From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting PlayBuild throughout GiveNOLA 2017.


Support PlayBuild NOLA’s Summer Camp Appeal

Your donation will increase the capacity of our growing organization, starting with our most pressing need–covering the cost of a design-focused summer camp. The program will host up to 40 PlayBuilders for lessons about design and architecture at our modern, outdoor teaching space on Thalia Street.

Lessons will explore the African, European, and Native American roots of New Orleans architecture, including field trips to local sites if budget allows. In addition, some of the families in our immediate neighborhood cannot afford fees for a two-week camp session. We would like to provide a number of scholarships so that some of the kids who regularly participate in our afterschool program may attend.

Every dollar counts! Your contribution will make a big difference for the next class of PlayBuilders. Here are a few of our costs to help you get a better sense of the program:

$500  covers camp registration for one PlayBuilder, inclusive of staffing, program development, and overhead.

$350 covers the cost of LEGO architecture kits used in our curriculum.

$250  covers the cost of Thalia Street utilities and upkeep for one week of camp.

$150 covers the cost of transportation for outings to visit architecturally significant areas and landmarks, such as the French Quarter, Treme, and the IDiYA maker space.

$75 covers the cost of a tabletop Imagination Playground kit for mini- blue block play and learning.

$50 covers the cost of crafting materials for each camper’s contribution to a mixed-media piece that culminates their camp experience.

$25 covers the cost of healthy snacks, fruit, and beverages for one PlayBuild Camper per week.



We are so happy to have participated in Give NOLA Day again! With your support, we raised over $10,000!