Kramer Beverage Raises Money for Build Jake’s Place

Brianna ChiappettaCommunity Involvement

For September, Build Jake’s Place is Kramer’s charity of the month. This program is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization located in Pennsauken NJ.

Build Jake’s place is an integrated playground area in which all children, those who are able and those with disabilities, can all play interactively. This playground is designed to be an area that is barrier-free, socially inviting, and where everyone as a group can play together.

Build Jake’s Place builds “playgrounds for everybody.” This playground is a special place where children who are in wheelchairs and have other assistive devices can play along with others in ease. The first playground was constructed by over 300 members of the community in Cherry Hill, NJ in 2011. It is ranked one of the country’s top ten inclusive playgrounds. Another playground is being built and expected to be open next month located in Delran, NJ.

Build Jakes Place was inspired by two and a half-year-old Jacob Myles Cummings Nasto, who died from complications after his fourth open heart surgery. Jake was born with a rare congenital disability HLHS – Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, literally half a heart. His smile and excitement were never bigger than when he was at a playground. Although Jake was unaware that his illness kept him from accessing many components of a typical playground, his family was not. They then decided to start their organization in his memory and build a playground that EVERYONE can play on.

The Kramer Beverage team raise a total of $920 for Build Jake’s Place.

To learn more about this organization, please visit: https://www.buildjakesplace.org/

About Kramer Beverage
Kramer Beverage is New Jersey’s largest beer wholesaler, owned and operated by four generations of the Kramer family since 1924.  Kramer Beverage services ten counties in southern New Jersey with top brands from MillerCoors, Constellation, Yuengling, Boston Beer, Heineken USA, Pabst, Diageo, NAB and more.  Kramer Beverage also distributes a wide variety of craft beers, from top suppliers such as New Belgium and Sierra Nevada, to local favorites including Flying Fish, Double Nickel, Evil Genius, Glasstown, Forgotten Boardwalk, Sly Fox, and 2SP.  For more information on Kramer Beverage, please visit our website www.kramerbev.com.