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Volunteers begin building therapeutic playground

The "leave behind" project in honor of the Republican National Convention began taking shape Tuesday June 12. The Volunteer Day saw credit union staff, republican national committee staff and hospital employees work side-by-side planting gardens, constructing toys and building walls for the therapeutic playground at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

The Volunteers helped plant more than 1,400 plants, many of which will be in a sensory garden that will help children rehabilitate through sensory perception. The volunteers worked in three, two-hour shifts. All Children's patients toured the playground throughout the day including Seth, who thanked all of the volunteers for their hard work. Rep. Jimi Frishe, Majority Whip in the Florida House, stopped in to also thank volunteers and let them know how much All Children's has meant to the Tampa/St. Pete community.

The $300,000 playground will be completed before the Republican National Convention begins in Tampa in August. This project is a great way to show lawmakers and the nation just what credit unions are all about. If your credit union would like to donate to the project, visit the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation website or contact Foundation Executive Director Leonard Parkhurst at 866.231.0545 ext. 1154.