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Mural on the Playground

Mural Unveiling

A big white wall, overlooking a colorful playground. In the early days of the design of our new building, our architectural team planted the seed for our dream, identifying that this would be the perfect place for a mural. Now years later, thanks to the collaboration of so many talented and generous people, a vibrant mural was completed in the spring of 2023.

Mallory Wellner

2023 Young Philanthropist

Mallory Wellner Always eager to step up and help for projects small and large, Mallory Wellner was a dedicated volunteer and member of our Young Ambassador Board for five years. Mallory served as the Young Ambassador Board Chair for three

Rudy Liggins

2023 Legacy Award

Rudy Liggins No single person is as iconic at The Children’s Place as Rudy Liggins, who served as a teacher at The Children’s Place from the day we opened our doors in 1978 until he retired in 2020. A former

Laura Jones

2023 Advocate for Hope

Laura Jones From hosting large events in her home to pushing the lunch carts down the hall to our classrooms, there’s no task too large or small for Laura Jones. Starting as a member of our Angel Board and now

2023 Community Impact Award

2023 Community Impact Award

Katherine Ellis, Jenny Kim & Kathy Schirger Not only has this trio of volunteers had a profound impact for years on our Angel Board, but Katherine Ellis, Jenny Kim and Kathy Schirger have also taken the lead with our Teen

Sheila Hayes

2023 Volunteer of the Year – Sheila Hayes

Sheila Hayes After a 35-year career with the federal government, Sheila Hayes was looking for new ways to fill her time in retirement. She has served at a few different local nonprofits over the last decade, but one volunteer role

2023 Corporate Champions of Philanthropy

2023 Corporate Champions of Philanthropy – Distribution By Air

Distribution By Air The smiles on the children’s faces are unforgettable as they run onto the playground and see dozens of pumpkins and almost as many giant inflatable decorations. Distribution By Air, our 2023 honoree for Corporate Champions of Philanthropy,

Terri & Bartley’s Story

Terri and Bartley generously offered to share their family’s story in this video, which premiered at Party for The Place on April 1, 2023. We invite you to take a moment to hear about their experience with The Children’s Place, in their own words.

Meet Tammy

Meet Tammy The Children’s Place is proud to host interns throughout the year who help with a wide range of our programs. This March, as we celebrate National Social Work Month, we wanted to take a moment to spotlight one

Girl on swing

Magical Moment: Writing Her Name

Every day we get the chance to witness the most magical moments in the children we serve. One of the 5-year-olds in our Day Treatment program has been struggling with letters and numbers. One day, her teacher Ms. Stephanie decided