Donald & Lisa Pliner's Peace for the Children Foundation Partners with KaBOOM! to Build Miami PlaygroundSaturday, March 1, 2008
MIAMI, FL - The Peace for the Children Foundation, founded by Donald & Lisa Pliner, have partnered with KaBOOM! to build a new playground in Miami this year.
The playground will be designed based on drawings submitted by children at a Design Day event held prior to the build. A locally formed playground planning committee will work closely with the two organizations to prepare for the build. KaBOOM! and The Peace for the Children Foundation will be joined by hundreds of volunteers from the Miami community to build the playground.
The Peace for the Children Foundation supports initiatives to advance the peace, care and welfare of children in need to bring the light of hope back into their lives.
"There are millions of children in need of assistance and hopefully we will, through this foundation, make a difference in lives that will make a difference in the world", says Donald J Pliner. "This partnership is a culmination of our dreams for this organization. We have always wanted to create a sanctuary for children-somewhere they can enjoy themselves and find a little peace."
KaBOOM!, a Washington D.C. based non-profit, has helped build more than 1,300 playgrounds, skateparks, ice rinks and sports fields across North America since its inception in 1995.
"We're ecstatic about this partnership and excited to be working with such a great organization like The Peace for the Children Foundation," KaBOOM! CEO & Co-Founder Darell Hammond said. "Both of our organizations have made a tremendous commitment to continue to improve the lives of children and I can't think of a better way to strive toward our goal of doing so than by working together."
Peace for the Children Foundation
Peach for the Children Foundation is a non-profit organization, which supports initiatives to advance peace, care and welfare in the lives of children in need. The foundation began in September 2007 and was founded by Lisa and Donald Pliner. The Peace for the Children Foundation has offices in Miami and New York. For more information, visit www.peaceforthechildren.org.
Donald J Pliner
Donald J Pliner, renowned luxury footwear and accessories designer began in 1989 and immediately established a reputation for innovative design and style for both men and women. Pliner's own motto for design, "when the feet are uncomfortable, so is the mind, so is the body, so is the soul." This motto has proved him well as in 2004, he was inducted into the Footwear News Hall of Fame. The Donald J Pliner Collection now includes men's and women's casual and dress footwear, handbags and leather clothing. For more information, visit www.donaldjpliner.com.
KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since 1995, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,300 new playgrounds, skateparks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, regional and national trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and the Playmaker Network - a national network of individual advocates for play. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago, Atlanta and San Mateo, CA. For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.