Volunteers to Build Playground at Dream Weavers of Georgia in Alpharetta

  • Alpharetta residents and UnitedHealthcare employees to build
    2,538-square-foot playground in six hours

ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today more than 200 Alpharetta residents and UnitedHealthcare employees
will build a new playground at Dream Weavers of Georgia’s Kalen Center.

The new 2,538-square-foot playground will include a Cozy Cocoon, Spiral
Slide, Tic-Tac-Toe Activity Wall and more. The playground’s design is
based on drawings created by children from Dream Weavers who
participated in a “design day” event in May. The new playground will
help give more than 3,600 kids in Alpharetta the play-filled childhood
they deserve.

Dream Weavers of Georgia, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
enriching the lives of foster children, with a goal to create
opportunities and provide resources that promote educational, emotional
and social well-being of Georgia’s foster children. The new playground
will serve as a “live lab” to teach parents how to engage with their
children and to assist in reuniting families. It will offer a safe space
where treatment team members can observe the children in play in a
natural environment.

The volunteers will work with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization
that helps bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of
children. The Alpharetta playground is the 2,785th
KaBOOM!-organized build since 1996, and the 20th to be
created by KaBOOM! and UnitedHealthcare.

“We’re incredibly grateful to UnitedHealthcare, KaBOOM! and all the
volunteers for their help in bringing the joy of play to the children
and families Dream Weavers serves,” said Fred Moeller, founder, Dream
Weavers. “We’re thrilled to have this awesome, new playground that will
benefit hundreds of children for years to come.”

“UnitedHealthcare is honored to help build a playground with a nonprofit
partner who works hard to serve children in the foster care system and
their families,” said Garland Scott, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Georgia.
“We believe the new playground at Dream Weavers will help inspire
children to participate in healthy activities by playing and exercising

This playground build is part of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live
Well.” program, an employee-volunteer initiative dedicated to decreasing
hunger and obesity, inspiring service and encouraging volunteerism. For
more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local
opportunities to get involved, visit DoGoodLiveWell.org.
Follow @DoGoodLiveWell
on Twitter or “like” Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 1.2 million Georgians with a network
of 168 hospitals and nearly 25,000 physicians and other care providers

About Dream Weavers
Dream Weavers of Georgia, Inc., is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of
foster children. The goal of Dream Weavers is to create opportunities
and provide resources that promote educational, emotional and social
well-being of Georgia’s foster children. Please join them in this
mission to lift up foster children to be all they can be.

About KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated
to giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America
– the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so
they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to
build, open or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one
million volunteers and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great
places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and
works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in
fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and
why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org
or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom
or facebook.com/kaboom.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to
helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health
care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and
sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers
the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers,
military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and
Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians
and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities
nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth
Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being
company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

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Tracey Lempner, 770-876-8224