Vivienne's Joy Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to bringing awareness to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, supporting other bereaved parents and bringing joy to others.
Vivienne's Joy Foundation is seeking funding to develop the Boyd park playground in the heart of St. Paul's historic Cathedral Hill neighborhood, and transform it into a safe and imaginative play space.
The goals of this project include:
Developing a play space for neighborhood children that encourage active, outdoor, and imaginative play.
Developing a destination park that draws visitors from other parts of the city, contributing to the economic development of the Cathedral Hill neighborhood.
Deepening community engagement and investment in local public spaces.
Increasing neighborhood safety.
Creating a space for the people who loved Vivie to gather and honor her joyful spirit.
We've partnered with Play by Design, a firm that specializes in a unique process that unifies and empowers communities by bringing people together to design, organize, and construct one-of-a-kind playgrounds. We are excited to use this community build model to redevelop the playground.
September 25-30, 2018 - Vivienne's Playground Build
We’re using a unique community-led process to create Vivie's Playground. Our build will rely 100% on volunteers! Our goal is for the end result to not only serve as a place to honor Vivie and all children in our community lost too soon, but to also deepen community engagement and shared investment in this special place. We need 60 volunteers for 3 shifts a day during our build week. All volunteers are also invited to our Playground Reveal Party on the afternoon of Sunday, September 30th!
Sign up on our website HERE. Sign up for as many shifts as you'd like!
We also will rely on lots of donated materials and tools. If you’d like to help donate please contact the following individuals for more information! Tools: Mike Willey at firstname.lastname@example.org Materials: Sean Bernache at Sean@viviennesjoy.org
Thank you so much for helping make Vivie's Playground come alive!
Boyd Park 335 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102