Disaster relief
& crisis recovery

Play is critical to help children heal following a disaster, as they deal with the stress of lost homes, lost loved ones, lost routine and lost normalcy. That is why KaBOOM! established our Disaster Relief and Crisis Recovery Task Force. This task force follows a roadmap to respond when there are natural or man-made disasters that have an impact on kids. We help kids when they need it most.

Current recovery efforts

KaBOOM! and the Rebuild Texas Fund have partnered to help rebuild and restore hurricane-affected community playspaces across Texas

KaBOOM! and the Rebuild Texas Fund will work 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 35 grant opportunities to communities affected by the hurricane.

Learn More about Rebuild Texas

Past recovery efforts

Pullman Peace playground Pullman Peace playground
Chicago, IL

Chicago's Pullman community united to stop the violence and build a symbol for a brighter future with a KaBOOM! playground.

Baltimore Hero Cropped Changing the community
Baltimore, MD

With an underserved community in crisis, it was clear a united initiative to invest in the future of kids and families in Baltimore was needed.

Moore Playground - Build Celebration When the wind dies down
Moore, OK

After an EF5 tornado devastated the town and the school was demolished, rebuilding playgrounds helped to rebuild childhoods and heal a community.

Operation Playground Hero After the storm
Gulf Coast

After the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, KaBOOM! led a consistent campaign to bring 196 playspaces to the Gulf in 10 years.

Partnering to help

We believe supporting resiliency in kids and communities is work that can be tied to anyone's values. It is thanks to our generous partners that we've been able to respond to so many kids and communities in need. Learn how to join our efforts through a KaBOOM! partnership.

Contacting KaBOOM!

Share your story
To share your story of how KaBOOM! has helped you, your child, or your community please email openforplay@kaboom.org and include at least one picture of higher quality.

PR inquiries
Visit our press room

Corporate partnerships
Read about becoming a corporate partner, or contact Danielle Turnage at (202) 464-6420 or by email at dturnage@kaboom.org.