The Harmony Park Project is hoping to create an accessible playground for children with special needs. Today, Jazz UpFront hosted a happy hour fundraiser to create more awareness in the community for the project.
“These sort of events are so key to raising awareness of our cause and also pushing us closer to our fundraising goal,” says Corine Chapman, Co-Chairman of The Harmony Park Project.
All of the tips collected during the event went toward benefiting the project. They have raised $65,000 since January but are still about $100,000 short of their fundraising goal.
Chapman says that after doing research she and her team have found out that Bloomington-Normal is the only community in the state, with over 50,000 people, that does not have an accessible playground. The project hopes to change that within the next year.