Smile2Play – Frequently Asked Questions

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Donation/Volunteering FAQs

All checks should be made out to “Smile2Play”
Send them to
Smile2Play
℅ SMILE Mass,
66 Dudley Road,
Sudbury, MA 01776

SMILE Mass is a 501(c)3 and its Federal Tax ID is 27-2173687.

Absolutely! Smile2Play is affiliated with SMILE Mass which is a 501(c)3 organization so all donations made are tax deductible. SMILE Mass Federal Tax ID is 27-2173687.

100% of donations will go to the Hudson Playground Project. This is a volunteer project and nobody receives a salary or other fees associated with the project.

Support your community and you can make an impact on real lives and build a lasting legacy.

Join our facebook group Smile2Play – The Hudson Playground Project or send an email to smile2play@smilemass.org to receive more information on volunteering opportunities.

There are several ways to get involved.

  1. To Volunteer, Fill out the form here on our initiative page
  2. To Donate, You can either Donate Here or you can add a custom message to a brick that will be permanently installed at the playground Buy A Brick here.
  3. To become a corporate sponsor you can either fill out the form here or click here to email us.

In some cases we could use your services or products to help our fundraising efforts. We are open to any suggestions. Please email smile2play@smilemass.org.

You can add a custom message to a brick that will be permanently installed at the playground Buy A Brick here

There are 3 ways you can sponsor the Smile2Play Universal Community playground:

  1. Tax-Deductible Donation – Donate Here
  2. Buy a Brick – Add a custom message to a brick that will be permanently installed at the playground Buy A Brick here.
  3. Become a Corporate Sponsor – Fill out the form here or click here to email us.

    There are several ways you can support as a corporate sponsor including a pre-defined level, sponsoring a specific piece of equipment, or providing your services. We are open to any way you can help, but obviously we need financial donations the most.

General FAQs

By this fall, due to safety regulations and the age of the current equipment, Hudson will reduce the total number of its community play spaces with playground equipment to just three: Wood Park, Riverside and Kelly Playground. None of these playgrounds meet ADA requirements or feature a Universal design, meaning they are usable by all people, including those with disabilities or those using transportation devices, like strollers and wheelchairs.

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Hudson and surrounding town families, especially those with Handicap members who have few alternatives to be active, learn, and grow.

By this fall, due to safety regulations and the age of the current equipment, Hudson will reduce the total number of its community play spaces with playground equipment to just three: Wood Park, Riverside and Kelly Playground. None of these playgrounds meet ADA requirements or feature a Universal design, meaning they are usable by all people, including those with disabilities or those using transportation devices, like strollers and wheelchairs.

“Many families need to leave town, in order to find accessible outdoor spaces to play. She hopes the Smile2Play playground project will provide a safe space for all Hudson children to enjoy and will serve as a positive community asset for years to come.” said Amy Griffis, Founder of Smile2Play (Hudson Playground Project)
“Anyone traveling through town can see that Hudson is undergoing a transformation and energy-filled revitalization,” said Griffis. “As the town grows into a thriving family-friendly community it has become apparent that we need a safe place for children and adults of all abilities to come to meet, play, and grow. As a mother of three small children I find myself packing the car and driving up to an hour round trip to neighboring towns to use their playgrounds. This can be difficult for many families, especially those with different abilities. Bringing this type of playground close to home will allow families to spend more time enjoying each other and our growing community.”

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The Location will be determined by the the Hudson Park Commission which will be conducting the Recreation Master Plan in 2019.

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The goal is to raise $500,000 in two years. If we can reach that goal sooner, we will be able to begin building the playground sooner.

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Smile2Play is a community organization made up of Hudson and Marlborough residents with the mission to fundraise and construct a state-of-the-art Universal Design playground for the town of Hudson, MA. We have partnered up with Small Miracles in Life Exist (SMILE) Mass, the creators of SMILE Mass first universal playground in Sudbury, MA and metro west, they will
assist with the project and provide guidance on Universal Design, fundraising and so much more.

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A universal playground provides structures and activities that allow access for
people of all abilities including those in wheelchairs or with other disabilities.

One basic element that can illustrate this is Woodchips vs Rubber surface. Woodchips prevent wheelchairs from moving about easily. This and many other design elements can mean the difference between a family building lasting memories or being a constant reminder of how limiting the world can be to those with disabilities.

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Join our facebook group Smile2Play – The Hudson Playground Project or send an email to smile2play@smilemass.org to receive more information on volunteering opportunities.

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Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
“SMILE Mass offered the Ocean Park, Maine community with a beach wheelchair in 2017. IT was used all summer long and people loved the freedom it gave them to see and experience the beach. This donation is a way for us to continue to say thanks. Your work is very important!”
Gerard Gosselin