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Lurie College Play Yard

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
79 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 03, at 11:55 PM PDT
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Extra time to make a difference!

May 27, 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In case you missed our other emails, we were able to get approval for some additional time to reach our goal! Thanks to the momentum from our generous donors, the new campaign end date is now extended to 11:59 pm on March 29th.

We have a little under 2 days left to go and are already 75% of the way to our goal! If you haven't already done so, please make your gift today. Even if you've already donated, you can still help by sharing our page with others.

In the video below, you can learn what the new Play Yard would mean to the Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) students and the children who use the Toddler Lab.

Of the $7,525 we have raised thus far, $5,000 will cover the demolition of the existing play structure. Any additional funds will go towards purchasing the types of play yard structures shown in the image below. 

Please make your gift today to share in making this project a success! 

Thank you for your continued support!



Joy, Jessica, Julia, and Erin

Play Yard Project Team

Last Week to Make a Difference!

May 18, 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Our Play Yard Campaign will be coming to an end in a few days and we are happy to report that we’ve reached 50 percent (just over halfway) of our $10,000 goal. This is an amazing accomplishment! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Lurie College Toddler Lab is well on its way to removing its old play structure and installing a more inclusive play yard for this upcoming Fall semester. This new and impactful space will nurture all areas of toddlers’ development and play, allowing Lurie College students to learn more about and train for working with young children.

There is still time to help our Play Yard Campaign reach our goal! Please visit make your first (or additional) gift today and consider sharing this website with anyone else you think might be interested.

On behalf of the Play Yard Project Team and Lurie College’s Child Development Lab Preschool, thank you for your incredible support in making a difference for future students, toddlers, and their families. We could not have reached this milestone without you!


Joy, Jessica, Julia, and Erin

Play Yard Project Team

We're making progress!

May 12, 2021
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are a little over halfway through our campaign to build a new play yard! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to this project. We truly appreciate your support. So far, we have raised $4,995 from 47 generous donors. 

If you haven't already done so, please visit  to make your gift today. If you've already made your gift, you can still make an impact on our campaign by sharing the link with your colleagues, friends, and family.
Thank you again!
Joy, Jessica, Julia, and Erin
Play Yard Project Team
Choose a giving level


Playing in the Sand Box

A gift at this level could help us remove the sand that the current play structure sits on


Loading up the Toolbox

Each gift could allow us to purchase tools to remove the current play structure


Breaking Ground

Each gift at this level could go towards removing the old play structure and having it taken away


Building Blocks

Each gift at this level could make our design ideas for the new play yard a reality!



A gift at this level could pay for the installation of the new play yard