Our purpose is to increase the activity level of kids by building and developing community parks and playgrounds in their neighborhoods. The kids then have the opportunity to take an active part in building up their community by using, sharing, and caring for these public spaces.
My team and I collaborate closely with the neighborhood kids as they are active participants in the building process from beginning to end. They assist in planning, developing and executing the playground or youth center.
The collaborative effort gets them active and creates a connection with the kids and their “space” so that they gain that sense of ownership and care for a place that they helped build.
From my experience as a young kid building things, there is no greater sense of satisfaction when you see something that you’ve built being enjoyed by others. I hope to impart that same feeling in our young builders with Carter’s Kids.
Our purpose of promoting activity, nutrition and fighting childhood obesity, has led us to build playgrounds in communities all over the United States. We have experienced firsthand, the positive effect that each playground has brought to their community.
Carter’s Kids is actively seeking corporate sponsorships to help us fulfill our mission.
- Carter Oosterhouse
Carter Oosterhouse is an American television personality who was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Oosterhouse first gained national fame as a carpenter on the TLC series Trading Spaces and has hosted other home improvement and how-to television shows.
As of 2008, Carter is the host of two programs on the HGTV network: Carter Can and Red Hot & Green. He is married to actress Amy Smart.