Neighborhoods in Ciudad Juárez apply for playground equipment

February 20, 2018

The Fundacion Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar and FECHAC have partnered to launch “Playgrounds in the Park,” an initiative designed to get gently used playground equipment into neighborhood parks in Ciudad Juárez. The organizations have extended an invitation to neighborhood groups (consisting of 10 or more individuals) to submit proposals on the need for playground equipment in their neighborhood, how the equipment will improve health, and how the equipment and park will be maintained.

The playground equipment was purchased by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation for a nominal amount from two U.S. playground companies and donated to the Fundacion Paso del Norte with the goal of serving children in Ciudad Juárez. “We are grateful for the support of all of the partners who are making these playgrounds available in Ciudad Juárez including the Health Foundation, FECHAC, and Sertec Custom Agency, who helped transport and store the equipment,” says Karen Yarza, Executive Director, Fundacion Paso del Norte. “It’s a positive example of cross-border collaboration that will help children and families have access to simple amenities like playgrounds. We appreciate everyone’s help in making this project possible.”

The deadline to submit proposals was February 26. Winners will be announced March 7 on the Facebook pages and social networks of FECHAC and Fundacion Paso del Norte. The Fundacion Paso del Norte is the sister foundation of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in Ciudad Juárez. FECHAC is a nonprofit organization in Ciudad Juárez dedicated to serving the critical needs of the community.

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