(GREELEY, CO) Security Service Charitable Foundation has presented Aven’s Village at Island Grove with a $10,000 donation that will be used to build Greeley’s first all-inclusive park specifically designed with special-needs individuals in mind. The park is a project of the City of Greeley in partnership with Shane’s Inspiration, a nonprofit focused on building inclusive playgrounds.
Security Service presented the financial support to help with the cost of replacing the outdated playground in Island Grove Regional Park with the new playground. Plans for Aven’s Village include nine distinct play and sensory areas for children ages two and up, including a fort modeled after historic Colorado forts, slides that allow wheelchair-bound children to race their able-bodied friends, a high activity zone, an interactive maze and sensory gardens, among other play zones where special needs children can play alongside other children in the community.
“This park will make a difference in the lives of thousands of people with special needs and the their families. Just as importantly, it will encourage children to grow up accepting and appreciating all forms of diversity,” said Laura McFadden, Security Service’s assistant vice president for Northern Colorado. “We are honored to support Aven’s Village and the City of Greeley in such a worthwhile project.”
The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union’s market areas. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.