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9-year-old girl raising money for a new Faye Webb Elementary playground

Posted at 4:24 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 18:35:56-05

One local school is raising money to make improvements to its playground.

Students, staff, teachers and parents at Faye Webb Elementary need to raise $100,000 to outfit the equipment to allow all the children to use.

One student, 9-year-old Sara Flores was born with spina bifida. It left her unable to walk and use the school playground equipment.

Younger students there also can’t use the play equipment because of their size.

“If there’s other kids out there just like me I want to help them because I know they want a chance to play on the playground,” Sara said.

Having her child play with other children is uplifting for her mother, Laura Flores.

“It’s just so important not only is it physically, but emotionally,” Laura Flores said. “It’s important for her to be out there with them and just spending that time with them.”

Currently, the school has raised about $40,000.

The Corpus Christi Independent School District endorses

“CCISD appreciates private organizations, including area businesses and our wonderful PTA’s, who make donations benefiting our schools,” a statement from the district said. “We are always glad to work with benefactors to find ways we can partner together for the benefit of our students.”

If you’d like to help Sara and the other students get a new playground, visit her website.

You can also send checks or drop off donations at her school, Faye Webb Elementary, 6953 Boardwalk Avenue, Corpus Christi, TX 78414.