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Kayla's Krew Teams Up Local Businesses for Park Madness

April 6, 2014

Franklin, Wisconsin- April 4, 2014 - Kayla's Krew has team up with twenty Franklin businesses for a fundraiser titled Park Madness. The Franklin business-based event ran March 23rd to April 6th. Sales from one dollar pin-ups were sold and displayed on the walls and windows of the partnering businesses. Supporters were given the opportunity to showcase their donation by writing their name, company's name or a personal message on the pin-up.
The mission of Kayla's Krew is to build an all-inclusive, all-accessible playground in Franklin, WI. Shelly Runte is the founder and executive director of Kayla's Krew. Shelly is a Franklin resident and mother of Kayla. The need for such a playground became apparent to Shelly when her daughter Kayla, who was in a wheelchair, had friends wanting to play at the playground. Most play areas have surfacing that is non-conducive for wheelchairs, making it difficult for these playdates to occur. There is no option on the southwest side of Milwaukee County or the southeast side of Waukesha County for safe, designated, all-accessible and all-inclusive play.
Since November of 2012, three-months after Kayla passed away, Kayla's Krew has worked non-stop in sharing Kayla's story, coordinating community-based events to fundraise for the playground. Through grass-roots outreach and the sales of coveted, handmade butterfly clips, note cards and notepads, the Krew has brought surrounding communities together and has raised nearly $90,000.00. The minimum estimated cost of this type of playground is $400,000.
"Kayla's Krew was touched with the generous support from Franklin businesses and customers. We were so excited to see the stores’ windows and walls fill up with Kayla's Krew pin-ups. It is incredibly moving and heartwarming to know each pin-up represents a story, a person and a generous heart," commented Shelly Runte, Kayla's Krew Founder and Executive Director.
As a way of sharing their appreciation for the businesses who participated in Park Madness, Kayla's Krew featured each business on their Facebook page, showcasing their involvement. The Franklin businesses who participated in Park Madness are located in Wyndham Village and along the corners of 76th Street and Rawson Avenue. The businesses include: Pick’n Save – Rawson Avenue, Pick’n Save – Drexel Avenue, Pick’n Save – Hales Corners, 7-Eleven, Class A Fitness, Chosun Black Belt Academy, Hanley’s Grille and Bar, Harrys Ace Hardware and Rental, The Laurel Wreath, Glitz Nail Boutique, Asian Garden, UPS Store, North Shore Bank, George Webb Restaurant, Anderson Family Dental- Dr. Anderson, Hair and Body Shoppe, Cousins Subs-76th and Rawson, Cousins Subs-Hwy 100 and Drexel, Pantheon Restaurant, and Gaia Micro Spa.
To learn more about Kayla’s Krew and to get involved, please visit their website at kaylaskrew.org and join the Krew and like Facebook.com/kaylaskrew

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