716 Shamrock Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
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Our mission Bennett’s Village is dedicated to making the world a more inclusive place for ALL to play.
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A playground for Iryl by Kendra Butler

A playground for Iryl by Kendra Butler

Letter from a Teacher

Letter from a Teacher

Bennett’s Village

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Make a Donation to the Accessible Treehouse at Pen Park

Join Bennett’s Village and help meet the goal of raising money to create the first multigenerational, all-abilities playground in Charlottesville. Our Phase One Goal is to build an accessible treehouse at Pen Park. In order to do this, we need to raise $500,000. Donations of any amount help! Donate here. Can’t contribute money? Spread the… See full description
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How you help You can help by making a financial donation of any amount and by volunteering your time to one of our committees, events, or through Board service. We also offer sponsorships to interested businesses and organizations. We are happy to discuss partnerships with like-minded non-profits and other groups.
About us We are working to build a multi-generational, all-abilities playground here in Charlottesville and advocating to change the way our community sees inclusion. Bennett's Village was inspired by the life of a remarkable little boy named Bennett McClurken-Gibney. Bennett was born with a rare disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). His parents were told he was not expected to live past his 2nd birthday - and yet Bennett thrived. He loved people and loved to play with the help of his power wheelchair. Bennett's sudden passing at age 5 was the impetus for his parents to begin the journey of building Charlottesville's first truly inclusive and accessible playground for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Bennett's Village playground will include spaces for sensory and nature play, water play, hide and seek, a treehouse, cableway, round swings, and most importantly, places where people can play with and near each other without being excluded due to ability.
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