My PlayClub ®
is a community outreach program of Shane’s Inspiration that brings children of ALL abilities together at one of our inclusive playgrounds for a play date. Our goal is to Build Common Ground ® between the children through play. We buddy children with challenges with typically developing kids, giving both the opportunity to get to know about each other.
Started in June 2002, originally called Shane’s Club, this community outreach program has been implemented in many of our playgrounds around the globe – from Fort Collins, CO to Bangalore, India.
My PlayClub is free to the public. We provide face painting, arts & crafts, and snacks (but please feel free to bring a sack lunch). We always have great volunteers from local community groups and schools who buddy with children with disabilities. It’s a great way for families to spend the day at the park! If you want to take home anything your child creates then fantastic! We want you to make sure that whatever they create is kept safe, so we may look into getting a laminating machine from places like https://serp.co/best/scotch-laminators/, for example, so we can help you preserve their art ready for that special place on the fridge.
We often have a sponsor that provides entertainment and something special.Our annual sponsors include Disney, Kiwanis Club of Warner Center, Malibu Jewish Center, Osbrink Agency, Westside Regional Center, and St. Francis de Sales Girl Scouts. We are grateful for their ongoing support of our mission to foster social inclusion for children with disabilities. To see our schedule, please click below.
For more information and reservations, contact Karen Gilman at (323)350-9225 or email@example.com.
Para mas informacion y reservaciones, comunicarse con Karen Gilman al (323)350-9225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for the 2015 My PlayClub Schedule in English
CLICK HERE for the 2015 My PlayClub Schedule in Spanish
Become a My PlayClub Member for Free
For children of ALL abilities! Sign up and we’ll send you a reminder postcard or email each month.
CLICK HERE for the My PlayClub Sign-Up Form in English
CLICK HERE for the My PlayClub Sign-Up Form in Spanish
Sponsor a Shane’s Club Play Date
Your company can bring the magic of play to children of all abilities and their families by providing arts & crafts, refreshments, entertainment, and/or volunteers for the day. It is a great way to promote employee volunteerism and is something that can involve the whole family! Please contact Marjorie at (818)988-5676 or email@example.com
Be a Buddy to a Child with Challenges
Kids can be paired up with one of our club members for the day to participate together in the planned activities. They will have the opportunity to get to know someone special, who they might not normally meet. This is a great way for high school students to get Community Service Hours.
My PlayClub Buddy info Sheet
Volunteer for a Day
Spend the day helping at this fun event. Volunteers are always needed to assist with check-in, arts & crafts, face painting, snack table…and even to be a Buddy to a special child.
Volunteer Application for Minors
Give an In-Kind Donation
We are always in need of in-kind donations of arts & crafts supplies, face painting supplies, snacks and refreshments, even entertainment! We appreciate all donations!
Entertain the Children
If you are a children’s entertainer that would enjoy performing for 15 minutes for the children, please contact Marjorie at (818) 988-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org