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Help for Haitians


Children in Haiti are swinging and sliding on the playground seen here thanks to a joint effort between the Oak Lawn Park District and Kids Around the World, an organization that refurbishes and reinstalls donated playground equipment in impoverished areas throughout the world.

Kids Around the World representatives visited the Wolfe Wildlife Refuge in Oak Lawn last June to remove the playground equipment on the site, and then traveled to Haiti to install it. A new tree play structure and a splash pad were installed at Wolfe Wildlife Refuge as part of a renovation project. The used equipment went to the Children of Hope organization in Haiti.