Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center, Raleigh NC

In a span of two days, volunteers transformed a run-down playground for children with disabilities into an outdoor sanctuary, with interactive games that teach them about the environment. Nearly 80 volunteers worked on Saturday and Sunday at the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center, Raleigh, NC, a place for 3- to 5-year-olds that is owned the by the Methodist Home for Children. Teams cultivated a sunflower garden, built a shed for toys, created a greenhouse, and upgraded a sandbox to include a dinosaur fossil that children can excavate.  Budget:$30,000. June 2013. NC144.