PG&E donates $20,000 to Jack’s Helping Hand

Contribution from PG&E will help fund construction of the Jack Ready Imagination Park

December 19, 2014


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— Pacific Gas & Electric Company donated $20,000 on Wednesday to Jack's Helping Hand, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping families of children with cancer and special needs. The funds will go toward the construction of the Jack Ready Imagination Park, the first universally accessible park of its kind between Los Angeles and San Francisco that will allow kids of all abilities to play side-by-side. A special check presentation attended by local PG&E staff and the Jack's Helping Hand Board took place Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Farmer & Ready law office in downtown SLO.

 

"PG&E and its 1,800 local employees are committed to improving the lives of physically challenged children in our community," said Pat Mullen, PG&E Local Division Director. "It's an honor to contribute to the construction of the Jack Ready Imagination Park, and to be a part of this special project, where children of all physical abilities can play together in a safe and fun environment."

 

The Jack Ready Imagination Park will be located on the Nipomo Mesa and will be accessible by foot, bike, stroller, wheelchair and walker. The park, which broke ground in April, will include themed play structures and special equipment that can be used by children of all physical and mental abilities, including those with hearing and sight impairments or mobility challenges.

 

"This donation from PG&E means so much to us not only because the funds will really help move the park forward, but also because it demonstrates support from our community," said Jack's Helping Hand Executive Director Karen Borges. "It's so exciting to watch the plans for the park come together and we’re so thankful to have PG&E on our side for this project." For more information on Jack's Helping Hand or the Jack Ready Imagination Park, please visit www.jackshelpinghand.org.

About Jack’s Helping Hand

Founded in 2006, Jack’s Helping Hand, Inc. is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families of children with cancer and special needs. It has established and provided community programs that enable and empower families, professionals and the broader community to meet the unique and unmet physical, mental and medical needs of special children and young adults who have not yet reached the age of 21. For more information, please call 1-805-547-1914 or visit www.jackshelpinghand.org.