Jack's Play Cafe

In the spring of 2019, I took my three young children to an accessible park. There weren’t any wood chips, but there was nothing my son could do. Nothing. I could tell he was getting frustrated as he saw his brother and sister running around playing. He wanted to play with them.

Tears filled my eyes as I pushed my sweet boy around in his wheelchair trying to find something he could do. Anything! It’s not that he has a genetic disorder that made me sad. It’s not that he uses a wheelchair that made me sad. It’s that we live in a world that isn’t accessible to him often. We go to places where he isn’t included often. That day, my heart was lit on fire to create a place for him & everyone like him.

Jack’s Play Cafe will provide accessible, imaginative, indoor play for children of all ages and all abilities.

We will provide parents an inviting atmosphere with comfortable seating, a desk to work, or a cafe table to enjoy healthy food and drinks, while they watch their children play in a clean, enclosed play area.

We will offer imaginative play for all abilities, especially those who use a wheelchair, for developmentally ages 6 months - 8 years old and a separate play area for 6 months to 18 months old. We will also provide a sensory room, quiet room, obstacle course room, and reading lounge with no age limits.

We will use our brand to promote inclusion, diversity, and acceptance.
This is Jack's Play Cafe. Welcome!

Every single penny will be spent brining this project to life. Help us build a more inclusive world, one play cafe at a time.

We can't wait to play with you!
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  • Emma Mullen 
    • $20 
    • 22 d
  • Elizabeth Thurston 
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Bri Bingham  
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Dona Curry 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Hal Jones 
    • $150 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team: Jack's Play Cafe Team (6)

Jenna Gines 
Raised $555 from 10 donations
Orem, UT
Lizzie Camarillo Forbush 
Team member
Raised $175 from 2 donations
Jenny Chen 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
Meshele Bourdeau 
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Raised $25 from 1 donation
Heather Preece 
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