Play is critical to help kids heal following a disaster or crisis, as they deal with the stress of lost homes, lost loved ones, lost routine and lost normalcy. KABOOM!, alongside our partners, responds when there are natural or man-made disasters that have an impact on kids.

KABOOM! works with communities, corporations and foundations to help rebuild — or create — places for kids to play in the wake of disasters and crises. Our partners and volunteers create playspaces or deploy creative play products, such as Imagination Playground™ and Rigamajig®. As of January 2024, our efforts have produced the following impact:

  • 11 million

    kids with a new playspace

  • 17,000+

    playspaces built or improved

  • 60,000+

    volunteers engaged

A partnership to help rebuild and restore hurricane-affected community playspaces across Texas

KABOOM! and the Rebuild Texas Fund are working side-by-side to bring play to kids impacted by Hurricane Harvey and provide them a safe, fun environment to build resiliency and cope with the stress often associated with natural disasters. Together, this partnership will bring 57 grant opportunities to communities affected by the hurricane. 

  • Pullman Peace Playground

    Chicago CRED, KABOOM!, Chicago Park District, and the Chicago White Sox, alongside residents of the Pullman neighborhood, rolled up their sleeves to bring a safe place to play to some of the city’s most vulnerable kids.

  • Operation Playground

    When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, KABOOM! launched Operation Playground to help rebuild childhoods. KABOOM! has channeled more than $27.1 million and mobilized 43,791 volunteers in the Gulf Coast to build playgrounds and restore childhoods.

  • Rebuilding Texas, Together

    More than 200 volunteers helped build a playground for the kids of FamilyLink at Legacy Ranch, a foster and adoption center in Gonzales. With the support of Rebuild Texas Fund, KABOOM! is helping dozens of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

KABOOM! Needs Your Help

It is thanks to our generous partners that we've been able to respond to so many kids and communities in need. Join our efforts!

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