With Your Help, We Could Win $25,000!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Events, Featured Stories |

Preteens enjoy craft activities at the Quality Inn overflow shelter.

Join Playtime in raising $6,000​, and we’ll get the chance to win a grant of up to $25,000. We’re participating in the “A Community Thrives” program, sponsored by the USA TODAY NETWORK, which is challenging nonprofit organizations across the country to raise funds for a chance to win money for their programs.

To reach our $6,000 goal, we need your help!

We recently received permission to expand programming at the Quality Inn overflow shelter on New York Avenue, allowing us to add two more nights of play. Your support will ensure that children ages 6 months to 7 years and preteens ages 8 to 12 who live in this converted shelter each get two nights to connect with a caring adult, build self-confidence, take healthy risks, solve problems creatively, develop new friendships, and enjoy a nutritious snack.

We only have four weeks to make this happen; our deadline is noon on April 12. Are you in? Here’s what you can do:

  1. Make a donation directly on our designated fundraising page.
  2. Share our designated fundraising page with your network.
  3. Create your own fundraising page and tap into your network to help raise funds (visit our fundraising page, click the “Join” button, and follow the prompts).

Your support will make a big impact on the lives of children living in the Quality Inn overflow shelter. The effects of play are integral to brain development, emotional regulation, establishing relationships, and so much more.

Give more children the chance to play!