 

The Big Problem with Too Little Play

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When we were growing up, the “lazy days of summer” meant kids would be out biking, swimming, playing flashlight tag and just being active and healthy.  But for today’s children, summers really are lazy.  Instead of heading out in the morning, playing all day, and coming home for dinner, kids are spending their free time on the couch, and they’re paying the price.

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