10/30/17 - WE DID IT! Last week was an incredible experience - watching the playground come to life before our eyes!! We had over 600 community members come out in the pouring rain, wind, and sun to make the dream a reality! The results are astounding.... a new playground with interactive toys, winding pathways, challenging rope webs and other fun play areas. We are eternally grateful to the many supporters who made this week possible! Many thought it couldn't be done, but here we are.... with a new playground set to serve many generations to come. Yippee!!
Be sure to check out our Photos page to see some pictures from last week's build!
We are still taking orders for engraved pickets. They look wonderful lining the playground in the perimeter fence! For a donation of $100 you can receive a picket engraved with the text of your choice. The character limit is 20, including spaces and a special *symbol, as described below. Please note that the special symbol will only appear once, before the text. We will be placing a picket order in the next few weeks so we can economize on the shipping costs. You need to indicate your desired text during the checkout process (there is a note area you can use). Click the DONATE HERE button below to start the process. All funds received will go toward the Anuenue Maintenance Fund - for any items the county is unable to cover.
*Symbols available: Paw, Star, Heart, Smiley Character limit for engraving (including spaces & symbol) is 20. Engraving rules: no profanity or URLs allowed.
Our fiscal sponsor for 501(c)3 status is Friends of the Future. You can click the button below to donate online.Please specify the words & symbol you would like engraved during the checkout process. Please note if you prefer your donation to remain anonymous.Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Quotes after the Build Week "Not only did you guys rebuild the park, it's like in doing so, you've rebuilt the community and people's pride in our town, and united Waimea in such a tremendous way. Thanks to you and your team for such a phenomenal project and so so much work on your part."
"I have been involved in a lot of community projects over the years and the organization and productivity on this project was first class in all regards. I enjoyed meeting so many members of the of the community who put so much effort into making this project a success. Congratulations the playground looks awesome!"
“Wow… this park is cool. I’ve been all over and this is the best park ever" -- 9 year old boy
“I have always under estimated myself and what I can do. I felt so empowered and was able to prove to myself I could learn something new and do it well. I was so proud of myself with that drill and saw. I was amazed how many wonderful people were there to help and willing to give their all.”
"It was fun working with everyone... I'm glad to have been part of it. I never did anything like this but it's funny how pumped you get being part of this big crazy mob of people doing something for no other reason then to make something their kid and/or other kids and the kids of those kids can enjoy ... Good job guys!"
Ānuenue Playground is a project of
a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Funding Tally as of Nov 1, 2017 $411,247 102% of total needed!!!!