This Saturday, February 21st is an exciting date as it marks the opening of the Rotary Children’s PlayGarden in San Jose (on Coleman near Target shopping center). Clean Solar made a significant donation of $40,000 to the San Jose Rotary toward this project, AND last Friday volunteered much of the day to physically help get the park ready for opening day.
From its first day of operation in 2007, Clean Solar has vowed to donate to local charities as part of our business model and last Friday marked the completion of one of our greatest community ventures. For every residential solar installation, Clean Solar donates $150 to a local charity and in total, has donated more than $170,000 to charitable organizations.
In 2013-14, Clean Solar focused on having a greater impact by allocating a significant amount of charitable donations ($40,000) to this one local project, which allows children regardless of physical or mental abilities to play together side-by-side. Clean Solar helped finalize the “readying” of the playground last Friday by cleaning up some of the playground equipment in the park.
The Rotary PlayGarden is the 100 Year Legacy Project of the Rotary Club of San Jose, one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world. Rotary members have donated more than 3,000,000 hours of community service including long-standing member and Clean Solar CEO, Randy Zechman. The project grew out of the club’s desire to provide a play experience in San Jose where children of all abilities can play in one common place together. The playground is centrally located in Guadalupe River Park & Gardens along Coleman Avenue. The City of San Jose, the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, and donors including Randy Zechman will have a brief program commemorating the Playgarden, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 10am on Saturday, February 21, 2105.