Make An Impact Foundation Opens New Playground

MOBILE, Ala., December 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Make An Impact Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the education and well-being of underserved children nationwide, today announced the opening of a new playground at 551 Summerville street in Mobile, Alabama. . The aim is to provide children in the area with a safe space to play, exercise and meet other local children.

Adjacent to the Dearborn YMCA, the new playground features playground equipment from Miracle Recreation, a pioneer in producing exciting playgrounds for nearly a century. The new play structure will include four slides, multiple climbers and two roofs for added shade. It will also include a pilot panel with windows and a bumper ladder.

“Making an impact in the lives of children is a priority for our Foundation,” said Dale Gillmore, Founder and Chairman of the Make An Impact Foundation. “We love the mobile community and are excited to return in 2022 as we continue to expand our national #MAIFKidsPlay project across the United States and complete our 21st playground since the beginning of the program. We haven’t forgotten how lucky we are to partner with these amazing businesses, FOX10 and Miracle Recreation, to make an impact in Mobile.”

Make An Impact Foundation partners with organizations to create places where all children have equal opportunities and can play freely without barriers. The Make an Impact Foundation has teamed up with FOX10 and United Way of Southwest Alabama to bring this exciting new playground to life, bringing together community partners committed to serving the Mobile families. This new playground is made possible by great local businesses and partners including EcoSouth Services, Palmer’s Toyota Superstore, Palmer’s Airport Hyundai, Barkin Family and City of Mobile.

A grand opening celebration is planned for today, open to the public, from 3 pm to 5 pm. A DJ will play some family-friendly tunes and local kids will join in the festivities to add to the excitement of this new playground.

About the Make An Impact Foundation:
The mission of the Make An Impact Foundation (MAIF), a 501(c)(3), is to support the education and well-being of children. MAIF identifies children with a learning need, emotional need, disability or illness, as well as severely needy (homeless, poverty, etc.) and creates opportunities to make a change in their lives. At MAIF, our vision is to meet the needs of children by identifying valuable projects, empowering project champions, and finding donor partners to help meet every need. For more information about MAIF, visit our website,

About Miracle® re-creation
Founded nearly a century ago, Miracle Recreation inspires communities to develop children with character to lead tomorrow through high-quality playgrounds. Part of PlayPower®, Inc., Miracle Recreation, leads the exciting world of commercial outdoor play equipment with the belief that a lifetime of self-discovery, independence and leadership begins on a playground. This is where children take perceived risks that challenge and transform them, opening their minds to new perspectives. Visit to learn more

About FOX10 Playground Project:
Playgrounds are more than just playing games. It helps a child build their self-esteem, teaches them how to work with others, develops critical thinking skills and helps their bodies stay healthy. Playgrounds are a great place for families and neighbors to make memories together. Let’s demonstrate our commitment to the community to work together and build a playground! Teaming up with FOX10 Miracle, Southwest Alabama United Roadand Make An Impact to build a brand new playground for mobile district families. You can follow the FOX10 Playground Project live, online and on social media.

About United Way of Southwest Alabama
The Southwest Alabama United Road (UWSWA) serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. Created as a Community Trust in 1926, UWSWA’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the community. UWSWA’s vision is to empower communities by focusing on connecting and mobilizing resources to support the building blocks for a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs. UWSWA has raised and invested more than $240 million in our community to help strengthen its capacity for positive community advancement. Many of these issues affecting our community are addressed by funded programs and initiatives that help thousands of local people each year.

The Clarke County Outreach Center in Grove Hill was made possible through an Alabama Power Foundation Elevate Grant. The Center is a central hub for UWSWA partner agencies serving Clarke County and surrounding areas to meet and deliver their full range of services to residents of the county and is not limited to UWSWA-funded programs. Having a physical presence in Clarke County helps alleviate transportation difficulties as well as raise awareness of the programs and services available to residents. For more information, visit

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