Powerful stories of how KaBOOM! transforms communities across the country
Meet Ed Nora, a CarMax associate who recently volunteered to build a new playground at Smith Park in San Gabriel, CA— the same magical place where he played as a kid.
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.
Read two stories from the partnership between KaBOOM! and Rebuild Texas Fund, depicting how we've helped kids in Southeast Texas communities heal and regain a sense of normalcy.
Since 2001, KaBOOM! has brought more than $5 million dollars in resources to address the needs of Baltimore's kids. In June 2017, we built new partnerships to bring a new playground to Eager Park
Play Everywhere reshapes city infrastructure to include kids and families – and play – and turns moments of frustration into moments of joy.
When given the choice, most kids would rather play outside. Increasing outdoor play for kids isn't a question of desire, its a question of priorities, resources, public will and equity.
As part of a broader Hurricane Harvey recovery effort, KaBOOM! and UnitedHealthcare teamed up with the South Houston Elementary community to rebuild the school's playground.
Since she was elected as a city council member in 2015, Cara Spencer has been working to make her neighborhood, Gravois Park, a safer place for her son and for all who live there.
Local residents from Congress Heights in Washington D.C. joined KaBOOM! to build the 3,000th playground in KaBOOM! history— an amazing day as partners from across the country, families in the community and the entire KaBOOM! staff came together to build this milestone playground.
Old friends worked side-by-side, and at the end of the day, they joined the full team of volunteers to celebrate the completion of the brand new playground they'd helped build together.
Play More B'More creates playspaces that make it easier for kids to get the play they need in Baltimore. Through multi-sector partnerships, we are increasing access to play in some of Baltimore's most challenged neighborhoods.
When Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, KaBOOM! launched Operation Playground. Not to rebuild those all-too-important streets and homes, but to help rebuild childhoods. Through the program and in the following years, KaBOOM! channeled more than $27.1 million and mobilized 43,791 volunteers into the Gulf Coast to build playgrounds and restore childhoods.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined KaBOOM! and other service organizations to commemorate the 2014 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
In the aftermath of an EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, KaBOOM! built 5 playgrounds and awarded two Imagination Playground™ sets.