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Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club Depaving Work Party
October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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. Throughout the fall volunteers will help 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.
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