Play matters! Through play, children learn about themselves and their environment. Through play, children learn to problem solve and how to get along with others. On the playground, leadership skills are developed. Through play, memories are made. Play matters … Please join us and show that play matters to you.

On September 19th the OPRF Day Nursery is building a playground.

And there are great ways to help:

Build IT!   The Day Nursery needs volunteers who want to get their hands dirty, get in the dirt, paint, put posts in the ground, use a power tool or two, or just help serve lunch. Get on the list to help build it. There is lunch, breakfast, and cake. Contact Charlene Schwar

SUPPORT IT! Just click on the crowd funding link and help support the efforts. The playground is sponsored by Discover Card Services & Kaboom, but there are a few other things the Day Nursery has to take care of. CLICK HERE to donate, pitch in with some pennies.
In kind sponsorship is welcome support too – contact the Day Nursery if you want to help with lunch, treats, water or whatever to help out all those volunteers.

LEND IT! The OPRF Day Nursery could still use some tools. If you have some tools you don’t mind tagging and lending for the day – of course you’ll get them back.  Contact Charlene Schwar to get the full list.

Follow the OPRF Day Nursery on Facebook for up to date build day needs.

Friday, September 19th
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Oak Park River Forest Day Nursery
1139 Randolph St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Volunteers should be 18+ and will assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, or assist in the construction of various playground enhancement projects.
Wear comfortable clothes that can withstand getting dirty and closed toe shoes; leave your valuables at home.
Breakfast and lunch provided.
Volunteers of legal working age but under 18 are not able to work directly on the playground area can work on various other projects including most side projects

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Sarah Corbin

Sarah, a life long Oak Parker, enjoys supporting local small business as much as possible.  With over 20 years in big box and little box retail, she brings a unique perspective to our local business community. ...