Richmond nonprofit seeks community’s help in building a new playground


A Richmond nonprofit just launched what it hopes will become a community effort to rebuild its playground for local youth.

On Tuesday, several volunteers from Chevron Richmond went to Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County at 260 Broadway in order to help tear down a dilapidated, nearly decade-old play structure.

They were using tools provided by the new Richmond Tool Lending Library, where residents can borrow tools like books using their library cards.

Now, Tiffany Harris, executive director of Girls Inc. West Contra Costa County, is set to launch a nine-month fundraising effort, hoping to enlist local businesses and individuals in the effort to construct a new play structure.

“Girls Inc. is a nonprofit that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold,” Harris said. “We do that through people, the environment and our programs for girls grades kindergarten through 12th grade. During the summer we have a huge camp where we have over 40 girls at our facility. We use this area to play, so we have nine months to rebuild this and get it up and running again.”

While Harris imagines she will organize an online fundraiser for the playground, she encourages our readers to learn more about Girls Inc. and consider donating on its website.



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