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St. Lambert School awarded $36,000 from The Wellmark Foundation

September 5, 2019

Des Moines, IA — The Wellmark Foundation provided St. Lambert School a $36,000 Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant. To ensure community support for the grant project, St. Lambert School matched this grant amount dollar-for-dollar.

This grant will help replace a 20-year old deteriorating playground with a safer place to play. The goal is to remove the existing play structure and replace it with a large one that will accommodate more children, as well as, add playground equipment that will help improve gross motor movement. The new playground will help to encourage a healthier lifestyle for children and provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together.

"We are pleased to support St. Lambert as they now can provide a safe place to play that will encourage physical activity for years to come," said Becky Wampler Bland, The Wellmark Foundation executive director.

Since 2011, The Wellmark Foundation has provided more than $11 million in grant funding to communities across Iowa and South Dakota. View previous Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant recipients.