Annual sandbox giveaway brings out smiles

Posted at 3:47 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:46:41-04

BOZEMAN- Bozeman’s Kiwanis Club started giving out free sandboxes to families at Gallatin County Park on Saturday.

Each year the club makes around 80 5’x5’ wooden boxes, made from donated material, to encourage children to get outside during the summer months.

“I think Kiwanis, our goal is to serve the children of the community and this is an easy way to do it,” said Bozeman Kiwanis Club member Alan Goldhahn.

Each family that came to the park, was given a sandbox, liner, and enough sand to fill the box. All they had to do was pick up the materials.

Jen Kurk knew she had to take advantage of this free gift once she heard about the program because her daughter, Kaiya, had outgrown her old sandpit.

“When heard about this opportunity we were so grateful and it’s one of the main reasons we still live here because the community always rallies together especially for the kids,” said Kurk.

“They are very appreciative and the smiles on the children, and getting there little shovels and buckets and the excitement that they see is really rewarding,” said Goldhahn.

The club will continue to give out sandboxes on a first come first serve basis on June 7th from 6 pm-8 pm and June 9th from 9 am-11 am.

For more information about the program, click here.

Reporting by Mederios Babb for MTN News