Category : News & Events

A Rainy World Peace Day Celebration to Remember

On Saturday, September 21, we celebrated World Peace Day with the seventh annual Play for Peace Fall 5K Run/Walk. Despite the rainy forecast, the successful evening drew 300 attendees and raised more than $41,000 to support our peace building efforts around the world.  

An Exciting Week of World Peace Day Celebrations

Tomorrow, September 21, is World Peace Day. In honor of this important global celebration, we are excited about the many wonderful efforts happening in the Play for Peace global community—from our clubs’ World Peace Day activities to our annual Fall 5K event. 

How We're Celebrating World Peace Day This Year

We are excited to be hosting the seventh annual Play for Peace 5K Run/Walk on World Peace Day this year! Learn more about the event and register now!

Play for Peace 2.0: APPlying Technology to Experiential Learning

We’re excited to announce that we're embarking on a new technological venture—a mobile app! Called Play for Peace 2.0, this effort will help our community to better facilitate training sessions and serve as a database for Play for Peace activities and a hub for data collection. Learn more!

An Earth Week to Remember: Celebrations from Guatemala to India

This past April, Play for Peace clubs around the world celebrated Earth Week by taking part in the 2019 Play for Peace Global Games. Working with more than 700 children over the course of the week, our clubs explored what it means to be a leader when you feel connected to the earth.

Play for Peace is Getting Ready for Earth Week!

On April 22, Play for Peace will kick off its Global Compassion Games in honor of Earth Week, and our clubs will facilitate activities and community service events around caring for the environment and our planet. Here's how you can support us.

Calling All Peace Builders: Join Us in Nepal

This April, thanks to trainer and regional coordinator Archana Magar, aspiring peace builders in Nepal will have the chance to learn about Play for Peace and the skills needed to bring peace through the power of play.

Celebrating Diversity and Sharing Traditions for World Interfaith Harmony Week

The global Play for Peace community celebrated its diversity this past week for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Find out what they did and be inspired by their hopes for the future.

Celebrating Religious Diversity During World Interfaith Harmony Week

This week, Play for Peace is celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week to promote peace and harmony between people regardless of faith or belief system. Learn more about this important week and how we will be celebrating with our clubs worldwide. 

A Global Cake-Fest to Celebrate a Sweet 20th Birthday

Play for Peace clubs around the world celebrated our 20th birthday with fun parties and special birthday cakes. These happy and festive cakes were tributes to our efforts to create friendships across divides over the past 20 years.

Help us Supercharge Positive Change

Since laughter and having fun is, in a way, the core business of Play for Peace, we formed a very natural partnership with the first-ever global collaborative fundraising challenge in the world—the ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) challenge.

The Fall 5K Run/Walk Was a Huge Success!

The sixth annual Play for Peace Fall 5K Run/Walk was special in every way. Drawing more than 300 attendees to the Bartlett Nature Center on September 29, the event raised more than $40,000 and was Play for Peace’s most successful fundraising event to date.

Fall 5K Update: How to Support Us Before the Big Day

This Saturday, September 29, Play for Peace is hosting its sixth annual Fall 5K Run/Walk in Bartlett, IL, to honor World Peace Day and celebrate its 20th anniversary. Whether you’re in the Chicago area or live across the world, anyone can participate and support Play for Peace.

Play for Peace Celebrates 20 Years of Peace Building

On September 17, 1998, Play for Peace officially registered as a nonprofit organization in Chicago. On September 17, 2018, thousands of Play for Peace community members came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and their commitment to creating peace in the world.

Play for Peace is Turning 20!

In 1998, Play for Peace officially became a registered organization in the United States. Join us virtually for a Facebook live celebration on September 17 to share stories and messages, get to know our founders and supporters, and learn about Play for Peace's vision for the next 20 years.

Play for Peace to Celebrate World Peace Day With the 6th Annual Fall 5K

The 6th annual World Peace Day 5K is around the corner! Join us on September 29, 2018, for a 5K run, tons an international food festival, family friendly activities, and more. Plus, this year we'll have a LIVE animal show—space is limited so register now! 

#OurCommunities: Youth Volunteers Offer Support to Guatemala Eruption Victims

When Guatemala's Volcano Fuego erupted on June 3, hundreds of people were killed instantly and thousands of homes were demolished. Play for Peace youth leaders were among the first to lend a hand, working in shelters and providing emotional support to victims. In order to continue this work, Play for Peace Guatemala needs your support. Learn more and donate now to support victims affected by this devastating eruption.

Why Earth Week? Because Water is Life

In partnership with Compassion Games, Play for Peace has organized activities for Earth Week—a nine-day global challenge from April 14-22—to inspire acts of love, service, and compassion toward Mother Earth.

#OurCommunities: Lean Bodies in Costa Mesa, California, Makes Waves with Surf Prom charity event

While traveling in India, Elisa Huang had the opportunity to work with Play for Peace as a physical activity trainer. In 2017, Elisa traveled to South Africa, where she volunteered with Surfshack Outreach. She quickly saw several similarities between the two.

The Feast for Peace was SO Much Fun!

The 2018 Feast for Peace was a wonderful night filled with compassion, great food, lots of games, and incredible inspiration. Check out some of the highlights here! For those who were able to join us, THANK YOU for your support.