The Kiwanis Clubs of Cape Cod are performing a “Kiwanis One Day of Service” Saturday, April 12, at Safe Harbor, a safe and secure family shelter offering emergency assistance for women and children who are homeless due to domestic violence.
The Kiwanis Foundation of New England has awarded a $1,000 grant for the playground project at the shelter, contingent upon the Kiwanis Clubs pitching in and helping with this project financially.
With the grant and another $1,200 in donated funds, the Kiwanis Clubs hope to purchase a playground set, lumber, rubber mulch, stockade fencing, outdoor Adirondack-style chairs, and picnic tables.
The most labor-intensive part will be erecting the playground equipment. Volunteers who are builders, handymen, or who are skilled at home projects as well as unskilled laborers are welcome as there will be plenty of chores for all.
Work will consist of yard cleanup, setting up picnic tables and chairs, repairing and painting fences, spreading rubber mulch in the playground, and more.
Drivers with pickups also will be needed to transport the playground set from The Home Depot in Wareham to the shelter, and for lumber runs to the Hyannis store.
To participate, potential volunteers should contact Terrie Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if a shift is available. The service day will run from 7 AM to 7 PM, Ms. Cook said.
Local high school Key Clubs will also be participating. Kiwanis Clubs of Mashpee, Sandwich, Hyannis, and the Lower Cape comprise Cape Cod Kiwanis Clubs.