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POH #35: Kodomo no Ie (part 1)

Playground of Hope #35

Address: 3-12-17 Matsuyama, Kiyose-shi, Tokyo 204-0022

Installation date: October 24th, 2014

Sponsor: Hilton / Blackstone

Background
There are approximately 40 children age 3 to 19 years old living at Kodomo no Ie. The facility is currently transitioning from a dormitory style to a group-home type accommodation. In 2015, the A, B, and C residential buildings will undergo major interior restorations. In conjunction with these interior restorations, Playground of Hope worked on improving outdoor facilities.

Together with over 50 volunteers from Hilton and Blackstone, we built a Design 2A playset that the kids at Kodomo no Ie can enjoy with their friends. Fun and imaginative play that will increase outdoor play opportunities for many years to come. At the same time, we were able to provide the Kodomo no Ie children with an opportunity to interact with adults in a positive and rewarding manner through volunteer participation and a memorable event / opening ceremony. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, we were able to go the whole nine yards! The opening event was complete with slow-cooked roast beef which was carved up by a professional Hilton chef and not to mention an extravagant chocolate fountain. It was an experience that stay with the children and all involved for a lifetime!

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