SimplyFun, LLC., a Bellevue, Washington-based publisher of award-winning educational board games, once again supported independent consultants and Game Party hosts through its annual Play It Forward community giving program.
More than 100 communities benefitted from the program this year, with over 360 games donated. The consultant-focused program gives each Playologist the opportunity to work with a party host to select a beneficiary in their own community. The event is held every February, and this year more than double the number of community groups benefitted from SimplyFun educational game donations over last year.
“We at Connecticut Children’s wholeheartedly express our gratitude for the donation of SimplyFun games,” said Ashley Moore of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “With the addition of new games, patients will be able to learn new things, develop and nourish their imaginations, and entertain and offer a great escape while here at the hospital and during treatments. It’s because of these donations that patients will be able to benefit from these resources, which in turn will allow them to lead better lives.”
Other organizations to receive donations included Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio; Turpin Elementary School in Turpin, Oklahoma; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee; and Peace Lutheran School in Hartford, Wisconsin.
“Play It Forward is a program we look forward to every year as a way to connect our local Playologists with groups they support in their local areas,” said Patty Pearcy, president and CEO of SimplyFun. “This program allows them to personally deliver the joy of play to families and kids that need it most. We are so proud of our Playologist efforts this year in doubling the number of groups that benefitted from the program.”
The annual Play It Forward community giving program is part of SimplyFun’s larger Play It Forward mission of ensuring that all children have the right to play, regardless of their circumstances.