Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric awards the February $1,000 Caring Community Giveaway to Playworks Colorado.
Playworks Colorado helps schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in. The staff at Playworks Colorado believe that all kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. Their vision is to create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.
Playworks Colorado has been serving low-income schools across Denver and surrounding areas since 2010. Their year-round on-site services and professional development workshops help bring play to thousands of students across Colorado.
“Any time we can help support the children is our community, we feel honored,” said John Ward, Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric president. “It’s important for our children to feel included on the playground and the staff at Playworks Colorado make that happen.”
Playworks Colorado partners with teachers, principals, and parents to make sure that kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom and in the community. Students who are more physically active are believed to have greater feelings of safety at school and less bullying behavior.
“This $1,000 donation from Applewood Plumbing will support safe and healthy play throughout Colorado. Playworks Colorado appreciates Applewood’s support of our mission to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.” Jeffrey Mizell, Development Manager.
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has served the Denver/Boulder Metro area for more than 40 years and is proud to have been named to the Denver Post’s Lists of Top Workplaces and the Editor’s Choice for Best Customer Service in 5280 Magazine’s Top of the Town issue. They are honored to be a past winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Trust in the Large Business category and a recipient of the City of Golden Rotary Ethics in Business Award.