community

Introducing a Partner: Book Tree

We’ve been working with Chad and Kathy, founders of Book Tree, for nearly 10 years. They have created an incredible organization that brings unique, diverse, age-appropriate books to your family in monthly bags. As a gift to our community, they’re offering a free month trial to your family. Read on to check it out!

Try BookTree’s Curated Lending Program at Recess

Next Deliveries 12/7, 1/18!

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BookTree’s lending program is optimized to stimulate brain development and establish the foundation for reading, writing, and school success.

Try out a complimentary personalized tote of ten extraordinary, age-appropriate illustrated books, carefully curated for your child, delivered right to Recess!

Each monthly tote brims with outstanding artwork, rich vocabulary, a wealth of concepts, cultural diversity, and lifelong benefits. Supported enthusiastically by bay area school directors and educators, BookTree delivers the highest quality literature available for your child, infant to about 3rd grade for English, and one year old to about 5th grade for Spanish.

To receive your child’s complimentary tote of ten books with no contract or obligation to continue after the free month, visit www.booktree.us and click on “Start Your Free Trial Now”!

Giving Tuesday

During this giving season, please consider a small donation — $5/mo, or making a larger commitment if you can. If money is tight (& we totally get that!!), just sharing this cause with 5 friends would make a huge difference!

Every dollar raised will ultimately go toward growing this incredible community hub, creating space for healthy child development, welcoming in families from all walks of life, and making the journey for parents and caregivers a joyful one.

As we get ready to launch a new community space for local families, we would love your support.

$5 a month goes a long way to helping us build up our programming to reach more families.
$10 a month will allow us to provide a parent with weekly playgroup and play access.
$20 a month could be your way of giving a group of at risk mothers monthly playdates to connect with one another and have a safe space for play.
$50 +/mo gives us an opportunity to gift families full memberships and birthday parties.

Anyone who makes a donation of $25/mo or more will receive recognition on our founders wall with a 3x3 tile and an invitation to our Spring Festival! All donations are tax deductible.


At Recess Collective we focus locally, on parents, caregivers and young children. We work to build the infrastructure necessary to support those during a challenging albeit joyful journey. Support is provided by connecting families with one another, bringing in experts, working with local seniors to add multigenerational perspective and play, and bringing in creative folks to introduce music, art, and storytime to all of us.

Recess Collective is opening THIS WEEK and we are incredibly grateful for everyone who has supported Recess - urban recreation in the past decade. We can’t wait to thank those of you who will support us in the next decade & beyond.

We do need your support. We’ve created a gorgeous new space on Taraval St, and are currently accepting of donations (small or big), volunteers, and new families as we move into our new neighborhood!

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As much fun as my kids had, you saved me when I was at my lowest... you gave me a place to see other parents (aka adults), a place I knew my kids would have fun and be safe, and a community which helped pull me through PPD, even if they didn’t know it. I wish you all the best in your next endeavor and look forward to hearing all about it. Thank you for being part of my SF village!!!
— Christina

A BIG thank you to our opening party sponsors who also recognize that community is vital in supporting new parents. We’re honored that they’re supporting us!

Donate to Recess Collective
via our fiscal sponsor
Birth2Work

The amount you enter will be paid to this organization each month from your PayPal account. Don’t have PayPal? Sign up easily while entering your payment information.

Gratitude

During this time of transition for Recess we wanted to share a tremendous amount of gratitude to our community.

Over the last 3 months, we’ve closed & packed up a decade’s worth of memories and play in our Potrero Hill location, we’ve created a new space for families to gather in the Outer Sunset, and become a nonprofit organization. Now as we gear up to open and welcome the community back in for play & community, we are excited to share a huge thanks to those who have helped make all of these changes possible.

Our new organizational structure, as a nonprofit, will allow us to serve so many more families — those who otherwise might shy away from attending an evening workshop, a parent group, postpartum support, or getting to join a caring community of others in the same boat. At the same time, it allows us to take in donations, big and small, from those who have a little bit extra to share.

Raising young children is no easy feat. By harnessing the power of community, our goal is to lighten the load for all and bring joy and support to the journey. Please join us…whether it’s joining as a member of Recess Collective to come and play, hosting a party, volunteering your time & talents, donating funds, or soliciting donations from your workplace. Every ounce of help counts.

Our first day of business in our new location will be 11/29. This is a soft open, and we’ll be open to members and playspace pack purchasers through the end of the year. If you’d like to see the new space before committing, we’ll be offering several tour times each week to show you around.

For those of you who have supported our transition, made reservations, and remained members of Recess, keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to our evening grand opening party and soft open details. We can’t wait to see you all.

Until our doors open, check out our upcoming events (CPR, Baby Sign Language, Childbirth Prep, Meet the Doula, Introducing the Sibling, and Positive Parenting), get a jumpstart on party planning for a 2019 birthday, or join with our pre opening rates.

Stay safe as the wildfires are contained, enjoy the comforts of family and togetherness during the Thanksgiving Holiday, and we’ll see you soon. xo Lisa

We're on the move...don't miss deals, party bookings, classes and workshops in the meantime

We are busy taking Recess apart in preparation for our move to the Outer Sunset.  Even though our doors are locked, we invite you to reserve your fall/winter birthday party spots, learn from vetted experts in our parent support classes, and check out our prenatal workshops. 

THIS MONTH, join us for:

Whether you're looking for a CPR class, Baby Sign Language Introduction, or Childbirth Preparation class, we've got you covered!  

Oh, and membership packages are the lowest they'll ever be...so take advantage before Sept 15 when prices go up!