Neighborhood House marked its official 120th Anniversary on September 14th with a ribbon cutting for a new childcare playground.
With the help of people like you, Neighborhood House
raised $73,000 in 2014 to purchase the playground equipment. The house also
received large donations from Ameren Illinois, CEFCU and Kreiling
Roofing to help cover turf, fencing and the playground structure.
Unfortunately, the project was stalled for two years because of sinkholes in
the parking lot, which is a problem for many south side businesses.
After core samplings and getting clearance from
engineers, more than 60 skilled laborers and carpenters volunteered their time
to install the playground in July, saving an additional $16,000. Now
children at Neighborhood House have a beautiful and safe place to play.