Help KidsPLAYce Repair Damages

$4,205 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 25 days
Hannah Hoffman
on behalf of Michelle Mahin
 BRATTLEBORO, VT
Due to a very unfortunate turn of events, KidsPLAYce  was the victim of a break-in last night (3/3/17) resulting in extensive damages to our playspace. The perpetrator was attempting to access the Hotel Pharmacy through our ceiling, and subsequently left us in a state of disarray. We are hoping to raise money to cover the damages of the event, and open our doors back to the public ASAP.

KidsPLAYce is a non-profit organization that has existed in the Brattleboro community since 1983, serving multiple generations of children and families with our creative and home-spun environment featuring handmade play structures, arts n' crafts space, book nook, and music class programming. We are so grateful for the opportunity to exist in this beautiful community, and strive to keep our doors open through thick and thin!
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Update 4
Posted by Hannah Hoffman
20 days ago
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Dear Friends,
The window in the activity room has been covered over, repainted and adorned with Chalk Art by local artist Laura Momaney! Our Book Nook ceiling and broken plaster walls have been patched up and are in process! Hoping to finish up ASAP! Your generous donations have allowed us to buy new paint for the first time in 4 years and begin to look at necessary general repairs, maintenance and upgrades to our much loved and heavily used play space! Please share your dreams and upgrade ideas, it is time for community visioning! All donations raised from this campaign will be used for damage repairs and play space development. Send us your thoughts or better yet, grab the kids and draw a picture and send it to PO BOX 1093 Brattleboro, VT 05302
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Update 3
Posted by Hannah Hoffman
25 days ago
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**UPDATE! A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: KidsPLAYce will Re-open on Tuesday March 7th at 10am, business as usual. As you may know, early this morning we were broken into as an entry point to the Hotel Pharmacy, and the ceiling above the the Book Nook/"stairway to nowhere" was destroyed - a sledge hammer and crow bar appear to be the tools of destruction. The perp(s) entered by destroying our activity room window and exited out the front door without breaking it. No further details are available at this time.
To our dear Brattleboro and surrounding area parents and children, KidsPLAYce members, volunteers and alumni: It has been a busy day cleaning up the mess of debris and destruction, coordinating phone line repair (all of our electrical wiring was cut in the heist), window replacement, ceiling repair, etc. etc.
Your generosity and immediate response to our GoFundMe is AMAZING, and allows KidsPLAYce to take the immediate actions necessary to clean up and reestablish a safe and secure environment for you!
We will be able to Reopen on Tuesday, March 7th, for FREE admission (Town Meeting Day, school's out) because of this community response! Repairs will continue over the next few weeks, but our regular hours and Party Rentals from March 11th on will not be interrupted. Thank you for your support and love for this area treasure, and for being the most beautiful part of the KidsPLAYce story.
- Michelle Mahin E.D.
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Update 2
Posted by Hannah Hoffman
25 days ago
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Here is a picture of some of the damage to our book nook ceiling:
some of the damage
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Update 1
Posted by Hannah Hoffman
25 days ago
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This is incredible. I cannot thank you all enough! On behalf of the organization and the area children and families who utilize our space, we send our deepest gratitude at the outpour of support. What an amazing community we live in!
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$4,205 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 25 days
Created March 4, 2017
Hannah Hoffman  
on behalf of Michelle Mahin
RG
$100
robbin Gibson
14 days ago
$40
Matthew Mazur
18 days ago
$40
Jill Matt Jack and Gavin Schibley
21 days ago
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PK
$25
Pam Kampitsis
21 days ago
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you've already reached your goal,but repairs usually cost more than initially expected

KM
$35
Kincade & Gwendolen McIntosh
22 days ago
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We love playing here! Can't wait to come back!

$25
Anonymous
22 days ago
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$25
Anonymous
23 days ago
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$50
Anonymous
23 days ago
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YP
$25
Yasuko and Tony Parmenter
23 days ago
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$20
Anonymous
23 days ago
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