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January 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Skatistan Gives Afghan Children Some Play Time

Skateboarding in Afghanistan Provides a Diversion from Desolation Interesting story about an Australian fellow who introduced skateboarding in Kabul. Be sure to watch the video.

Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 26, 2009 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Treehouse Progress at Camp Twin Lakes

Joined the architects from Lord, Aeck and Sargent at Camp Twin Lakes today. There has been great progress on the treehouse project. So exciting to stand on the floor and get a sense of what it will feel like once it's done. The second floor and base of the green roof will go in next week. Beautiful day.

They were… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 23, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Need a Playground?



It is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and I can think of no greater honor to his memory than to transform the day into a national day of service permanently. I am moved to tears by the thought of a country committed to working together to improve the lives of all.



Working together to improve the lives of our children is at the core of the Atlanta Taskforce on Play (ATOP). Over the next couple months, we will be reaching out to… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Treehouse Grows at Camp Twin Lakes

Take a crazy idea add some stunningly talented architects (Lord, Aeck & Sargent), an inspiring home (Camp Twin Lakes), and some generous donors and you come up with something like this:





One year (and a lot of hard work for a lot of people) later it is all becoming real. Take a look at our treehouse this week:…





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Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 8, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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