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, in a press release.
“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, in a press release.
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, in the press release.
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.
For more than 30 years, CedarWorks has been committed to designing and crafting the safest, most beautiful, and highest quality play systems for children. Beginning with its signature line of naturally splinter-free Northern White Cedar outdoor swing sets. CedarWorks now offers three lines of outdoor playsets as well as Rhapsody, a new line of fully customizable luxury indoor playsets, loft beds, bunk beds, and playhouses. CedarWorks donates to organizations and efforts that benefit children and the environment. More than 450,000 cedar seedlings have been planted through CedarWorks ReCedaring program. CedarWorks new 2014 Play It Forward program will grant playsets to families with foster children. For more information, visit www.cedarworks.com
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 www.nfpaonline.org.