Partnering with KaBOOM!

The CarMax Foundation

The CarMax Foundation is a long-time KaBOOM! National Partner and its first corporate partner to develop a multi-year program to increase play opportunities for military families and kids of veterans across the country. The Foundation recognizes the importance of play in addressing unique challenges faced by military families such as frequent moves, the stress of a parent’s deployment and the loss of family or community members. To date, the CarMax Foundation has pledged to build four playgrounds and award 30 Creative Play grants to military communities across the nation. In addition to serving military families, the Foundation’s goal is to impact 300,000 underserved children by the end of 2018 through building an additional 33 playgrounds and awarding 45 Imagination Playground and Rigamajigs to deserving communities across the country. The CarMax Foundation also sponsored Play More B’More, an initiative that puts kids at the center of city development and provides a pathway to opportunity for Baltimore youth through community service; and the Map of Play, a project that helps identify and alleviate Play Deserts across the country.