Pacific Life, KaBOOM! & Business Partners: Rolling Up Our Sleeves for a Great Cause!

The Pacific Life Foundation partners with distribution partners to build playgrounds in their local communities.

In celebration of our 150th Anniversary, Pacific Life and the Pacific Life Foundation joined forces with a few of our business partners to build playgrounds across the country.  We kicked off the celebration on August 18 with Edward Jones in St. Louis, MO, to complete a playground benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Louis.  Volunteers from Edward Jones and Pacific Life participated in both the pre-build day to prep the site for the playground build, as well as the build day.

A week later, M Financial rallied employees to work alongside Pacific Life volunteers as they built a playground for the Hillsboro Community Foundation in Portland, OR.  Volunteers from M Financial also participated in the prep day where they helped measure and cut lumber and prep the site for the playground build.

To close out the year with our 11th playground build nationwide, on Saturday, October 27, Pacific Life partnered with PARS (Public Agency Retirement Services) to build a playground benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley’s Huntington Beach Branch. RSD Marketing and Public Affairs team members participated in pre-build activities sorting playground equipment and cutting lumber.

The Pacific Life Foundation is thankful for all the volunteers that came out to this year’s three KaBOOM! playground builds to help provide disadvantaged youth with a safe and fun place to PLAY!

Check out some of the highlights from each build:

St. Louis Build

Noteworthy accomplishments:
  • 2 Cornhole and Jenga sets built
  • 1 US Map painted on the blacktop
  • 6 benches constructed
  • 2 shade structures assembled
  • 115 dedicated volunteers
  • 85% humidity
  • 1 STUNNING playground assembled in under six hours!

The playground build was highlighted in the St. Louis News!

Hillsboro Build

Remarkable achievements:
  • 7 picnic tables assembled
  • 1 little library built
  • lots of asphalt games painted
  • 16 build teams working together
  • 250 scoops of ice cream served as a post-build treat
  • over 200 committed volunteers
  • 1 INCREDIBLE playground built!

Orange County Build

Impressive accomplishments:
  • 15,300 pounds of concrete mixed
  • 160 cubic yards of mulch moved
  • a Gaga Pit built
  • 2 planter benches assembled
  • lots of painting, gardening, and landscaping
  • 170 passionate volunteers
  • 1 AMAZING playground completed in just under five hours!

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