PlayWELL Park KaBOOM! Build Day

06/08/2017 - 06/10/2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Poe Center for Health Education and MetLife Foundation are building a playground!

Your help is needed to prepare for this exciting day!

Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. Together, we can ensure kids get the balance of play they need to thrive! Please join us and show that play matters to you.

On June 10th, volunteers from the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and MetLife Foundation will build a great new place for kids to play in ONE day. The project is in partnership with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. There are three upcoming opportunities to get involved.


The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education
224 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh NC 27610


June 8th (8 am-5 pm) & June 9th (9 am-12 pm)

Prep Days
These two days will be heavy labor, prepping the site for playground installation. There are some opportunities for lighter labor providing refreshments.

June 10th (8 am-3 pm)

Build Day
Join us for the playground installation. There will be  a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day. Food, music and activities will all be part of the fun. We will need more than 50 volunteers from the SE Raleigh community to help us give area kids the childhood they deserve by upgrading our playground.

RSVP to confirm your attendance:
Rachel Pohlman, 919-231-4006 ext. 314 or

Register Online HERE!

If you are unable to attend in person, we hope that you will show your support for the cause of play in SE Raleigh by joining the conversation online on June 10th using the hashtag #playmatters

Volunteer Information:

  • Volunteers should be age 18+ and will assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, etc.
  • Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes; leave valuables at home.
  • Youth activities provided.
  • Gloves, goggles, breakfast, and lunch will be provided.