PG&E and Playworks Team up to Celebrate National Service Day

  1. Updates

More than 80 PG&E employees and their families will roll-up their sleeves to clean-up and paint two East Bay elementary school Playgrounds on Saturday October 22 in honor of the National Service Day.  Playworks is thrilled to partner with PG&E employees on this fun and important project.  A brightly painted playground is not only more engaging but it is safer.  Playworks expert play coaches strategically map out each playground to make sure, for example, that ball games aren’t running through the areas kids like to jump rope.  In this way, kids feel safer and there is less conflict.   When kids understand where to play each game and they can clearly see the zones and lines – there is less stress and less fighting over if a ball is “in” or “out”.

The day starts with classic Playworks warm-up games that help employees can get to know each other and reminds them why play is so critically important to kids social and physical development.  Next, we hand out the brooms for a massive sweep and clean-up. After that, we tape the lines and finally we grab the brushes, rollers and line painters and start painting.  It will take about 5 hours and 80 gallons of paint to transform an average urban playground from grey and gravelly to bright and engaging!

At the end of the day the kids will have a new playground and the PG&E employees will have satisfied grins and sore muscles!

What: Playworks and PG&E team up in honor of National Day of Service to paint two schools playgrounds. In addition to approximately 80 PG&E volunteers working at the sites, PG&E has also provided a grant worth $23,500 to support the effort.

Where: Lincoln Elementary in Richmond and CUES (Community United Elementary School) in Oakland

When: October 22, 2011, 8:00 am

  

More Updates


coach standing in front of children
coach standing in front of children

July 19, 2021

Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce sponsor Playworks video ›

Playworks is delighted to share this video showcasing our continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2020-21 school year! We are grateful for our highlighted partners, Catholic Charities Maureen & Craig Sullivan Youth Services in San Francisco and Manzanita Community School in Oakland. Playworks has delivered safe and healthy play to…

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…