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"Play. That's the best way kids learn -- doing something they enjoy." Trish Thomas, America's Most Playful Family Contest winner

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The State of Play

Children are missing out on the childhood they deserve. Play is disappearing at home, at school and in communities, particularly for the 16 million children living in poverty.

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Strong bonds between adults and kids: You can create a sense of stability for kids in need, through play.

Strong bonds between adults and kids: You can create a sense of stability for kids in need, through play.

Play matters for all families and for kids in need – it helps create a sense of stability with caring adults. For families of all shapes and sizes, you can bring the joy of play with your gift today.

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Playability Bus Stop

Designing cities to be kid-friendly with opportunities to play everywhere!

Kids and parents are calling out for play everywhere -- from sidewalks and bus stops to health clinics and laundromats.

We're calling it Playability

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Play Everywhere

KaBOOM! creates and catalyzes great places to play. Cities need to be designed with opportunities to play everywhere.

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Play Advocates

KaBOOM! inspires and empowers influential individuals and leaders to promote and protect play.

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Changing the Conversation

KaBOOM! elevates the play movement through thought leadership and educates the nation about the importance of play.

The importance of play in all kids lives

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined KaBOOM! by participating in a playground build and service projects to improve the lives of children through play.

More from the 2014 Day of Service and Remembrance

Our Partners

More than 275 companies have partnered with KaBOOM! to bring play to underserved children. As a result, our partners have engaged employees, empowered communities, built stronger brands and given children the childhood they deserve.

We can't do it alone; become part of the movement

KaBOOM! Partners