Volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation got busy this week and built a new playground for Abrams Elementary on Fort Carson with KaBOOM!, a nonprofit that provides playgrounds to schools nationwide. Not only did they build a playground created with input from students and designed to meet handicapped-accessible standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but volunteers also created an outdoor classroom, added outdoor seating, and stuffed 500 backpacks with school supplies for students. Here at Pikes Peak Habitat we build homes, community and hope, and we are thrilled and proud to see our partner Home Depot making a wonderful difference in our community!
About Giving Back at The Home Depot
Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates. Today, The Home Depot, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work.
Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $198 million in veteran causes, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 33,000 homes and facilities for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot, follow on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.