The Village Playground

The Village Playground

From The Restoration House ...

The Restoration House is helping children of low-income single mothers build their minds and bodies through active and imaginative play with the construction of a 6,000 square foot playground at The Village!

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Update #7

over 4 years ago

Thank you for all your support with The Village Playground. It was amazing to see over 100 volunteers join their time with your financial commitment to make this dream a reality. You can relive the building with by viewing the inspiring photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152936931242021.1073741852.9393767020

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The playground at the Village is being built in memory of Mike McCormick.  Mike unexpectedly passed away on February 9, 2014 from complications of the flu.  He was a wonderful husband, father, friend, coworker and a strong Christian man. For many years Mike was involved in serving or a leadership role at West Towne Christian Church.  Mike was the Executive Vice President of Stowers Machinery, Inc. and had worked for them for 24 years.  

Mike loved children!  Any child who was raising funds for their team, school, troop or church only had to ask Mike and he would purchase anything from them.  One year, he bought 24 boxes of Girl Scout cookies!  

Mike was involved in several ministries around the Knoxville area that concerned children.  The Restoration House's ministry to single mothers and their children was very close to his heart.  This playground will make many children happy and that would have made Mike happy also!

Thank you to all who have already contributed time and money for this first phase of construction. This initial phase is complete and we are now raising funds for Phase II.

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Update #7

Thank you for all your support with The Village Playground. It was amazing to see over 100 volunteers join their time with your financial commitment to make this dream a reality. You can relive the building with by viewing the inspiring photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152936931242021.1073741852.9393767020

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Update #6

The weekend of June 25th over 100 volunteers came together to construct a 6,000 square foot playground in loving memory of Mike McCormick. Your generosity has helped create a place where children can grow and families can heal. We are so honored by your tremendous investment in the lives of single mothers and their children. Please be on the lookout on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more pictures to come of this amazing space. We also want to express our deepest appreciation to the McCormick Family, Stowers Machinery, Hedstrom Design, Knoxville Fellow and all the volunteers who brought this space to life!

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The playground build is fast approaching! Today the femce is installed and now we need your help to finish it up. Come out this Fri and Sat!

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Update #4

Look what just arrived for the new playground at The Village! The swings are here! The big build is just two weeks away! We are so grateful to all those who are helping make this dream come to reality for children of single mother families and in memory of Mike McCormick!

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Update #3

This past Saturday friends from Apostles Anglican Church spent 16 hours installing the gazebo as the centerpiece of the new playground! We are so excited about getting the rest of the playground equipment installed on June 27th. We are a third of the way toward our fundraising goal! Thank you for all of your support. If you know of others would like to help make a difference in the lives of children at The Village please share this with them!

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Update #2

Check out the CAT play structure that is getting custom built in Colorado to honor Mike McCormick, who served at Stowers Machinery for over 25 years! We can't wait to have this installed at The Village Playground on June 27th.

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Update #1

We've hit 25% of our goal for The Village Playground! Please help us get the word out so we can build it on June 27th!

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