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Volunteers from the Home Depot, KaBOOM!

, New Economics for Women,

Child Care Resource Center Join Forces to Build a New Playground in One Day

This Thursday 200 Volunteers will be working hard to complete a KaBOOM! playground in just one
day. Built in NEW’s Tierra del Sol, award winning mixed-use master planned community in Canoga
Park and located in one of the poorest areas in the San Fernando Valley the, the project was built
on an abandoned five-acre site that was once a city-owned. Many City of Los Angeles elected
officials confirmed to appear and lend support.

Los Angeles, CA, July 28, 2010 --( More More than 200 volunteers from The Home Depot,
New Economics for Women, the Child Care Resource Center and organizers from the nonprofit
organization KaBOOM! will join together to build a state-of-the-art, 2,500 square foot playground in one
day. The playground will provide a safe, fun environment for the children in the community.

The playground is funded through a $65,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation, a $7,500
contribution from New Economics for Women and additional funding for safety surfacing and shade
structures from the Child Care Resource Center. As a founding partner of KaBOOM!, The Home Depot
provides financial support, materials and numerous volunteers for playground projects across North
America as part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities its stores serve. As official
Sustainability Partners, The Home Depot and KaBOOM! work to make sure each playground project is as
environmentally friendly as possible as well as educating children and communities about this important
issue. For this project, all materials will be recycled and any unused materials remaining after the
completion of the build will be donated to other organizations.

The playground will be built in NEW's Tierra del Sol, an award winning mixed-use master planned
community of affordable housing in Canoga Park. Located in one of the poorest areas in the San
Fernando Valley, the project was built on an abandoned five-acre site that was once a city-owned
maintenance facility. Tierra del Sol comprises 119 apartments, an adjacent state-of-the-art charter
elementary school, and the Dennis P. Zine Community Center which provides a comprehensive Head
Start Preschool program run by Child Care Resource Center as well as other educational and supportive
services that help families build assets and become economically self-sufficient.

Where: Zine Community Center

21400 W. Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91303

When: Thursday, July 29

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Project Kick-Off
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Best viewing of playground construction
11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Councilmember Zine presenting cert
Controller Wendy Greuel speaking
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Final construction phase/adjustments
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. “Board-Cutting" closing ceremony

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Attending: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
LAPD Topanga Station
CPNC members
More to be confirmed

About The Home Depot Foundation

Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and
preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. The Foundation's
goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the
long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and green spaces; and to receive the economic, social and
environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community. Since its formation, The Home Depot
Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more
than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1875
playgrounds, parks and green spaces. For more information, visit and
follow us on Twitter homedepotfdn.

About KaBOOM!
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving
play. Through community building, the organization is focused on giving every child in America a great
place to play within walking distance. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build
model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,700 new playgrounds,
skate parks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of
resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM!
National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and Playmakers - a national network of
individual advocates for play. KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif. For more
information, visit

About New Economics for Women

Founded in 1985 as the first Latina-operated nonprofit community economic development organization in
the United States, NEW's vision is to reduce poverty by creating and building wealth opportunities. Its
mission is to “create economic and educational opportunities for single parents, families, and disinvested
communities as a pathway for dreams to come true.” NEW currently owns and operates 651 units
consisting of a transitional living center for young single mothers and eight affordable multi-family
housing developments. In addition, through its financial literacy, homebuyer education, foreclosure
prevention and matched savings programs, NEW enables families to become first-time homeowners, start
businesses and attend college.

About Child Care Resource Center

The Child Care Resource Center is a private non-profit agency dedicated to the promotion of higher
standards in child care and early education. Since 1976, CCRC's mission has been guided by the belief
that our social and economic future depends on the quality of a young child's experiences. CCRC now
encourages the growth and development of over 100,000 children and their families each month through a
variety of comprehensive, creative, informative and supportive programs and services. For more

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Contact Information:
Child Care Resource Center
Stephanie Bruce
CCRC Communications

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