Our international travel came to a halt last March, but we still had plenty going on stateside that kept our operations team busy. Even with all the pauses and lockdowns, we were still able to remove 48 playgrounds with help from our team of volunteers and reached the milestone of removing our 1,000th playground this spring.
We were able to ship 48 playgrounds to countries around the world. Our Rockford Park District partnered with us to bring two local playgrounds up to code, along with donating many others.
The welding program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois grew even larger. We had the opportunity to serve alongside 17 new students, with 13 getting their welding certificates and 4 who interned at our Rockford warehouse welding playgrounds.