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The Inukai Boys and Girls Club and Depave want to extend a big THANK YOU to all our project partners and the hard-working volunteers who came out for our October 6 Depave project kickoff in Hillsboro.

Since October 6 we’ve been working with Miguel Villanueva of New Village Masonry and Construction on excavation, installation of new permeable pavers, and creation of the playspace. Miguel attended Inukai as a youth, understands the community value of this work, and is giving us a discounted rate on his services. Thank you Miguel!

The work ahead includes: importing new soil, installing 600 native plants, finishing the mural, as well as building the rain garden, nature play elements, stage, seating, fence, and bike racks. We are on track to remake and transform this 4500 square foot parking lot into a safe, accessible outdoor play space for the 200 youth served by Inukai each day.

We are a tad over-budget due to some unforeseen plumbing and excavation costs. As a result we are re-starting our fundraising effort to raise just $5,000 more. Please consider making a donation HERE. Just use the donation comments field to say “For Inukai” so we know this is to support this project!

We are also are seeking the donation of service, including help with: construction of the gate entry, new trash enclosure, striping for the remaining parking lot, and assembly of the log play structure. Contact Ted at ted@depave.org for this.

More about the Inukai Boys and Girls Club in Hillsboro, Oregon:

The Inukai Club is one of seven in the Portland Metro Boys and Girls Club network, offering after school and summer programs for youth ages 6-18. The Club is a nonprofit youth development and community service agency that reaches 200 youth per day, with low-income and people of color making up 80% of the population served. The Club operates a free food pantry and distributes clothing to anyone in need year-round, and serves an average of 35,000 meals per year.

Inukai staff and members are eager to improve safety and make the space more welcoming and functional – for the Club community and the surrounding neighborhood. “I couldn’t 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 this space for years, and it means the world to me that Depave stepped in to make it happen!” – Rachel Schutz, Senior Director of Youth, Family, & Trauma Informed Services and the Inukai Family Club

Project Partners:
Clean Water Services
GreenWorks PC
Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council
Hillsboro Grocery Outlet
Hillsboro Water Department
Mutual Materials
New Village Masonry and Construction
R&H Construction
ReBuilding Center
Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District
Tuality Healthcare Foundation
Urban Forest Pro