Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is a proud recipient of a 2010 Let Them Be Kids "Believe" Award! Every dollar raised by our community will be matched by Let Them Be Kids
to build a much needed playground at St. John's!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SJ Father Shows His Children How It's Done!

Tyler Shaw understands the importance of being a role model to his young children. 

When St. John's Elementary decided to raise funds to transform our school yard, Tyler, a future SJ dad of little Maggie and Marcie Shaw, rolled up his sleeves - literally! 

Tyler is a skilled, friendly mechanic who works at Mark Noonan Automotive in Dewitts Corners near Perth. Earlier this year, Tyler decided he wanted to make a financial contribution to the playground. To do this, he decided to work on a Saturday at K&M Automotive and donate his wages for the day. The end result was a generous $250 donation to the new SJ playground! Tyler's approach to doing his part was innovative and demonstrates to his kids that Dad believe it's important to contribute to his community. Plus, he was one of the first contributors to St. John's playground project!

Hopefully, someday soon, daughters Maggie and Marcie will enjoy playing on SJ's fabulous new playground, along with their fellow SJ students! Thanks Tyler!

Photo courtesy of EMC
 The Shaw and Adrain families have been great supporters of SJ's Playground Build! 
In addition to Tyler's contribution, his wife, Nancy, helped to organize the fundraising dance and will help lead the community garden builders team on Build Day. Her father, Bob Adrain, of Clement Printing has donated generously by printing posters and tickets to help with playground fundraisers. From left to right are: Louise Noonan, Maggie Shaw, Nancy Shaw, Bob Adrain of Clement Printing, Marcie Shaw and Declan Noonan.

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