Beginning in 2014 and culminating in 2016, the Rotary Clubs of Central New Jersey, including the Montgomery/Rocky Hill, Trenton, Princeton Corridor, Princeton, Robbinsville and Hamilton, came together for a single cause: to raise money needed to build a playground for the homeless children at the HomeFront Family Campus in Ewing.
The playground includes grading and surfacing the property as well as the equipment itself has a $150,000 price tag, a goal the Rotarians embraced. “We have made this an international Rotary project with financial assistance from Rotary clubs here and abroad" says Art Martin, longtime HomeFront supporter and a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow. Helping homeless families offers many benefits not only to the individuals in need, but to our community. It’s a win-win for everyone and exemplifies Rotary’s motto, “Service above self". Rotarians even pitched in with some of the hands-on tasks of installing the project.
The playground is now available for the children to enjoy during their interim stay at the wonderful HomeFront family center. For more information on Homefront visit: www.homefrontnj.org