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Shade structure

AAD Shade Structures provide permanent outdoor shade in areas that are not protected from the sun. With shade structures in almost every state in the U.S., including a growing number of large outdoor community locations such as city zoos and piers, the number of people being shaded is increasing every year, bringing shade to more local communities.

Shade Structures - providing daily sun protection

3.5 million people shaded

468 shade structures built

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Impact stories

Your support of AAD Shade Structures makes an impact in your local community. Learn more about the impact of this grant program by reading these stories.

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Collinsville Upper Elementary, Shade Structure Grant recipient

“Collinsville Upper Elementary was delighted and extremely grateful to have been chosen as a Shade Structure Grant recipient. Thank you for making our shade structure become a reality. It will make a lasting impact in our community by providing protection from the Oklahoma sun to all the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in our school district for years to come. We are so happy with its installation!”

─ Dawn Eyler, Parent Volunteer, Collinsville Public School District, Shade Structure Grant recipient

James B. Edwards Elementary School, Shade Structure Grant recipient

“We believe that outside play is a vital part of developing the whole child. We are so incredibly grateful for this structure. It significantly increases the amount of time we can safely access the play area.”

─ Robin Fountain, Principal, James B. Edwards Elementary School, Shade Structure Grant recipient

“The shade structure grant is allowing Quinton Elementary School to provide an area that students can enjoy during outdoor recreation time, and more importantly, protect the health of children and staff by making shade available and encouraging continued sun safety education. As a rural school district in an area with limited access to medical care, we believe the grant is invaluable and the shade will help save lives over time through skin cancer prevention. We are very appreciative.”

─ Ashton Clayborn, Quinton Elementary School, Shade Structure Grant recipient