Celebration for Lowe’s Volunteers

JACKSON, Tenn. — It was a day of celebration at Polly’s Playground, Thursday. A safe haven for children who come to the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse on Airways Boulevard. All thanks to volunteers from the Lowe’s in north and south Jackson.

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-7-51-36-pm“When we came out at the time, there was wasps nests all in it. The wood was rotting. And it was just in bad shape,” said Amy Ellenburg, Lowe’s Store Manager.

The volunteers devoted a day to update this playground for children they will never meet, victims of child abuse who come here to heal.

“A lot of times, they’re here for very difficult situations and so having this playground gives them one more opportunity to kind of forget that for a minute, and just be a child,” said Sherry Cole, Madison County Director for the Carl Perkins Center.

Last month, the workers installed new equipment and updated the area, making it safe once again; an update that did not cost the non-profit a dime.

And volunteers said it is more than just the children who benefit from the renovations at Polly’s Playground.

“It was just a really good feeling,” said Michael McDaniel, “knowing you’re doing something to help out, especially kids who are having trouble in their lives and have had trouble in their past.”

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