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Community Playground

Community Playground

South Africa
$3,050
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What if between changing the diapers, the laundry and the dishes a community of mothers around the world could change the future for a community of kids and their mamas, grandmas and aunties in South Africa?

What if 1 blog community could build 1 South African community a safe place for sustainable food, child care, economic empowerment, job skills trainings, a gathering place for church, classrooms for HIV/Aids education, and a playground for their kids?

This is the human blue print:

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The goal is to raise $150,000 to fund the entire project between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day – because love is more than a date on the calendar, and it never leaves anyone out. And Mother's Day is a 365 days a year adventure, always worth celebrating.

{Click here to read the full back story about this project.}

Phase 1: Community Vegetable Garden $5,000 FULLY FUNDED

Phase 2: Community Kitchen and Welcome Center  
$40,000 FULLY FUNDED

Phase 3: Community Outreach Hall

Phase 4: 12 Classrooms

Phase 5: Playground
$3,000 FULLY FUNDED

This is Phase 5 - A Playground

Because what if moms from all over the world could build a playground for 250 orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa?

Kids never lack creativity. 

There are epic games of soccer, jump rope and tag on this open lot - the future site of their community center.


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But just imagine what they could do with a playground imagined just for them?

These kids who love soccer, climbing, chasing and playing as much as the kids next door.

How they would benefit from equipment designed to maximize this early childhood development phase - encouraging gross-motor development skills that play such an important foundation in later years.

And offering kids who would otherwise just spend their afternoons unsupervised on the streets a safe and attractive place to play.


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What if we could give big to them?

As big as their smiles?

As big as their imaginations?

So whether you are a mother, know a mother, or have a mother won’t you come and stand with the mothers of Maubane who are mothering so many more children than just their own?

And then invite your family, your kids, your friends to join the movement  --

Click to tweet this or copy and paste it into Facebook below:

There is NOTHING ORDINARY about being a mom, especially to hundreds of kids who don't have one. #SurprisedByMotherhood →  click to tweet

Sometimes you change the world 1 carrot, 1 kid, 1 brick, 1 classroom, 1 mom at a time. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet

Sometimes love looks like swings, slides, & safe spaces to play for 250 kids in South Africa. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet


Phase 1: Community Vegetable Garden $5,000 FULLY FUNDED

Phase 2: Community Kitchen and Welcome Center

Phase 3: Community Outreach Hall

Phase 4: 12 Classrooms

Phase 5: Playground $3,000 FULLY FUNDED


Made possible by a collaboration with Help One Now and local South African organizations Take Action and the James 1:27 Trust.

All photos by Patrick Black and Yorke Rodda.



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Help One Now 3M
Raleigh, NC, US
Help One Now is a catalytic tribe committed to caring for orphans & vulnerable children...
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Lisa-Jo Baker
Springfield, VA

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Funded - February 25, 2014
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Community Playground

by Lisa-Jo Baker 400 Lives Impacted South Africa

What if between changing the diapers, the laundry and the dishes a community of mothers around the world could change the future for a community ...

$3,050 One-time Donations
  • $3,000 One-time Goal
  • $0 Still Needed
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