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Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club Depaving Work Party

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Join Depave and our friends at the Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club in Hillsboro to rip up some pavement. This day will be the physical kick-off for the transformation of the children’s outdoor play area from a drab parking lot to a magical space. Ultimately, the plan is to create a rain garden, play area (including a nature play space), and other elements like seating and raised bed gardens.

The Club, located near downtown Hillsboro, offers a host of after school and summer programs for youth ages 6-18. The Club is a nonprofit youth development and community service agency serving an average of 200 youth per day, with low-income and people of color making up around 80% of the population served.

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The event will be part of the City of Hillsboro annual community service day – HillsDOer Day.

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Staff and members are eager to improve safety and make the space more welcoming and functional. “I couldn’t possibly be more excited about this project, the impact it will have, and that we get to include our community and families in the process! We at Inukai have been trying to get something done with that space for years now, and it means the world to me that Depave stepped in to make it happen! This project is critically needed to give our youth a safe, accessible, place to play in nature, something that has limited access at our Club and surrounding neighborhood.” – Rachel Schutz, Area Director of Youth, Family, & Trauma Informed Services and the Inukai Family Club

“Depave is delighted to be partnering with the Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club on our first project at a Boys & Girls Club! This organization plays a crucial role in the development of hundreds of youth per year and we are eager to help transform the outdoor play area from an old, paved parking lot to a space that is welcoming, green, and engaging.” – Erica Mattison, Depave Executive Director

Project Partners

Thank you to the following project partners for making this transformation possible!

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships are a crucial part of making these projects possible and are a terrific way to show off your company’s commitment to community and environmental sustainability. Here are our sponsorship levels:

$250 The Prybar
$500 The Wheelbarrow
$1000 The Raingarden
$2500 The Paradise Maker

Sponsors will be recognized on the Depave website, on Depave social media platforms, in an e-mail to our supporters, in the event press release, and in person at the event. While all sponsors are encouraged to have a team take part in the events, sponsors at the higher levels will also be invited to have a booth/table. Our events typically draw approximately 100 community members and other volunteers.

 

To become a sponsor, please contact Depave Executive Director Erica Mattison.

 

Club staff, Depave, and Clean Water Services hold a site visit at Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club – 2018

 

Depave Executive Director Erica Mattison with Boys & Girls Club staff Rachel Schutz and Mike Fisher

 

To inform the transformation, Depave volunteer Quisa Reyes collects outdoor play area input from Boys & Girls Club members (May 2018).

Details

Date:
October 6
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Depave
Website:
https://depave.org

Venue

Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club
560 SE 3rd Ave
Hillsboro, 97123 United States
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Website:
http://bgcportland.org/inukai/