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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

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The Best Gift. Ever.

Shopping for a friend? Would you like to give something to a kind neighbor, new parent or your partner?  There is no better gift to a parent of an infant, toddler or preschooler than the gift of play. 

For the next birthday party, baby shower or just for fun gift, consider a gift card to Recess. 

Some fun gift card ideas:

  • A newborn membership ($50 registration fee, gives unlimited visits until the child reaches 6 months)
  • A fitness class with Childcare ($35)
  • A year-long Mini Membership ($390)
  • CPR workshop ($50-75)
  • Playspace Pass ($20-40)
  • A dollar amount and they can use it how they'd like! 

Shop Small this Holiday Season

There is still time to shop small this holiday season.  Instead of turning to Amazon, support your neighbors by picking up gifts at the incredible shops right here in the city.  Here's a list of our favorites for inspiration:

 

ARCH Art Supplies

10 Carolina Street, San Francisco

 

Black Bird Bookstore

4033 Judah Street, San Francisco

 

Christopher's Books

1400 18th Street, San Francisco

 

Cliff's Variety

479 Castro Street, San Francisco

 

Dandelion Chocolate

740 Valencia Street, San Francisco

 

Little Paper Planes Shop

855 Valencia Street, San Francisco

 

Local Take

1371 9th Avenue, San Francisco

 

Monkei Miles

1523 Irving Street, San Francisco

 

Andytown Coffee Roasters

3655 Lawton St, San Francisco, CA 94122, United States

 

Recess

470 Carolina Street, San Francisco