Helping San Francisco, One Toy at a Time

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Many think fondly of the holiday season, looking back to happy childhood memories of family, good food, and new toys. However, for many underprivileged children in San Francisco, this is not always the case. In classic holiday spirit, Gregg Lynn, Derek Barnes, and Arthur Goodrich, friends and former colleagues of our executive director Ellen Goodman, organized a very special Toys for Tots event at the St. Regis Hotel to brighten the season for needy children. The cost of admission was one or more unwrapped new toys. Toys were donated to organizations that provide services to local Bay Area children who otherwise wouldn’t receive a gift this holiday season. As part of our December community service project for AmeriCorps members, Playworks San Francisco was proud to work as the on-site volunteer crew for Toys for Tots. AmeriCorps members and staff worked the coat check, registration, and even shuttled toys to and from the tree. It was a busy and successful evening with over 1000 in attendance and 1654 donations. Thank you Toys for Tots for inviting Playworks to participate in a wonderful volunteer opportunity!

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April 5, 2022

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

Check out this inspiring video showcasing Playworks Northern California’s continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2021-22 school year. Playworks has delivered safe and healthy play to over 30,000 elementary school children of promise in Northern California this year. We are grateful for their support of this important work!

March 30, 2022

Playworks Celebrates Women’s History Month ›

Playworks Northern California celebrates Women Leaders who have contributed to the Power of 25 years of Play. During this month, meet remarkable female leaders who strive to ensure that every student on the playground feels valued and heard. Throughout Southern California, these women have contributed to empowering students, especially young girls, to get in the…

November 19, 2021

AAA’s Creating Safe Spaces Guide and Lesson Plan ›

In partnership with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah School Safety Patrol program, we’re proud to share teacher-led and student self-guided digital educational resources for Creating Safe Spaces – an interactive guide for students on how to have courageous conversations. AAA Creating Safe Spaces Overview This lesson is all about students being leaders in creating safe spaces…