A volunteer helping put the sand in the new KaBOOM! playground in Drew, Mississippi. Playgrounds are important in early childhood development

We believe improving early childhood development is critical to the success of our children. At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one way we help children thrive is to make sure they have safe places to play. 

In Drew, Mississippi, children and families did not have a local playground. We partnered with KaBOOM!, We2gether Creating Change and the City of Drew to change that. On April 27, 2019, community volunteers, KaBOOM! team members and WKKF staff came together to build Drew’s first playground. This playground will promote the healthy development of children and families, and help Drew residents easily access a safe play place. No longer will the children and families of Drew have to visit nearby cities’ playgrounds for safe play!

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