News of Recess' Potrero Hill location's closure has been met with notes of appreciation, gratitude and a bit of sadness. We are slated to open our new location later this fall, but need your support to get it up and running.
We have secured a long term lease, and have the benefit of ten years of experience necessary to create build a sustainable community for families in San Francisco. In order to become operational, we need to raise $20,000...and we have a long way to go.
Over the past 10 years, we've served over 12,000 families. We've hosted parties, provided a safe space to play for infants, toddlers & preschoolers, donated monthly visits to Nurse Family Partnership to give first time at risk mothers an opportunity to meet up & play for the past 2 years, we've partnered with Our Family Coalition to provide respite services to LGBQT parents and worked with countless other small businesses and nonprofit organizations to make San Francisco a better place to raise children, get support from other parents and caregivers and lighten the load for families with young children.
This kind of center must continue exist for the wellbeing of new moms, for the sanity of those caring for and raising young children and for the health of our society. We do not want a lack of funds to stop us, but the financial realities have set in and we need to ask for support in order to move forward.
Leave your mark
Please consider purchasing a founding community tile which will be proudly displayed in the lobby of Recess Collective. Tiles range from $75 to $500. We'd love to be able to see your name, your child's art work, or a note on there from you every day.
If you can donate $10 or $100, or even purchase/gift a 2 year membership to the new location for $1000, please do so today. We need your support to (re)create this oasis for families in SF.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions, potential sources for funding, or just to say hello. Our community has been integral to our success over the past 10 years and we know it will continue to be for decades to come.
Looking forward to the future,