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Playground Projects

Playgrounds are more than metal or plastic.

Our mission is to create environments where kids can encounter Jesus. It may seem unlikely that a playground could accomplish such a feat, but for 25+ years we have seen the proof that it can be more than just metal and plastic.

Playgrounds communicate the value of the child and of childhood. They stand as a monument to the love that Jesus had for the children when it felt like everyone else was in conflict over their presence. Like Him, playgrounds inaudibly say, “Let the children come to me.”

By creating environments in communities, schools, orphanages, refugee camps, and churches where followers of Christ can meet kids where they are, we help our partners minister to young hearts in the season that matters most.

We have pored over the significant research that demonstrates again and again the power of play and the measurable outcomes it produces in the emotional, social, physical and academic well-being of a child. The longer we have invested in play, the more we have learned about its greatest impacts.

Play opens doors, drops barriers, expands minds, and heals wounds. These benefits are often what is needed most in places where the brokenness of this world hits kids the hardest through child labor and exploitation, neighborhood violence and war, or the limited resources available to children living in deep poverty. By strategically integrating play into areas of need, seeds of hope take deeper root and the opportunity for genuine harvest is realized.

OPENS DOORS

In the mountains of Ecuador, where the church isn’t, playgrounds have provided church planting ministries with access to entire families through public parks where regular Bible story clubs can be held and outreach can be offered.

EXPANDS MINDS

In schools throughout Haiti, where education combats poverty, Christian teachers are leveraging the proven relationship between play and academic success by unlocking creativity, imagination, problem solving, and critical thinking.

DROPS BARRIERS

In the cities of Palestine, where trust between Muslims and Christians is rare, ministries are stepping into relationships with schools, local governments and communities by creating places where children of any faith can play together.

HEALS WOUNDS

In the refugee camps of Uganda, where countless children have been forced to flee, playgrounds have created safe places where children can experience joy and laughter and where trauma response ministries can mend broken hearts.

Get Involved in Play

Join An Impact Team
Mission Trip

Serving others is one of the greatest adventures you can embark upon! We would love to have you along for the ride on any of our upcoming playground builds. Don’t worry; no building experience is required.

Build a Playground Locally
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When we say “Around the World,” that includes right here at home. We work with schools, parks, churches, ministry centers, and more to provide new playground equipment, installed with volunteer power.

BUILD A PLAYGROUND LOCALLY

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    Lend a Hand
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    If you live in the Midwest surrounding area and you want to impact kids’ lives without getting on a plane, we have a wide variety of ways that you can get involved both individually or with a group throughout the year.

    I WANT TO HELP!

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      Build a Playground Globally

      If you have a place in mind — no matter where — let us help you get one step closer to bringing the gift of play to the children your heart breaks for. Or, let us help you find a place from our long list of partners.

      BUILD A PLAYGROUND GLOBALLY

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        The Impact of Play

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        What’s New in Play

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