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Posted in Your Community | October 2018

We have 150 reasons to celebrate!

150 Playground

Foresters Financial™ marked a huge milestone on September 22 when we celebrated 150 playground builds by helping to build a brand new playspace at Jenny Lind Elementary School in Minneapolis with community volunteers and KaBOOM!, an organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have a childhood filled with the balanced and active play they need to thrive.

“For over 140 years Foresters Financial has focused on our Purpose, which is to help families and strengthen communities,” said Jim Boyle, President and CEO, Foresters Financial. “We’ve had a special relationship with Jenny Lind Elementary School for about five years now, and being able to celebrate this milestone here is exceptional.”

In just six hours, 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial, Jenny Lind Elementary School and KaBOOM! created a brand new playspace that will serve the students at the school, as well as children and families in the community, for years to come.

As a KaBOOM! founding and national partner, we know how important it is for children to have the ability to experience the physical, cognitive, creative, social and emotional development they achieve through active, healthy play. Since 2006, Foresters and KaBOOM! have partnered to build more than 150 playgrounds across 86 cities in 31 states and provinces across the United States and Canada.

But we didn’t do it alone. More than 10,000 Foresters members, sales partners and guests have helped us change the lives of over 5 million children by providing them with access to wonderful new playspaces.

This kind of revitalization is so critical for families and their communities – and it can happen in your community too! Every one of our 150 playground builds started with an application, and was fueled by the passion and commitment of dedicated Foresters volunteers.

If you know a deserving community in need of a new playspace, visit  MyForesters.com to find out more and start your application today!

416768F US/CAN (10/18)

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