When Kirk Douglas donated playgrounds to hundreds of L.A. schools – Los Angeles Times

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“Watching Kirk Douglas sliding down the playground equipment that he and his wife Anne donated to Los Angeles Unified School District campuses years ago was a delight. He smiled and connected to the kids in a magical way. (“ Kirk Douglas dead at 103; ‘Spartacus’ star helped end Hollywood blacklist,” Feb. 5)

His foundation funded hundreds of playground and gym equipment donations that communities across the 26 cities of LAUSD cherish. When I was a Board of Education member, the foundation asked me to designate the site of the final donation; I selected Lillian Street Elementary, a school in unincorporated South Los Angeles rather than the city, where nobody cared except the dedicated staff there.”

View the whole story here: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-02-09/kirk-douglas-donated-playground-equipment-to-schools

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