CedarWorks Donates Playsets to Foster Families through Their Play It Forward Program

CedarWorks 2014 Giving Back Program Benefits Three Deserving Foster Families

June 25, 2014

Rockport, Maine – CedarWorks is pleased to announce the names of three foster families who have been selected to receive playsets through the CedarWorks Play It Forward program.

"Play it Forward was developed to give back to those who go above and beyond to bring hope to the lives of young people. We are excited to recognize three very deserving families," stated Barrett Brown, CedarWorks owner and president. "The Rosenstein family from Nevada, Feliciano family from Connecticut, and the Dickson family from Michigan have all shown a strong commitment to the support of the children in their home as well as to the foster care association as a whole. We are delighted to give back something to those who have given so much," added Brown. 

Funding for CedarWorks Play It Forward Program comes in part from current CedarWorks playset owners. Each time an owner refers a new family to CedarWorks, a portion of the sale is donated to the Play It Forward fund. CedarWorks selected the National Foster Parent Association as their organization partner for 2014 because of their commitment and support of children.

"We are very excited about being chosen and honored with a CedarWorks playset as we’ve always been told their products are the best and now our dream has come true to own one. This playset will benefit our special needs children with equipment to learn to climb, crawl, and expel some much needed energy," stated Danielle Dickson, a Play It Forward recipient. The Rosenstein Family are equally excited to receive their new playset not only for the children in their care but for the many families involved in the foster care support groups and other events held in their home. "It will be a blessing to be able to provide a safe, secure, and fun place for these families as well as our own," said Aubrey Rosenstein.

The deadline to apply to CedarWorks Play It Forward program has passed but the giving will continue in Fall 2014 when a second round of playset recipients will be announced.

About National Foster Parent Association 

The National Foster Parent Association, a nonprofit volunteer organization, was established in 1972 to address the needs of foster families in the United States. NFPA strengthens foster, adoptive and kinship families through training and education, nationally-focused legislative advocacy, and development of and support for state and local foster parent associations and child welfare organizations. For more information, visit nfpaonline.org.

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