Seattle-Based Brokerage Will Re-Landscape, Beautify Denny And Cascade Parks

SEATTLE – On September 10, two of Seattle’s oldest parks will be getting a much-needed revitalization thanks to Pioneer Square’s newest business. Hundreds of employees from ShareBuilder, ING DIRECT’s online brokerage firm, will spend the day at Denny Park and Cascade Park as part of the company’s second annual “Orange Days of Giving.”

“As the new kid on the block, we’re eager to hit the streets and make a positive impact on Seattle,” said Dan Greenshields, President of ShareBuilder.  “Getting our hands dirty to revitalize these two historic parks will protect the environment and help ensure Seattle remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

Established in 1883 and 1926 respectively, Denny and Cascade Park are two of Seattle oldest parks.  Denny Park lies on the central business district’s northern fringe and serves as the home for the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation headquarters.  Cascade Park sits adjacent to the Cascade People’s Center and hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market during the summer months.  To maintain two of Seattle’s environmental treasures, ShareBuilder from ING DIRECT will work with the Seattle Parks Department to:

–    Remove old plants and planting new ones;
–    Clean flower beds;
–    Mulch, rake and beautify the grounds; and
–    Create a dry river rock stream

“Orange Days of Giving” was created and organized entirely by employee committees from various departments throughout ING DIRECT.  Each year, the committees are tasked with developing unique venues and programs through which employees can give back their time and talent to the community.  During the actual “giving days” employees in other ING DIRECT locations pitch in to take over job responsibilities for off site participants.

Last year, as part of its “Orange Days of Giving,” ShareBuilder associates helped the Duwamish Tribe, a native of Seattle; complete their Longhouse and Cultural Center – the tribe’s focal culture, language and educational resource center.

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