Students from Foxborough Regional Charter School (FRCS) in Massachusetts recently gathered to imagine what their dream playground would look like. They drew out their plans; each designed to be colorful, creative and fun.
More than 100 UnitedHealthcare employees then had the opportunity to help turn the kids’ imaginative drawings into reality while participating in a playground build at FRCS in Foxborough on Oct. 1. The build was done in collaboration with KaBOOM! The national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids, especially those living in poverty, a safe place to play.
FRCS is a K-12 public school that offers an educational option to families and students in underserved and underperforming districts. The school’s enrollment is approximately 1,700 students from 20 communities, spanning from Attleboro to Wrentham.
“We’re dedicated to serving our local communities and helping everyone – especially children – thrive and live happy, healthy lives,” said Stephen Farrell, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England. “I feel privileged we are able to participate in events like this where we can provide safe and fun places for kids to play, and am proud of the team for all the hard work that went into making this playground come to life.”
Volunteers were joined on build day by members of the New England Patriots, who helped complete the assembly of the playground and attended the ribbon cutting that followed.
This was the 31st playground build UnitedHealthcare has done with KaBOOM! since 2010 and the 10th build with the help of the New England Patriots.