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    Helping to Make Our Playgrounds More Inclusive for All Children

    In today’s video, I’ll tell you how you can support a worthy cause.

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    Think back to the days when you were a kid at the playground. Unfortunately, that experience is one not everyone can have, as children with mobility issues have little to do in most playgrounds. Luckily, my guest in today’s video, Walt Schweikert of the Newtown Lions Club, is spearheading the effort to change that.

    They’re trying to raise money to add playground equipment to Dickinson Park that’s more inclusive to children with disabilities. They’re only looking to add three or four pieces of equipment that would allow kids in wheelchairs and those with other disabilities to play alongside their friends and family.

    Newtown is about inclusivity, kindness, and people coming together.

    This initiative has a personal significance for Walt, as it was his granddaughter Leah who suggested it to the Newtown Lions Club in the first place. Her brother, Walt’s grandson, is confined to a wheelchair. One day at the park, she noticed him sitting by himself while the rest of the kids were having fun playing, and she didn’t want that to happen again.

    Newtown is about inclusivity, kindness, and people coming together, and I plan to do the best I can to help raise as much money as possible for this great cause. I promise to match the first $1,000 worth of donations. Their goal is to raise about $45,000 more than they already have, so if you’d like to donate, follow this link. Every bit helps.

    If you have more questions about this topic or there’s anything I can help you with, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to speak with you.

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