Nickelodeon Volunteers Build Backyard Oasis for Los Angeles Residence

Oct 4, 2019 11:05 AM ET

On Friday, September 13, Nickelodeon held its first ever Summer Day of Service to benefit LA Family Housing’s Pacoima Place residence. Pacoima Place houses 18 families and was most recently a pay by the hour motel before the folks at LA Family Housing put a master lease on the property.

In August, our Summer Nick Animation Studio Interns partnered with local org to paint a Nickelodeon themed around the concept of unity and family. A month later for the Summer Day of Service, about 35 volunteers braved 100 degree temperatures to transform the courtyard into a relaxation place for parents and a play space for kids. The Nickelodeon volunteers were busy turning soil, building planter beds, planting drought-tolerant plants, shoveling and wheelbarrowing gravel and mulch into the courtyard, placing weed cloth, and building a pergola, benches, and a play set. The families living at Pacoima Place now have a safe place for their children to play, and for the families to spend time together.

Learn more about the project