Paterson School 8 builds a new playground

Paterson School 8 builds a new playground

The energy of more than 125 volunteers drowned out the drizzle on Sunday, June 10, 2018 as they built our 25th Alexandra’s Playground. It took the efforts of many to help this playground come to life, our 5th in Paterson. Sending big shout outs to the administration of Paterson Public Schools, and New Jersey Community Development Corporation. Volunteers were treated to a delicious home made lunch organized by the PTO. The playground by...

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Help us win “A Community Thrives” Grant

Help us win “A Community Thrives” Grant

We are competing in USA Today’s Challenge to win up to $100,000!! With the grant money we will build an Alexandra’s Playground, by Kompan, for students at another Paterson Public School, in a low-income urban community where they do not have access to safe and active play. With your help we have a good shot at this. You can even create your own fundraising page! We are so grateful for your support! Please visit our contest page to...

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Konbit Bibliyotek Site Soley in Port-au-Prince Haiti

Konbit Bibliyotek Site Soley in Port-au-Prince Haiti

WE ARE MAKING PLANS to bring the Gift of Play to Site Soleil, an extremely impoverished community in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to Site Soley, the grass roots efforts of “a group of young artists and intellectuals” have led to the building of a new library, Konbit Bibliyotek Site Soley. “This project is called Konbit Bibliyotek for a reason, because it leverages the principles behind the traditional Haitian practice of...

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A new playground for Napier Academy & School 28, Paterson, NJ

A new playground for Napier Academy & School 28, Paterson, NJ

The community was brimming with energy on Saturday, October 14, 2017, as more than 100 volunteers joined together to build a new Alexandra’s Playground. This new playground supports the more than 900 preK -8 students in the schools, and provides a much needed safe play space for this densely populated community. We appreciate the efforts of all who helped make this playground a reality. Sending a big thank you to all who continue to...

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A fall playground for Napier Academy and School 28, Paterson, NJ

A fall playground for Napier Academy and School 28, Paterson, NJ

This fall the more than 900 students at Napier Academy and School 28 will share an expansive new playground. The students in this low-income urban environment are excited to have a safe place to climb, spin, and slide. Definitely lots of sliding with 3 new slides on their way! On October 14th, with the help of volunteers, we will transform their asphalt lot into a place to build new memories. Their new Kompan playground is designed for ages...

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Summer fun at NYC Parks “Kids in Motion” program at Mullaly Park, Bronx

Summer fun at NYC Parks “Kids in Motion” program at Mullaly Park, Bronx

Hundreds of NYC kids are enjoying the Gift of Play this summer through our continued support of NYC Parks “Kids in Motion” program at Mullaly Park (adjacent to Yankee Stadium, Bronx). The same wonderful Kids In Motion Playground Associate is back this summer, 5 days a week, to lead the kids in active play including organized sports, fitness, jumbo games, and more. The blue Imagination Playground blocks that we donated are a huge hit...

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