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Shade Structure Stories


AAD Shade Structures provide permanent outdoor shade in areas such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces that are not protected from the sun.

Learn more about the impact of this grant program by reading the stories below.

Students at Juniata Elementary School are thankful to have a sun-safe place to play outside.
Protecting students from the sun

Barbara Jo Smith, skin cancer survivor and principal of Juniata Elementary School in DuBois, Pennsylvania, knows the importance of seeking shade.

Robinson Primary School, Shade Structure Grant recipient
Sheltering in place in the shade

Robinson Primary School’s pre-K teacher, Susan Godfrey, M. Ed., brings shade to Texas.

Support AAD Shade Structures

The AAD Shade Structure Program provides grants for permanent shade structures in outdoor areas such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. Learn more about how you can get involved.

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