Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges to Raise $6,000 to Give Children a Safe Space to Play
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif., November 21, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Funds are being raised to “Give Children a Safe Space to Play”. Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
The Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation is raising funds to bring the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program to an elementary school affected by #Irma, #Harvey, #Maria or #Santarosafires.
Make a donation at https://www.classy.org/campaign/givingtuesday-2017/c153016 and cast your vote for which natural disaster area you would like to receive the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program. Your donation will support enhanced learning, bullying prevention, and positive social interactions on the playground. Every child deserves a #SafeSpace2Play and your donation will make that a reality for a school affected by #Irma, #Harvey, #Maria, or #Santarosafires. It only takes $1 to cast your vote and make a difference!
“Join us to help strengthen communities one school at a time,” said Julie Frank, Executive Director, Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation. “The Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program brings a colorful transformation to the school and community, plus adds 100 NEW games and activity choices on the playground. Together we can bring smiles to the faces of children affected by these natural disasters so they have a fun and #SafeSpace2Play.”
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our sixth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”
Those who are interested in joining the Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.classy.org/campaign/givingtuesday-2017/c153016. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.
Interested in matching donations for the “Give Children a Safe Space to Play” campaign? Contact Julie Frank, Executive Director, Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation at 951-245-6970 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation
All kids need a chance to be happy, healthy, active and productive. We exist to support healthy, active kids. Research on the Peaceful Playgrounds Program found that it REDUCES bullying, visits to the school nurse, visits to the principal’s office, and playground injuries while INCREASING the number of physically active children. The Peaceful Playgrounds Program is a nationally recognized and award-winning physical activity program touching nearly 2 million children annually. Best of ALL, children love the colorful transformation provided by the 100 NEW games and activity choices on the playground. #PLAYNICE #PLAYOFTEN
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on Nov. 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:
Julie Frank, Executive Director
Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation
Source: Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation