Grady Brown Elementary needs your help to win a new school playground.
"Our school, in Hillsborough, has a 40-year old blacktop with weeds running all through it, monkey bars and a set of parallel bars," writes principal Fay Jones. "We have 350 children who go outside daily and do not have any swings or slides."
The PTA and Rachel Monschein in particular developed a video and entered it into the Pepsi Refresh $50,000 Grant Playground Program. Three months later, the school is among 1,000 schools competing to see which projects receive the most votes by Feb. 1. The top 10 projects will be awarded the grant money.
"This is week 2 and Grady Brown Elementary is ranked 56th out of 1,000 projects," Jones writes. "We need the community to band together to improve this playground. We are not asking for your money but your time. You and anyone over the age of 13 can vote three times a day."
Here's how :
1. Vote online via Pepsi Refresh (www.refresheverything.com/playgroundforgab). Click vote for this project.
2. TEXTing 73774 and in the subject line put 105202
3. Vote online using Facebook login: Exit out of the Pepsi site, then reenter the site using the link again http://www.refresheverything.com/playgroundforgab. Click vote for this project but this time use the "Login with Facebook" button.