December 9, 2002
During this holiday season we want to take a moment and thank all of our family and friends for their boundless encouragement, emotional and financial support on behalf of the Scott Elliott Sraberg Charitable Foundation. To date, we have raised over $160,000 and have set an annual budget of $100,000 per year dedicated to achieving our initial mission: to support children and their families who are faced with physical and mental challenges, similar to what our baby son Scott experienced in his brief yet meaningful life.
To achieve our foundation mission, it is our vision and goal to provide special playground equipment to new and existing playgrounds to be used by all children, of all capabilities. This past year we formed a strategic partnership with the Anne and Kirk Douglas Playground Awards Foundation and have become co-grantors in building new, safe, handicapped accessible playgrounds on secure school property. Based on our objectives and research conducted on a number of school grant proposals, we are honored to be an integral part of the construction of five new Los Angeles School District playgrounds in 2003, which include:
1. Dearborn Avenue Elementary School in Northridge
2. Elysian Heights Elementary School in Echo Park
3. Gridley Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley
4. Ligget Street Elementary School in Panorama City
5. O'Melveny Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley
All LAUSD schools are invited to apply and are encouraged to renovate the playgrounds and revitalize their school campuses. Among the projects supported, schools have installed new, safe ADA playground equipment, added rubber surfacing, grass and trees to play yards and have made tremendous strides in mainstreaming the special needs population into their school infrastructure. It is our hope to support the construction of eight safe and handicapped accessible playgrounds every year and to help foster the acceptance of children with special needs as important, productive and valued members of our society.
If you would like more information on the Scott Elliott Sraberg Charitable Foundation please call us at 323-234-4333. We will keep you updated on the progress of each of the projects and once again, we want to thank you for sharing in our vision and providing all children the inherent right to play together.
Brad and Karen Sraberg
Directors and Officers
ELLIOTT SRABERG CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 10156, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 tel: 323-234-4333 fax: 310-234-2556