Dear Friend,

Scarlet’s Smile, a 501(c)3 organization with the mission of building a barrier-free all-inclusive playground, was named after Scarlet, a delightful five-year-old who was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) at the age of eight months. After visiting several playgrounds that segregated children with disabilities, it became the dream of Scarlet’s Smile to build a playground that all children, regardless of ability, could recreate equally and enjoy together for years to come.

Scarlet’s Playground has been deeded property by Commerce Township in Dodge Park #5 in the shadows of the new Commerce Township Library. It will include a 18,000-square-foot barrier-free playground with a specialized rubberized surface to accommodate wheelchairs. The equipment will include double-wide ramps for easy passage of wheelchairs, shaded play decks and tunnels, zip lines, swings, sensory play equipment, teeter-totters, merry-go-rounds, climbing structures, special slides that don’t create static electricity, a learning wall with brail letters, an imagination table, and, per Scarlet’s request, a rocket ship and more! Phase II of this project will include a splash pad with changing rooms.

The playground will be surrounded with brick pavers and paved trails to accommodate wheelchairs so that families can be active in the park and hike through the beautiful wooded setting. Scarlet’s Playground will include a picnic shelter for families to picnic together and enjoy a fun-filled day at the playground and library. In addition, families will enjoy beautiful raised butterfly gardens surrounded by park benches. This will be a destination for families, school field trips, and summer campers. Playgrounds of this magnitude are very expensive and we need your help. Donations of any size are needed to make this dream become a reality. Please consider becoming a sponsor or friend of Scarlet’s Playground.

Larenne Clark

Become a sponsor of Scarlet’s Smile and help us build a playground! Your tax-free donation will go toward the building of a 18,000-square foot barrier-free all-inclusive playground located in Commerce Township.

Platinum – $50,000
Gold – $25,000
Silver – $10,000
Bronze – $5,000

Friends of Scarlet’s Smile will be included on a prominent plaque displayed at Scarlet’s Playground as well as being included on the Scarlet’s Smile website, Facebook page, and, of course, our undying gratitude!

Donations between $1,000 and $4,999

All levels of sponsorship will include your name or company name on a butterfly plaque at Scarlet’s Playground which will permanently commemorate your part in building this exciting project as well as being included on Scarlet’s Smile website, Facebook page, and our undying gratitude!