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The Obamas visited the shelter where their daughters’ swing set was donated AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Obama Swing

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President and Mrs. Obama took time out of their busy schedule to visit the homeless shelter in Washington, D.C., where the couple donated their daughters’ swing set.

The swing set, which sat on the White House?s South Lawn for eight years, was a gift to the Obamas’ daughters, Malia and Sasha, when they moved to the White House in 2009. The girls, who were 10 and 7 years old when they received the swing set, used it during their years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Obamas initially offered the set to Donald Trump so his 10-year-old son, Barron, and his grandchildren could use it, but the offer was declined.

FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Malia Obama uses her phone at the swing and play set on the south grounds of the White House outside of the Oval Office in Washington. The swing set that President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a new home. The White House says the Obamas donated the set to a shelter in southeast Washington. The Obamas are planning to visit the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Program and join residents for a service project Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Now, thanks to the Obamas’ generosity, children at the Jobs Have Priority shelter will be able to enjoy the swing set for years to come.

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First lady Michelle Obama, left, talks with people as she and President Barack Obama visit the "Malia and Sasha's Castle," the playground that the Obamas donated to the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama visit the "Malia and Sasha's Castle," the playground that the Obamas donated to the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama pushes kids on the swings as they visit "Malia and Sasha's Castle," the playground that the Obamas donated to the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter in Washington, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The set was installed at the Naylor Road Program, a 28-apartment shelter for homeless families in southeast Washington, D.C.

According to its website, the goal of Jobs Have Priority is to ?help individuals move from dependency to self-sufficiency” and the “first step is ensuring basic needs are met and then we focus on helping our clients receive a steady paycheck.?

Elizabeth Vale is a contributor for Rare.
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