How? The National Wildlife Federation has partnered with KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization that:
“empowers communities to build playgrounds….We passionately believe that play has purpose, and that unstructured play in particular helps make children happier, fitter, smarter, more socially adept and creative.”
KaBOOM! lists playgrounds, parks, and other community “playspaces” on their website, and is campaigning to add another 100,000 in 100 days.
Join the NWF team and for every playspace you enter, the National Wildlife Federation will earn a $1 donation.
I love this idea! While most parents are probably aware of the local playground, there are many smaller parks and hiking trails that are not common knowledge. How wonderful to have a database of outdoor areas to play in at your fingertips, for those “Mom, I’m bored” days when you need inspiration for something fun to do.
To support National Wildlife Federation via KaBOOM!’s 100,000 Playspaces in 100 Days campaign:
- visit your favorite community outdoor spaces (backyards don’t count), note the address or crossroads, and take a picture.
- Join the NWF team on the KaBOOM! website.
- Enter your playspace, the address or crossroad location, a description, a photo and a rating.
- National Wildlife Federation will receive $1 for each valid entry.
Not a bad day’s work- get those kids outside, get some exercise, fight back against the shortened recess and the siren call of the idiot box, help other parents in your community to find new spaces to play in, and help out a great charity, all at the same time!
I’m in, how about you?