Community Enhancement 2023 - Camp Kilworth

Camp Kilworth

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The NAIOPWA Community Enhancement Committee is excited to partner with YMCA Camp Kilworth for our 2023 Community Enhancement Project. 

Making a lasting impact on the community since 1990

Each year, as a demonstration of our commitment to philanthropy and our community, NAIOPWA partners with a deserving non-profit or government organization in the Pacific Northwest for a day of community service that provides needed upgrades and maintenance to the selected project site. Our Community Enhancement Committee plans the implementation of dozens of individual projects at the selected site, solicits financial support and material resources, and coordinates hundreds of volunteers to make the projects happen. Over three decades, NAIOPWA has upgraded and remodeled schools, playgrounds, child-care, and special needs centers, including outdoor projects that serve both the people served and our environment through restoration efforts, utilizing the unique talents and resources of the NAIOP community.

Volunteers of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Projects at all skill levels will be ready for anyone willing to work!

When you sponsor Community Enhancement, you are making a difference in our community and paving the way for future generations to learn, grow and thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsor Community Enhancement 2021 today!   

Community Enhancement Highlights:

  • Over 300 volunteers joined us at Washington Middle School October 1, 2022. In less than eight hours, members from all over the industry rolled up their sleeves and worked together to overhaul the campus. By the time students returned to Monday, the school was completely transformed – a brightly painted building, freshly landscaped campus, and welcoming courtyard to enjoy. Click here to watch our highlights video. 
  • 2021 Community Enhancement at Auburn Valley YMCA brought together over 200 volunteers to transform an abandoned parking lot into an outdoor play area for kids. Volunteers installed a new split rail fence at the playground and borders around the climbing walls, constructed a new outdoor amphitheater with bench seating, built 20 new picnic tables, provided landscaping and tree pruning, and placed play chips and bark in the playground areas. Due to COVID, the YMCA had waited two years for their playground to take shape, and they were very pleased with all the work we completed. 
  • Each year the site is selected by considering many criteria, but always to ensure that there are plenty of projects for volunteers of all skill and experience levels to accommodate co-workers, friends, and family members of all ages. Depending on interest and availability, childcare for the youngest volunteers may be offered.
  • Community Enhancement is part of the NAIOP Washington State Foundation, which was formed in 2003 to support NAIOP’s vast community initiatives.