Leading DC Foundation Awards Playworks Major Grant

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We are proud to announce that Playworks Washington, DC has been awarded a $30,000 grant by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to help expand programming to more elementary school kids in the District.

“The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is a leader in championing great nonprofits in the DC area, particularly those that are really moving the needle in solving our toughest challenges,” says Playworks Washington DC Executive Director Paul Zimmerman. “With this support, more students at more schools will experience the benefits of play for their healthy physical, emotional, cognitive and social development.  We are sincerely grateful for this recognition of the results Playworks is achieving for DC kids.”

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private, independent, local foundation exclusively supporting programs throughout Washington, DC that work to build strong communities.  Please visit The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation website to learn about the great work it is doing.

Rose Ann Cleveland, the Executive Director of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, says: “The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is proud to support Playworks’ mission of improving the health and educational outcomes of children in our nation’s capitol.  By increasing opportunities for play and physical activity, Playworks is helping to create a better quality of life for children and having a positive impact in our community.  With its simple and effective program, Playworks supports our goals to help children in and out of the classroom.”

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