Builder to Builder Campaign Helps Bring the Power of Play to Communities:

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ECO GLOBAL MANUFACTURING COMMITS $100,000 IN GIFTED FUNDS Breaking Down Economic Barriers to Get Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks into the Hands of Children Everywhere

The $1,000 in Gifted Funds will put the cost of the Blue Blocks within reach for so many organizations, bringing the power of play to thousands more children.

Eco Global Manufacturing announced that it will commit $100,000 to support the Imagination Playground Builder to Builder campaign. The Imagination Playground Big Blue Block experience encourages unstructured, child-directed free play – the kind of play that experts say is critical to a child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. The Blocks have become a beloved central feature for free play in museums, schools, parks, libraries and communities everywhere. Recognizing that cost is a barrier to getting the Big Blue Blocks for many organizations, Eco Global is providing $1,000 in Gifted Funds to the first 100 organizations to register for the Builder to Builder program by October 31, 2019.

Over a decade ago, award-winning architect, David Rockwell designed and patented Imagination Playground, a large scale “loose parts” Block system. With more than 7,000 customers, Imagination Playground signature Big Blue Blocks are delighting families, educators, and millions of children worldwide.

“Eco Global is proud of our B-Corp status, certifying the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability,” says Jim Stallman, CEO of Eco Global Manufacturing. “We continue to champion the creative spirit of Mr. Rockwell, while also using our USA manufacturing to have a lasting positive impact in our local, regional and global community.”

Michelle Calderon, the Director of Client Relations for Imagination Playground knows firsthand how impactful the Builder to Builder campaign support from Eco Global Manufacturing will be. “We work with our customers and their budgets to help them bring Imagination Playground Blocks to their programs, but sometimes the gap is too great and they can’t afford them. The $1,000 in Gifted Funds will put the cost of the Blue Blocks within reach for so many organizations, bringing the power of play to thousands more children.”    

About Eco Global Manufacturing
Eco Global Manufacturing is a 75-year-old family run business that specializes in designing, manufacturing and fabricating foams and gels. Eco Global has been an innovator in bio-foam technology, replacing petroleum products with renewable, plant-based resources. In addition to the environmental commitment, Eco Global is also a Certified B-Corp, committing profits and jobs to help underserved communities. For more information, please visit: EcoGlobalMFG.com.

About Imagination Playground, LLC
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play. The kind of play that experts say is critical to children’s intellectual, social, physical, and emotional development. Invented by architect and designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell group, Imagination Playground enables children to play, dream, build and explore endless possibilities. Imagination Playground finds its home in daycare centers, kindergartens, elementary schools, children’s museums – and science, nature, discovery centers, camps, community centers, children’s hospitals, hotels and resorts, public parks and more – in North America and over 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit imaginationplayground.com.

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