Universal School and Jami Masjid Mosque on Buffalo's Eastside are trying to raise money to build a public playground.
Islamic school leaders say the playground will be built behind the school. Board member, Myles Carter tells 7 Eyewitness News this is a way they're trying to revive an underprivileged neighborhood.
"We want to provide something for this community, that's not only going to improve the lives of the people who are living here, but also draws in people from outside the community coming here to invest and hopefully build on top of that," Carter said.
The secured commercial playground would be built in two phases. The first phase will cost $65,000. Since launching their donations campaign website, $44,000 has been donated by people from across the country.
Eastside Buffalo father, Sherman Price said this is the boost his neighborhood needs.
"There's nothing for these kids. Everybody needs a safer place for their kids to be. If you have no place like that, what do kids have left? The streets," Price said.
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