LIFE IS A PLAYGROUND Fundraising Events 2019

LIFE IS A PLAYGROUND Fundraising Events 2019

Shop Metcalfe’s in June to Help Feed the Need

Metcalfe’s Feed the Need fundraising event for June focuses on our friends at Attic Angel Association, which is celebrating its 130th birthday by raising money for a playground that will benefit The Playing Field. Print the coupon below and take it with you every time you shop at Metcalfe’s through June 30, 2019. You’ll receive 5% off your order, and Metcalfe’s will match your savings with a gift to Attic Angel.

Mallard’s Baseball Game July 18 at 6:35 pm

Enjoy a fun night at the ballpark and support Attic Angel Association during the Madison Mallards’ Nonprofit Spotlight on Thursday, July 18. Tickets are $17 and include a Mallards hat, a 32 oz. souvenir cup, and a voucher for a free fill of beer or soda! Hats and cups may be picked up at the Fan Services booth located behind home plate. For every ticket purchased by July 4 using promo code “angel,” $5 will be donated to Attic Angel Association in honor of the organization’s amazing 130 years of caring for Madison. For their birthday year, Attic Angel is raising money to equip The Playing Field with a special playground that will meet the needs of children experiencing early trauma. Go Mallards!

Win Ice Cream for a Year from Chocolate Shoppe!

The Playing Field is the beneficiary of a yearlong fundraiser being sponsored by Madison’s Attic Angel Association, which is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2019. The organization seeks to raise $50,000 from throughout the community to help build a sensory playground that will support children with specific needs related to early trauma.Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

A gift of any size will automatically be entered to win one of two Ice Cream for a Year awards from Chocolate Shoppe. Make your gift online at or in person at the Life is a Playground! birthday event on the Attic Angel campus (corner of Old Sauk and Junction) on Sunday, July 28, from 1 to 4 pm (online RSVP requested).

As an added bonus, your gift will be doubled, thanks to a generous donor who will match every gift up to a total of $25,000! To RSVP and/or make a gift, visit

Goods Donations

From time to time, people ask about donating used goods. While we greatly appreciate the thought, it is often not practical for us to receive such items.

The No Thank You List

Used Books – When we receive books, we have to have a staff person go through them to assure that they are culturally relevant and reflect the values of our School Family. We are also limited on storage space so, having multiple copies of each book can cause a challenge.

Clothing – Storage space is always a challenge in early childhood programs. In fact, we pay to rent storage space so that our classrooms can rotate furniture and materials. While we do occasionally see needs for clothing, we just don’t have the space to store items until a need arises. When we need clothing, we post the needed item along with the size on our Facebook page.

Car Seats – Due to concerns related to recalls and expiration dates, we can not accept used car seats. We also are unable to determine if seats have been involved in an accident.

Toys – Used toys are another item that we can not receive. We may not able to confirm the appropriate age for materials. Pieces are often missing and/or broken and we must devote staff time to assessing the condition of items.

Ways to Be Helpful

Gas or Grocery Gift Cards – We keep gift cards on hand to help families during difficult times. Even cards with a small amount are helpful.

Items from our Amazon Wish List – Our teachers put items that they would like to receive on the wish list. When these items arrive, it is like a birthday or holiday celebration! (The teachers are often as thrilled as the children!)

Packages of New Underwear – New, child-sized underwear is always needed and appreciated.

Volunteer – If you have time to volunteer, there are many ways to get involved. Consider the following opportunities: Help a teacher on our next staff work day, assist with prepping classroom materials, volunteer in the office or in classrooms.

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We continue to raise funds for ongoing needs including scholarships for children. These scholarship funds assure that no child is ever denied access to our high quality program. Please email for more information

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