(Des Moines) A $100,000 donation was given to Variety, the children’s charity, by the Iowa Association of Realtors today to help complete the Ashley Okland Star Playground at Ewing Park.
IAR President Kathy Miller says the fundraising was a collaborative effort.
“We had local boards, individuals, other real estate companies, the Iowa Association of Realtors, and other groups that have donated to help put this all together,” said Miller.
The Star Playground will allow children of all abilities to play together. Slain realtor Ashley Okland was a board member with Variety before her death in 2011 and loved children. The total playground cost is 500-thousand dollars, with 340-thousand dollars raised to date.
Iowa Radio Network