If KaBOOM! had all the resources they needed, they'd see that "All kids get the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive."
How? They install playgrounds and structures in communities where people haven't previously invested in neighborhood kids. This could be in cities, rural areas, or the empty lot that you're looking at out your office window right now. But only if you help!
They're an organization that started when the previous CEO, Darrell Hammond, read an article about two children who were killed. They were playing out in public, in an unsafe area because they didn't have anywhere else to go.
Darrell realized that not having safe places to play, run, stretch, and express joy can be life and death for kids, and he set out to change that. He served as CEO for over 20 years, and it's safe to say he got things done. The organization has built a little under 20,000 safe places to play around the US, serving more than 10 million kids.
That was made possible by a network of 1.5 million volunteers, which doesn't include the donors that helped make it all happen.
Their current CEO, James Siegal, even managed to get the attention of Target (yes, that Target) and was able to partner with them on the "Play Everwhere" Challenge.
They're on the list of the Best Charities in America (America's Best Charities), are BBB accredited, and got GuideStar's seal of transparency for the way they operate.
If this organization isn't a good place to spend your money, then we don't know what is!