Reaching Out to the Community
Niu Valley to see innovative playground with support from solar firm RevoluSun
Hawaii’s leading solar energy firm, RevoluSun, has partnered with the Niu Valley Community Association to raise $100,000 to purchase playground equipment to create the community’s first playground. In addition to the $5,000 RevoluSun has pledged, the Hawaii-owned solar company will donate $500 per system sold to residents of the neighborhood in the month of February.
“RevoluSun empowers people to take control of their energy future to build cleaner, smarter communities, so we are proud to be a supporter of empowering the Niu Valley community to make a brighter future for the keiki,” said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun principal.
“The City is currently working with the community in a unique private-public partnership to build the community’s first playground,” said Mayor Peter Carlisle. “I applaud the efforts of this community. We are hopeful that with enough support, this long-awaited project can come to fruition during tough economic times.”
The playground design was completed in January and so far the community has raised about $36,000. Supporters need to raise the remaining $64,000 by March to begin construction, with the goal to open the playground by June of this summer.
“As the only park in the Valley, Niu Valley Park is a central location for sports and outdoor activities for the entire community,” said City councilman Stanley Chang, who represents the area. “The residents have been working for several years to build this playground and I fully support this initiative.”
Peter Kay, Niu Valley’s playground chairman, said that “RevoluSun is a perfect example of a company embracing a spirit of giving and community. We hope that more organizations will follow their lead.”
As a corporate sponsor, RevoluSun has joined a growing list of organizations that have given or pledged at least $5,000 to support this innovative public-private project, including the HMSA Foundation, Landscape Structures, KaBOOM!, Let’s Play and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Other creative fundraising strategies the Association has planned to raise money are an ice cream social this month at Bubbies Ice Cream in Koko Marina and a series of teak furniture sales. Samantha Spain, owner of Bali Furnishings and a Niu Valley resident, will give a portion of the sales to the playground on purchases of brand new teak tables, loungers and cushion boxes that started last month.
To find out how you can help Niu Valley make this playground a reality, please visit www.niuvalleyplayground.com.
RevoluSun is Hawaii’s largest solar provider, designing and installing thousands of photo-voltaic projects that are generating 20 MW of clean energy daily. Providing the highest quality of service, technology and design in renewable energy, RevoluSun is bringing cleaner, smarter energy to communities, one rooftop at a time. To learn more about solar energy or visit a solar seminar or solar open house, go to www.RevoluSun.com or call 748.8888.
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