From Build Jake’s Place, Pennsauken, NJ:
“It is hard for everyone associated with Build Jake’s Place to make any “thank you” to Fox & Roach Charities more heartfelt or more appreciated.
“When our charity began we thought it would be easy to gather people who believed that every child, regardless of ability, needed a place to play, together. We were convinced anyone would understand that children with disabilities often literally have no place to play. In retrospect, we were unprepared for the amount of effort and time it would take for that understanding to occur and to get our first playground – “Jake’s Place” in Camden County, Cherry Hill – built. We told our story to every business, foundation and person who would listen.
“Fox & Roach Charities was the first to respond with our first grant, as well as continuing donations from individual Fox & Roach Charities related offices. They put their belief in action with many service days at the playground, helping in our efforts to maintain the grounds. This generosity of time and money continues to this day.
“Every gift is an investment. Fox & Roach Charities’ investment has paid off a hundredfold. Today Jake’s Place is nationally recognized as one of the country’s premier play facilities. Everyday hundreds of children, of every ability, play there, happily. It is a joyful, wonderful place where laughter is the loudest sound heard.
“Fox & Roach Charities can take great credit for their faith in our fledgling non-profit as today Jake’s Place is a “destination playground” for thousands of Delaware Valley families. Its success has helped foster the creation of a “Miracle League” baseball league for the disabled on the “Boundless Field” next to Jake’s Place.
“It is a model for our next playground to be built in an adjoining county to serve even more children and families. Once again Fox & Roach Charities was the first to support us with a $25,000 grant and again associated offices have added another $5,500 to this great cause.
“Many children say that Jake’s Place is “their” playground. Fox & Roach Charities and the many remarkably generous Fox & Roach Associates can make this same claim. Everyone associated with Build Jake’s Place and thousands of happy children are so grateful to Fox & Roach Charities and its generous, understanding people.”