Westport school donates old playground for kids in need

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Students in Westport got the opportunity Saturday to learn about volunteering and giving back at a very young age.

After raising enough money to get a new playground, Westport PTA members say they couldn't just get rid of the old one.

"We felt like it was really irresponsible to just trash what is a perfectly good playground and to send it into a dump," said Sara Snow.

A group of volunteers spent Saturday morning removing their playground with a new home for it in mind, possibly in Haiti or in Uganda.

They partnered with the nonprofit Kids Around The World, which matches playground units with a new home across the world.

Along with the playground will come hundreds of notes from the elementary school students, detailing their favorite memories and experiences from the playground.

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