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        Help Us Rebuild Our Playground

                    

In the spring of 2017, Galapagos Rockford Charter School received support from KaBOOM! and the Dr Snapple Group to build a playground at our Lower Academy campus.  These two organizations donated $15,000 worth of equipment to Galapagos. Galapagos then raised another $30,000.   Galapagos received financial support from local foundations, businesses and individuals.  With that support, Galapagos brought together a team of volunteers which included instructors, parents and community members.  The result was a beautiful playground, that was enjoyed by children throughout the entire summer.

Unfortunately, on August 27, a group of vandals set fire to the playground.  We are not sure of their motive but their act of arson destroyed a portion of the playground including one of our ten foot tunnel slides.  The actions of this small group of individuals has negatively impacted the community at large.  We will not allow that to happen.  Galapagos is committed to not only rebuilding the playground but also making it even better.

We need your help to bring the playground back and to make it clear that we will not tolerate vandals.  Please consider donating towards our efforts.  We will use every dollar raised to go directly into the rebuild of the playground.  Our goal is to bring play back to our community.  The playground will be better than ever.
     

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Did you know that you can support Galapagos Rockford through your holiday shopping?  If you purchase online, please sign up for AmazonSmile and choose Galapagos Rockford as your charity.  AmazonSmile is the Amazon website with one difference; Amazon donates a percentage of each sale to Galapagos Rockford.  The great thing is that it does not cost you a penny and you get to support the great programming at Galapagos!