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Volunteers From The Home Depot, KaBOOM! and The West Palm Beach Housing Authority Join Forces To Build a New Playground in One Day 

Playground Strengthens Community and Benefits Children


WHAT:   The Home Depot, the West Palm Beach Housing Authority and
          organizers from the nonprofit organization, KaBOOM! will join
          together to build a state-of-the-art, 2,500-square-foot playground
          in one day.  The playground will provide a safe, fun environment
          for the children in the community.

          The playground is funded through a $57,400 grant from The Home
          Depot Foundation along with a $10,000 contribution from the West
          Palm Beach Housing Authority.  As a founding partner of KaBOOM!,
          The Home Depot provides financial support, materials and numerous
          volunteers for play space projects across North America as part of
          its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities its stores

          With a mission to provide those with limited financial resources
          access to safe, decent and affordable public housing and programs
          to assist in transition to greater financial security, the West
          Palm Beach Housing Authority owns and operates 712 units in five
          housing developments: Dunbar Village, Southridge, Pleasant City,
          Twin Lakes and Robinson Village.

WHERE:  Robinson Villa
          905 22nd Street
          West Palm Beach, FL 33407

WHEN:   April 10
          8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.    Volunteers Arrive; Project Kick-Off
          9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.    Best viewing of playground construction
          1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.    Final construction phase and adjustments
          3:00 p.m                               “Board-Cutting” closing ceremony
          (Note:  All times approximate)

  WHO:    80 volunteer associates from The Home Depot
          60 volunteers from West Palm Beach Housing Authority and local
          Nora Donaldson, KaBOOM! Project Captain
          Craig Fishel, The Home Depot Manager, Public Relations

CONTACT: Mark Hopkinson – NewsMark Public Relations
 , 561-852-5767      

INFO:   As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot
          embraces its role as a leader in the community and celebrates its
          long-standing commitment to volunteerism.  The Home Depot’s
          associate volunteer program, Team Depot, was formalized in 1992
          as a way to support the communities where the associates live and
          work.  Through The Home Depot Foundation,
          Team Depot and ongoing partnerships with nonprofit groups, 
          The  Home Depot donatesmillions of hours, tools and supplies each
          year to community service projects.

          KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization that envisions a
          great place to play within walking distance of every child in
          America. Celebrating twelve years of service in 2008, KaBOOM!
          rallies communities to achieve better public policy, funding and
          public awareness for increased play opportunities nationwide;
          provide resources, including trainings, challenge grants, and
          publications for communities that wish to plan a new playspace on
          their own; and bring together children, business and community
          interests for a select number of community playspace builds each
          year. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices
          in Chicago, Atlanta and San Mateo. For more information, visit