Adobe & Community

Adobe Volunteers Build a Playground

October 26, 2011

More than 125 Adobe volunteers gave 600 children a new, safe space to play in Menlo Park, California. Adobe volunteers were joined by their counterparts from SAP and other community volunteers to form a force of over 350 volunteers who built a safe place to play, designed by the children who will play there.

“It was so much fun to work side by side with Adobe volunteers, members of the community and SAP. And it’s nice to know that the children are playing on the transformed Willow Oaks playground today and every day because of what Adobe employees were willing to give of themselves” said Julia L., Employee Engagement Program Manager.

Check out what Adobe volunteers helped accomplish in a little over four hours: 

  • Mixed over 23,000 pounds of concrete
  • Moved 275 Cubic yards of mulch
  • Painted an amazing mural with the students of Willow Oaks
  • Re-painted MANY colorful sidewalk games
  • Refreshed  2 basketball courts with newly painted lines and new nets
  • Built 4 sturdy picnic tables with game tops
  • Built 2 shade structures to create a wonderful community gathering space
  • Built and painted 3 landmark directional posts
  • Built 6 solid benches with backs
  • Delivered a beautiful new playground to the students of Willow Oaks Elementary School

The volunteer event was the result of collaboration between Adobe, SAP and KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to building play facilities in underserved communities around the U.S. through community participation and leadership. This marks the fourth year Adobe has participated in a KaBOOM! playground project with executive sponsor, Matt Thompson, Adobe’s senior vice president of WW Sales Operations, involved in the initiative.

Learn more about Adobe’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.

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I like to see large companies like Adobe participating in outreach events to help out the community