The Carlisle Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 100 Year Anniversary and we think there is no better way to celebrate this milestone than to give back to our community in a meaningful and impactful way – rebuilding the playground at LeTort Park.
The original structure was built in 1993 as a community build project and was lovingly named Fort LeTort. We paid for a professional survey of Fort LeTort and it was recommended that the entire structure be replaced.
The playground is expected to be completed in April of 2023.
Funds to Date
The Carlisle Kiwanis Club is leading the fundraising efforts to raise enough money to Rebuild Fort LeTort. Our fundraising goal is $650,000 and all monies raised in addition to this goal will be set aside to help maintain the playground for the next 40 years. We are proud to let you know that 100% of your donation will go directly toward the Fort LeTort project as all administrative tasks are provided by volunteers from our club.
Please make checks payable to the “Kiwanis Foundation” and include “Fort LeTort” in the memo line. All donations are tax-deductible and will provide children in our community with a new and safe playground that is estimated to last 40 years.
Our club is working closely with the Parks & Recreation Department to design and build a new playground that will be as loved as the current wooden structure that we have all used during the last 30 years.Our club has partnered with Ely & Associates which is a Carlisle, PA-based company that specializes in custom playground designs. They have extensive experience in designing playgrounds in the Northeast. We chose Ely & Associates for many reasons but one deciding factor was that their organization is local and the manufacturer of the playground equipment is a Pennsylvania-based company as well.
Carlisle Kiwanis Mission
The Carlisle Kiwanis Club Foundation is a service organization, registered 501(c) (3) made up of caring individuals from the Carlisle community. Our mission is to provide service to the Carlisle community with a special emphasis on the needs of children and youth. The Carlisle Kiwanis Club provides the opportunity for people of all ages to work together on a variety of community service projects.
Our community is the heart and soul of what we do!