Carter Oosterhouse's "Carter's Kids" unveils new playground for Phoenix children's shelter

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By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Lifestyle celebrity, Trading Spaces personality, and one People Magazine’s "Sexiest Men Alive," Carter Oosterhouse, is in Phoenix today to unveil a new playground built by his organization Carter’s Kids.

Carter’s Kids is a nonprofit organization that builds one playground a month for children all over the nation. The organization is dedicated to revamping old playgrounds as well as building new ones to promote activity and community for children in low-income areas. The organization annually builds a playground where the Super Bowl is hosted, and the 30-year-old playground at Crisis Nursery children's shelter in Phoenix was ready for a well-deserved makeover.

"It’s really important for us to have kids continually be active and to have new playgrounds," Oosterhouse said. "Kids are 400 percent more likely to be active if they have something attractive to play on."

Volunteers from Lowe’s and Rebuilding Together work with Carter’s Kids to help give neighborhoods across the country a little TLC. While Carter’s Kids repairs or builds a community playground, teams from Rebuilding Together provide repairs and improvements for houses around the neighborhood as well.

The unveiling of the playground celebrates the completion of Rebuilding Together's 20th Annual "Kickoff to Rebuild" project. The project was completed by hundreds of volunteers who provided critical home repairs in three Phoenix neighborhoods in fall of 2014.

For more information about Carter's Kids and how to create an active community in your neighborhood, visit

Crisis Nursery children's shelter
2334 East Polk Street, Phoenix
(602) 273-7363