Richard Rutschman has been part of Play for Peace since our beginning, over 25 years ago. He has a positive impact on the lives of countless young people in Chicago and around the world.
How can you #praticepeace in your life? When you find yourself disappointed in someone you deeply care about, it's essential to approach the situation with understanding and compassion.
"Donate a Day's Wages to Charity Day" marks the day on which people are encouraged to donate their day's wages to a charitable organization or cause of their choice.
World Laughter Day is an annual event to promote laughter as a tool for health and happiness. Laughter has been shown to have many health benefits, including reducing stress, boosting the immune system, and improving mood.
World Give Day is a global movement that celebrates the act of giving back to society. This day is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring people all around the world to give to those in need.
Mental Health Awareness Month is observed in May every year in the United States to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
This day encourages people to perform acts of kindness and generosity for others, with the hope that the recipients of those acts will, in turn, "pay it forward" by doing something kind for someone else.
Explain how a follower on Facebook and Instagram can fundraise on the app for my nonprofit on their birthday.
The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace is observed in April to promote the principles of multilateralism and diplomacy as a means of resolving conflicts and promoting peace.
We want all of our donors who have the opportunity to have their gifts to Play for Peace doubled (or even tripled in some cases) to be aware of their employee matching gift program if one exists. If you have a matching gift program at your workplace and want support in obtaining that match, let us know, and we will be happy to help. If you don't know if you have a matching gift program at your workplace, we are happy to help you find out.
We wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work that Andres Armas did for Play for Peace as a Certified Trainer. Your dedication to helping the communities learn and grow is truly admirable, and it has not gone unnoticed.
Your training sessions are always engaging and informative, and you have a way of making complex concepts easy to understand. Your passion for your work is infectious, and it's clear that you genuinely care about the success of each and every person or youth you train.
During our Discussion and Play: Build a More Accessible Practice Peace Session participants went through our very favorite “All My Friends” activity to create a few variations to be more inclusive. You can now check them out on the variations tab of this activity in the Kikori App.
Our Play for Peace Mexico club presented during the International Relations Conference Week at the Universidad Bancaria de Mexico en Teoloyucan. They shared Play for Peace’s mission and stories from around the globe!
Today we are here to express our deepest appreciation for the invaluable contribution of Craig Dobkin, our Play for Peace Co-Founder. Your unwavering dedication, exceptional leadership skills, and unparalleled vision have been instrumental in shaping the success of Play for Peace.
We love when the Play for Peace community get’s to connect around the globe! Board of Directors member Mark Havens met up with A New Day Club members Mr. Trong, Ms. Phung and Mr. Luc for lunch on his recent biking trip to Ho Chi Minh City.
Supporting mental health and well-being in our families, workplaces, and communities makes a significant difference. Play for Peace Hanoi continues to host conversations around mental health, self-care, and well-being for staff and youth participants.
We hosted our first Play for Peace Community Discussion and Play meeting this year! Co-founder Craig Dobkin and Board member Mark Havens led the discussion around creating more accessible sessions.
Compassion is not just a word; it is a feeling of deep sympathy for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Life has many ups and downs. You could think you've got it all figured out one day. Then, all of a sudden, you're hit with a curve ball. You are not alone in experiencing these emotions. Everyone must confront their own set of difficulties. Knowing how to overcome obstacles can help you stay focused and calm under pressure.
One positive adult can change a child’s life forever. In conflict areas, mentors can instill a passion for creating peace, and finding ways to transcend differences in language, culture, and religion to learn compassion. However, many children lack a mentor or someone to guide them.