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Our Response to COVID-19  


Our young leaders are using the values and skills learned at Play for Peace to take important action for their communities. For example, access to food has been a major issue for vulnerable communities staying at home.


  • Arzoo, in India, has delivered meals for five days to 125 families (about 700 to 800 people!).
  • Innocent of Kenya is feeding 50 students from his school.
  • Anser of Pakistan has delivered dry foods to 600 families. Access to accurate, helpful information is another conflict we’ve seen.
  • Garima, in Nepal, created a COVID-19 awareness video for her community. 
  • Roel and his refugee youth leaders in the Netherlands volunteer at local grocery stores disinfecting shopping carts to keep the community safe.
  • More stories coming every day!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Play for Peace global office is here to calm the emotional storm, sooth community fears, provide connection, and fuel compassion. We have begun delivering virtual content to uplift spirits and encourage people to join our movement of spreading compassion, connection, and community.

Examples include:

  • A "Friendship Fridays" series focusing on positive stories of compassion, connection, and community happenings in the world

  • Sharing experiential activities for all ages in a PFP + Kikori blog

  • And now including, live webinars with tips for navigating the pandemic featuring our Play for Peace community! Every Wednesday starting April 22.

Webinars!

#AtHome COVID-19 Blog Series

  • Oct 29, 2020

    As October comes to a close, Play for Peace also marks the official end of our Level Up: Race for Humanity fundraising efforts. After seven years of in-person events, we are excited that our first-ever virtual race, which took place last month, raised more than $28.2K and created compassion, connection, and community for all who participated.

  • Oct 1, 2020

    Today we have another guest post from Jacob Gries, a freelance writer and avid runner who is joining us for Level Up: Race for Humanity. After completing Community Week, he’s back with another post with his take on finding community in today's world.

  • Sep 25, 2020

    During the first week of Level Up: Race for Humanity our global community focused on compassion, challenging ourselves to see the suffering of others and respond with kindness and empathy. This includes mentors Obed from Burundi and Francisco from Mexico who worked with their clubs to find a deeper meaning in compassion.