As advocates for play, we feel it is our part of our mission to bring some joy and age-appropriate learning to children quarantined in bleak circumstances.
In order to identify the most vulnerable children, we are partnering with two organizations in Baltimore who provide emergency weekend food bags for children: The Hunger Project and Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids.
Thanks to the support of The COVID-19 Response Funding Collaborative of Greater Baltimore, especially The Baltimore Community Foundation, The Lerner Family Foundation, The Rauch Foundation and The United Way of Central Maryland, along with our long-time friend Dana DiCarlo, we will distribute 2,600 PlayPacks – a colorful backpack with four essential play activities aligned with the four types of play: dramatic, physical, cooperative and parallel. We specifically want to provide play items that last, can be used again and again, and can be shared among siblings in the home.
View the WJZ News Story on Project PlayPacks below: