Our Stories

Celebrating Play for Peace's 20th Anniversary the Mexican Way

This past September 17 marked an important milestone in the history of Play for Peace: the 20th year of the organization. In honor of this special milestone, Play for Peace Mexico joined the party to celebrate the past two decades, as well as all that's to come.

Bringing Joy to Children in Crete Through the Universal Language of Laughter

Earlier this year, youth leaders from our clubs in Israel and Greece joined together to lead cooperative play sessions with Belarussian orphans through the organization Crete for Life. It was life changing for the youth leaders and children alike.

Moon of Love Festival Brings Joy to 800 Children in the Mekong Delta

September 23 was a special day for hundreds of children who participated in the Moon of Love mid-autumn festival in Vietnam. The festival was organized by A New Day Social Work Group, together with their partner the Lumen Choir group.

Check Out Photos From the Fall 5K Run/Walk

Thanks to Mazhar and Zafar Sheriff we have incredible photos from the Fall 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on September 29, 2018. Check out the full photo album to see what happened at this unforgettable event. 

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.

Costa Rica: Conflicted Communities Within a Peaceful Country

While Costa Rica is famous for its beautiful beaches and nature, it is not without conflict. With the largest migrant population in Central America, many flee Nicaragua only to face racism, exploitation, and more. One of these areas is La Carpio, where Play for Peace recently opened a club and is working hard to unite the community. 

Finding Peace at the Musselkanaal Refugee Camp: Part 3

In part three of this three-part series, Play for Peace regional coordinator Katrin Hünemörder visits our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Netherlands. Although recently closed, the camp was an integration success story. Meet some of the refugees who've been impacted by Play for Peace and learn how they are now impacting others.

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.

Finding Peace at the Musselkanaal Refugee Camp: Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, Play for Peace regional coordinator Katrin Hünemörder visits our club at a refugee camp in Musselkanaal, Netherlands. Although recently closed, the camp was an integration success story. Part two shows the compassion and leadership of the youth and staff at the camp.