CVS Caremark All Kids Can donates grant to Boundless playground

5/26/2009

BOSTON CVS Caremark, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boundless Playgrounds, has opened the city's first playground for children of all abilities at Harambee Park in Dorchester, Mass.

The playground is funded in part by a $250,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, along with $490,000 provided by Mayor Thomas M. Menino's capital improvement program. The new playground replaces a former play structure, originally dedicated in 1992, that was not universally accessible and in need of an update.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this project to bring the first Boundless Playground to Boston," stated Eileen Howard Dunn, SVP community relations for CVS Caremark. "CVS Caremark All Kids Can is committed to helping children with disabilities succeed in life, and we are proud to be able to make an impact on children within the Boston community."

Since 2006, CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, has donated more than $2 million to the building of Boundless playgrounds across the country. The company's signature playground projects included three $250,000 grants to open three playgrounds, including the one in Harambee Park, as well Los Angeles and Dallas locations.

With a grant funded by the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Institute for Community Inclusion helped to coordinate the build through its "Meet Me at the Park, Let's Play" project that promotes participation of all individuals in their communities.

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