The Debbie School : Make a Gift to the KaBOOM! Project

KaBOOM! Project

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics was given a wonderful gift by the KaBOOM! non-profit organization to develop a new, imagination playground for its Debbie School at the Mailman Center for Child Development. The modern 2,500-square-foot park is slated to replace the Debbie School’s aging playground in a single day – July 10, 2010 – with the help of school personnel, parents, and other neighborhood volunteers. The plans for this facility are well underway. However, there is a major component of this project that has not been funded. The Debbie School is a center primarily for young children with special needs. A special matted, safety surface designed to make the playground wheelchair accessible is needed to complete this project. Without a poured-in-place surface many children will never have access to the new playground. This is where we need your help.

As president of the Medical Alumni Association, and a pediatrician, this endeavor is of special importance to me. I appeal to you to please help us give these children an opportunity to grow, learn, and, most of all, play.

To make a gift today, or find out more information about the Debbie School, please visit Giving to UM.

I sincerely thank you for your consideration.

Ruth Schobel, M.D. ’81
President, Medical Alumni Association