Fun(d)raising for the Impoverished


Our names are Jared Hippler & Nic Tanner, we are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in the Kyrgyz Republic from 2009-11.

We are raising money for our organization, A Primally Playful Foundation. Our mission is to spread play to the impoverished & underserved. 

We will spread joy & play by putting on Workshops or Play-shops at orphanages & schools/boarding houses/other avenues in developing countries & developed. These Play-shops will teach games to kids & adults that get them moving & laughing with each other. As well as teach health & life lessons through some of the games. We will also be distributing a Games Menu, filled with many of the games we will be teaching.

As a gift to all donors, please feel free to download a rough draft of this Games Menu by following this link (Games Menu).  The Menu you will download is made for table games/sitting in circles. (If you'd like some of the more physical games, shoot me a message!)

We both had life changing experiences while serving. Nic at a school & myself at an orphanage. We taught teachers & co-workers how to use play in education & creating warm & fun work environments & classrooms.

We very much believe & have witnessed the power of play. We know it is vital to incorporate play into your lifestyle for vibrant health & happiness.


We want to spread play & vibrantly healthy practices all over the world, especially to those most in need.

                                                      A Primally Playful Foundation's purpose is to:
          “Spread primal playfulness while raising awareness & funds for worldly causes.”

How we will:                                             Spread primal playfulness

                               Workshops (Play-Shops)
                               We will be teaching children in orphanages & adults alike, games that they can play with each other, without any props, anytime, anywhere. We will give Workshops or Play-Shops, that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours. We have a prototype Games Menu, that we also plan to have translated into  other languages, starting with Russian & Spanish.

Click here to see PDF of the work in progress Games Menu. 

We consciously teach mainly non-verbal games so that language will not be a barrier. Play & laughter are universal languages. We have been collecting games for this tour for the past 4 years.
I would also like to sell this Menu here in the states, as well as other countries, as a way to generate funds for our Fund(r)raising Tours of developing countries.

                               We will document play from all over the world, & share it with the rest of the world via our youtube channel, 'A Primally Playful Channel'. We will collect games & different modes of play from all around the World, encouraging ppl to send in videos of their own.

              The kids & adults in the countries we will visit may not have a lot of material wealth, but they have each other, & that is where our greatest joys come from. We will give them the games & keys to making games of their own, that will keep them laughing well after we are gone.

How we will:                             Raise Awareness & Funds for worldly causes
                               We will document & showcase different organizations that are doing inspirational humanitarian or environmental work in each of the countries we tour. We will share our videos about these organizations on our youtube channel.    


But we can't make this happen without your help!

Please help us by donating so we can continue bringing play to those in need around the world!

Thank you!

Jared & Nic

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Jared Hippler 
Davis, CA
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