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A Place to Play: The Bay School Playground Project

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Thank you to everyone near and far who helped make some big magic happen at The Bay School!
March 29, 2017

We’ve completed our playground project, and our students and staff are enjoying the upgrades every day. You can see the photos of the completed  See more

BENEFITING: Bay School

THE STORY:

Our goal is to make The Bay School playground a more enjoyable, usable, and accessible place for our students to be year round by installing the poured-in-place safety surface often used at parks. We also hope to have garden beds and benches built to make it a more beautiful play space. We need to raise $31,000 now - by the middle of August 2016 - to make this dream come true for these very special students!

If you’re driving down Capitola Road in Santa Cruz, California, you just might have the chance to witness a little bit of magic happening at The Bay School. And if you look closely you’ll surely see some amazing things going on there… You might see a 15-year-old boy whose love for the swing is so deep that after years of using only single words to communicate, he will be inspired to speak his first spontaneous sentence, “I want swing.” When this boy swings his smile beams as brightly as the warm sun shining over head. And every so often, he closes his eyes because he enjoys the way it feels to turn off that sense-which is usually so over heightened for him- and experience the world in a different way. He is a bird flying and free.

Founded in 1999, The Bay School is a nonprofit organization providing students with autism and/or developmental disabilities ages 5 to 22 with comprehensive, scientifically-based educational and clinical services resulting in measurable and lasting improvements in the lives of the students and families it serves.

In 2013, The Bay School moved to its current location. Unfortunately, the roughly 2,000 square foot outdoor play area just couldn’t hold up to the foot traffic of our 50 students and 70 staff members who use it every day. The once sodded area is now hard packed dirt, which quickly becomes a huge mud puddle when it rains. Our students move throughout the school environment during the day, and the playground area is the most visited by far. This sad outdoor space needs some serious love, and we hope that you have some love to give us!

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Fred Rogers

 

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To This Fundraiser

$34,890

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rebecca W

    $25

  • cody dumont

    $25

  • Chris and Laima

    $50

  • Tuckers

    $100

  • The Parrish Family

    $100

  • Miriam & Tony Fendler

    $50

  • Tania McAdams

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Andrew and Carolyn Fitzgerald

    $100

  • Maryland Fitzgeralds

    $50

  • Andrea Gold

    $100

  • Julie & Bill Crenshaw

    $50

  • Sylvia Rodrigues

    $20

  • Jeff and Veronica Schauer

    $100

  • Virginia Stanley

    $100

  • LAURA'S MOM AND DAD

    $100

  • Revital Ganon Baruch

    $25

  • Violet & Asher Luna

    $10

  • Eric Carlson

    $25

  • Jon Schratzmeier

     

  • Tittle's

    $100

  • Janelle (Franco) Dowling

     

  • Alyson, Coqui and Amaya

    $100

  • Nanette

    $100

  • ELMAN Family

    $25

  • Cole Lawson

    $50

  • Laurie Zeszut, Gabe Star's Grandmother.

    $500

  • Charlie Holmes

    $50

  • Skip and Kathy McGuinness

    $1,000

  • Liz

    $50

  • Jerry and Robynn Walters

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Krista Holt

    $45

  • The Walters Family- Erin, Blair, Elle and Ford

    $250

  • Emmett and Jessica Peixoto

    $100

  • Virginia Johnson

    $25

  • Leo and Silas

    $100

  • Earnie & Barb Porta

    $100

  • Janet Lishman

     

  • Janet Lishman

     

  • Rasner Family

    $100

  • Sara Fletcher

     

  • Harben Porter

    $25

  • Joe, Bethany, Gretchen and Britta

    $100

  • Sheryl & Zoey Hill

    $25

  • Zeszut Family

    $2,000

  • Racquel Rattie

    $100

  • Cate Stalock

    $25

  • Gina lopes

    $50

  • Murphys (Kevin, Siqi, Robert, and Katherine)

    $100

  • The Mesa Family

    $100

  • Hess family

    $100

  • The Kau Family

    $50

  • Judy and John

    $500

  • Judy and Earnie

    $250

  • Sophie Williams

    $200

  • Sundar & Chitra

     

  • Sara and Suresh

    $600

  • Jill & Gary Fusari

    $100

  • Gabe

    $100

  • Thomas Banks

    $5,000

  • The Nees

     

  • Joel & Kate Wineroth

    $500

  • Benjamin Gray

    $100

  • Sarah B

    $50

  • Barry Lasser

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Grandma Fitzgerald

    $100

  • Sandra Keleher-Baxter

    $1,000

  • Stephanie Dale

    $100

  • The Foys

    $25

  • Memaw & Cooper Gabriel

    $100

  • Kathy Adams

     

  • Melissa Brown

    $50

  • The Merrell Family

    $50

  • Ishaan and Meera Allen

    $100

  • deb gowen

    $25

  • Edwards

    $500

  • Normandy Gray

    $50

  • The Buckley-Buell Family

    $100

  • Jack & Shelly Gillan

    $100

  • J Gray's

    $250

  • Lisa

    $50

  • Sandi & Dave Stoltenkamp

    $250

  • The Keane Family

    $50

  • Heather Cline Scott

    $50

  • Alana Vogl & Tomas Gold

    $25

  • Patti Iwanciow

    $50

  • Eric Banks

    $10,000

  • Alexandra Sanders

    $25

  • Robert Menefee

    $500

  • Anderson Family

    $50

  • The Trischman Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kathleen

    $25

  • Rob and Sue Fisher

    $50

  • Thomas and Germaine Goblirsch

    $100

  • Phil and Linda Jones

     

  • Peggy and Rusty Bateson

    $500

  • Pretty Flower

    $500

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113% Raised of $31,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pretty Flower

Pretty Flower

DONATION: $500

4 weeks ago

Peggy and Rusty Bateson

Peggy and Rusty Bateson

DONATION: $500

Gabe's Family 1 year ago

Phil and Linda Jones

Phil and Linda Jones

For Gabe 1 year ago

Thomas and Germaine Goblirsch

Thomas and Germaine Goblirsch

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Rob and Sue Fisher

Rob and Sue Fisher

DONATION: $50

Very happy to support this worth cause in honor of our two nephews Shane and Wesley Crosswhite 1 year ago

Kathleen

Kathleen

DONATION: $25

So happy about this!! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

The Trischman Family

The Trischman Family

DONATION: $50

In Honor of Henry Porta 1 year ago

Anderson Family

Anderson Family

DONATION: $50

Here's to watching all of our students play, laugh and learn! 1 year ago

Robert Menefee

Robert Menefee

DONATION: $500

For my Grandson Will and his schoolmates 1 year ago