CoreNet Global Redesigns Landscape for Child Haven (US)

Members of CoreNet Global, the world's premier corporate real estate association, will volunteer time, effort and money to create a friendly, welcoming environment and landscape for the children of Child Haven. CoreNet Global volunteers will show their community spirit through their semi-annual Community Reinvestment Challenge for CoreNet Global's Las Vegas Summit on October 21 and 22, 2005.

Volunteers of CoreNet Global will work together to improve the landscaping around Child Haven campus. The outdoor visitation areas throughout the campus will be redesigned to offer a more family-friendly environment for the children including a water play area.

The water play area will feature individual "pop jet" nozzles that are situated on a flat, spongy, splash pad surface. The jets will shoot water into the air courtesy of a computerized sequence, which reduces the amount of water used compared to a traditional fountain. During cooler weather when the water is turned off, the surface can still be used as a playground.

The landscape redesign will also include the painting of murals, done with the help of Child Haven children, as well as adding umbrellas for shade, putting in planters, and incorporating visiting areas into the landscape.

Child Haven, a division of Clark County Family Services, provides temporary care, housing and treatment for children aged three days to 17 years who have been placed in protective custody. The Child Haven campus consists of eight cottages as well as activity and school centers.

The Community Reinvestment Challenge will take place October 21 and 22 and media members will be able to photograph and interview volunteers on site.

Source: CoreNet Global

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