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Play Matters.

Tomorrow’s Solvers are being shaped today and their potential can be positively influenced by a playground in their immediate community.

Goal: $124,620 | Still Needed: $85,710

Play is vital to creativity, learning readiness, team work and problem solving--all 21st century skills needed to solve the world’s pressing challenges of the future. Yet play is disappearing at home, in schools and in communities, disproportionately affecting children living in poverty.

KABOOM-2KaBOOM! ( is the national non-profit that works to ensure every kid and all communities have equitable access to quality, imaginative playspaces, no matter the color of their skin, or zip code. Battelle is proud to support the mission of KaBOOM! and has donated 25% of the goal amount. We encourage you to join us!

Our goal is to raise funds to build a playground in the Portland area as part of the 2021 Combined Conference. Individual and corporate donations of any amount are welcome. The playground will be built by a team of volunteers made up of Conference attendees in just a few hours.

Help us make this playground a reality.
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$10,000+ Corporate/Individual Donations. We ask that any corporate or individual donations in excess of $10,000 be sent to KaBOOM! via check, instead of the online donation form, at the following address: 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite ML-1, Washington, DC 20008 . If desired, donations in excess of $10,000 will have the company or individual’s name included on the build-day t-shirts and in marketing materials related to the project (e.g., emails, onsite signage). Please contact the Conference Office ( with any questions.

Donations are tax-deductible, within the guidelines of U.S. law. Please consider checking the appropriate box on the donation page to cover the online transaction fee so 100% of your donation goes to KaBOOM! Any funds collected in excess of the total financial goal amount will be retained by KaBOOM! in support of the organization's mission.