Bianca Garcia wrote -
Walk with your community and help bring peace to children around the world!
Where: 9:00am to 1:00pm, James "Pate" Philip State Park/Bartlett Nature Center
2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett, IL, Google Map
More than 230 million children, according to UNICEF, currently live in areas affected by armed conflicts. That is 1 in 10 of the world’s children. Armed conflicts and fragility affect staggering 1.2 billion people (World Bank).
Gianna and Mia are 12 and 9 years old and live in Illinois. They collected 2500 dollars for Walk for Peace in last two years. Why? They know they are lucky they can play in a peaceful country with other kids - regardless of their skin color, belief or ethnicity while other children do not have that privilege. "We want to make a difference in the world. Other children in the world don’t have peace”, they say.
Play for Peace promotes lifelong friendships in children, youth and adults from different cultures and groups in conflict. Through cooperative play, we experience the "enemy" as someone not so different from ourselves and learn that when we work together, peace is possible.
September 21st is recognized as the United Nations International Day of Peace. Bring your family, neighbours and friends to celebrate with us and support a worthy cause!
Admission: Adults $25, Kids $10 (all kids must by accompanied by an adult), Kids 3 and under free
Every child has the right to a safe space to experience the joy of play. At Play for Peace we bring together children, youth and organizations from communities in conflict using cooperative play to create laughter, compassion and peace.
Play for Peace Friends
These are individuals that raise over $250 in donations and will receive a voucher for their choice of Play for Peace merchandise, such as marbles, lava lamp, or peace key chains or jewelry up to $25 in value.
Play for Peace Partners
These are individuals that raise over $500 in donations and receive a voucher for their choice of Play for Peace merchandise, such as back pack, duffle bag, or note cards up to $50 in value.
Play for Peace Leadership Club
These are individuals that raise over $1,000 in donations and receive a voucher for their choice of any Play for Peace merchandise up to $100 in value. These individuals will also receive a Play for Peace certificate and trophy (for the first 10 individuals that reach this goal).
Play for Peace Rally Club
Raise $10,000 or more as a team and qualify for our Peace Rally Club!
The Peace Rally Club (PRC) recognizes top fundraisers who really “rally things up” by raising $10,000 or more for their entire team to support an entire Play for Peace Club. Your team will proudly have their picture displayed at the Play for Peace Club of their choice for one year. Our long term goal is to have 1,000 participants raise more than $1,000 each to establish Play for Peace Clubs throughout the U.S and around the world. Turn your passion for fun, laughter and peace into a rally cry that will be heard around the world.
At Play for Peace, Everyone is Invited and Everybody Wins!
If you have any questions please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest! You can make a real change!