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About – Playitforward Kids

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About 2019-10-15T19:05:29+00:00

Playitforward kids is a grass roots organization that began in Wheaton, IL October of 2014.  It began as just a couple of Moms and their children having play dates for a purpose.  We wanted to show our kids how fun it was to give to others, or just be kind on a regular basis.  The idea and invitation grew and we began to create monthly events.  Playitforward kids were born, and the rest as they say is history.  We now offer events in five communities and all of our events are FREE.  We take donations to help support buying the supplies and to keep them free to any child who wants to come.  Our hope is that our children grow up to be pay-it-forward adults!  Please join us if you can, our dream is to see playitforward kids all over the world spreading kindness and smiles to everyone they meet!

My children and I participated in our first playitforward event today. It was timely as we visited a police station to thank them for their service. Not only did the kids learn gratitude, safety lessons but had so much fun touring the station, jail, and a police car as well! Very impressed at what Kristy has created. Thanks for giving back in such a beautiful way!

- Molly Vaughn

My children have had nothing but positive experiences participating in play it forward kids events! I love that they have fun while giving back to our community. Such a wonderful idea and amazing group!

- Katherine Anne

Great experience!! My kids, 6 and 3, both learned what it means to be part of the community. Loved hearing them discuss what they learned at the dinner table. Thanks Playitforward Kids!

- Melissa Wilson

I just went to my first event recently and it was a great time for my son and I. It’s a way for my toddler to experience what we discuss at home and really see that kindness matters. A lesson they are ready to learn much younger than I thought!

- Kimberly Deets Olson

Playitforward is a wonderful organization that we are so lucky to have in our community. I want my children to learn how important it is to help others and playitforward teaches that from a very young age. They also learn how it is fun to help others and at the same time meet new people. My daughter (and me) both look forward to the events.

- Annie Prues

This was our first event with PlayItForward & what a wonderful time my twin boys had. Helping others especially fostered children was a heartfelt experience for all of us. What a blessing to be part of this group packing toy bags together. Thank you. Happy Holidays for our family to yours.

Jennifer Fortiano

We loved attending the PIF event! My toddler girls and I made get well cards for sick kids in the hospital & read a story about being in the hospital. I loved how it was aimed towards toddlers and helped teach them about giving and helping others while letting them play games and do crafts as well. We will definitely be attending another event!

Ashley Buscaglia Guth

We love Play it Forward Kids. We attended when it fits in our schedule but it’s always fun and our kids get so much out of it. I’m happy we have something so local that my kids can be a part of.

Amy Singer Morgan

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