[Press Release] Build Jake’s Place, the South Jersey non-profit best known for “Jake’s Place” Playground in Cherry Hill, was awarded a $1,000 grant on August 3rd by Wells Fargo to support their mission of building all-accessible playgrounds and play experiences which allow children of every ability the joy of playing together.

Jake’s Place, at Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill, New Jersey has received numerous local and national awards and was named by USA TODAY as one of the top ten all-access playgrounds in the US. It is visited daily by hundreds of children of every ability. Build Jake’s Place is currently working on a new all-access playground to be built in Delran, NJ.

Build Jake’s Place and the children and families we represent appreciate the support Wells Fargo has provided,” said Arthur Aston, the organization’s executive director, who accepted the donation. This grant will help us bring play opportunities to every child, regardless of ability.

The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice. 

Wells Fargo’s 42 branches in the Southern New Jersey – South Jersey region distributed a total of $41,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups - $1,000 for a nonprofit identified by each store manager.

“Our local branches see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference every day,” said James Newson, Wells Fargo’s South Jersey area president. “We use this as an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you to Build Jake’s Place for all of the value they have provided to our community over the past year.”