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Powered by Purpose: Sparking Joy with New Playground in South Jersey

We recently teamed up with KABOOM!, Gateway Community Action Partnership, and the Borough of Paulsboro to create a new playground at West Buck Street Park in Paulsboro, New Jersey. Designed by local students and community members, this playspace became a reality thanks to the incredible collaboration of more than 100 volunteers from Atlantic City Electric, IBEW Local 210, our partners, and community members.

Working side by side, our volunteers shoveled 138 cubic yards of mulch, hand painted murals, assembled playground equipment, and moved more than 10,000 pounds of concrete in just six hours!

“This day is really all about the kids,” said Tyler Anthony, President and CEO of Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “We’re here with about 100 employees and volunteers working together to bring this playground designed by students and the community to life. You can feel the energy and passion in the air – it’s contagious.”

The project is part of a nationwide effort led by KABOOM! to end playspace inequity – the reality that far too many children – especially children of color – do not get the chance to play on a playground, something that should be part of every child’s life. Their work is to ensure every child can experience the numerous physical, social and mental health benefits of play regardless of background or where they live.

“This represents more than just an investment in swings and slides; it symbolizes a dedication to the well-being, joy and unity of our local community. It reflects our profound commitment to fostering secure, welcoming and interactive spaces that support the growth of our children, strengthen family bonds and promote neighborly connections,” said Edward Bethea, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gateway Community Action Partnership. “We must also emphasize that this new playground will act as a key catalyst for the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative process in the Paulsboro area.”

We are committed to ensuring the communities we serve – and where our employees live and work – thrive. Events like this further strengthen our commitment to powering a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities.