Alexandra's Playground, is committed to ensuring more children have opportunities for safe, active play to ensure healthy childhoods. Alexandra's Playground's initiatives have already benefitted thousands of children in the US, Haiti and Afghanistan.
SInce 2011, they have built playgrounds in East New York, Brooklyn, Newark, NJ, Afghanistan, and are beginning a third in Haiti. In 2014 Alexandra's Playground will continue their work in Haiti and build a playground for the Superstorm Sandy devastated community of Freeport on Long Island and another for Patterson New Jersey. They have also sponsored teams to build playgrounds in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans.
In addition to building much needed safe playgrounds, Alexandra's Playground creates programming to educate children about the importance of active play and to encourage them to get and stay active. They developed and installed an interactive play exhibit at NY Presbyterian Childrens Hospital. They also created Pediatric Concussions: Early Detection and Treatment, an educational video on how to avoid long term impacts of concussions in kids. This video has been distributed to schools, sports associatons around the country and can be viewed on youtube.
Founded by Dr. Michael and Andrea Vitale in loving memory of their daughter Alexandra, Alexandra's Playground is a 501 c 3, all donations are tax deductible.