Amata Transition House has put out a call for donations to upgrade their playground equipment.
The childcare worker at the house, Faye Garner, said the equipment was over a decade old, and most of it needed to be thrown away.
“A lot of the toys were plastic, and because they’re outdoor toys such as our tables and chairs, they’ve gotten so weathered and broken, they’re just like glass,” she said. “We have a big basketball hoop, but we have no basketballs.”
Garner said she applied for grants to replace the equipment, but did not recieve the funding.
“I’m back to square one,” she said. “There’s just nothing left to play on.
The Amata Transition House is a 24 hour shelter for women and children who have experienced or are at risk of experienceing abuse.
“We have numourous children coming with mom over the year, and [the equipment] gets utilized a lot, but there is just nothing safe left out there,” Garner said.
She added the equipment is used by children from ages 1-16.
Amata put out the call for donations on Facebook, and have already recieved a few calls.
“There just wasn’t any safe toys left,” Garner said. “These little children’s fingers go everywhere.”
Donations can be submitted though calling the house at (250)-992-7321.
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