Here’s an update on the Pop-Up Adventure Play and Special Guests Tour 2014. Also to tell you about our Indiegogo campaign. I’m going to make use of some driving puns to help me along the way too. I might spin my wheels a little, so I apologise in advance.

Pop Up Adventure Play logoLet’s bring you up to speed – Pop-Up Adventure Play embarked on an incredible road trip to bring Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds and workshops across the USA. Our aim was to encourage community members to embrace child-directed play. The popup USA tour also featured some remarkable Special Guests who took the driver’s seat for specialised topics. More on that at a later date.

Since we first illuminated the tour in October, many things happened. We went from having a few expressions of interest to confirming our 12th location! The response to our adventure was overwhelmingly positive. Everyone wanted to join us on this journey. As I beam, I applaud the wonderful people who dedicated their time and effort to host us. I can’t wait to meet the hosts to personally thank them for supporting our journey. You can find the list of locations right here on the blog. It will be continually updated with new information about events.

With all this talk of road tripping, we haven’t yet discussed our vehicle. We elevated our efforts by launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the vehicle for our grand adventure. As I write, contributions have surpassed $2400, which is truly amazing! We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from so many generous people who have backed our organisation. On behalf of Pop-Up Adventure Play, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the incredible donors who kickstarted our campaign. Your support kept the campaign moving forward and reminded us every day of the generosity that abounds.

Popup USA Campaign contribution

We had a long way to go to reach our modest target of $7000 and the project was at risk of stalling. Please, if you can, consider contributing to our our organisation. Every little bit makes a big difference and will help keep us fuelled for our journeys. The good news was that every dollar donated until the campaign concludes on Sunday was matched. The generous folks at KaBOOM! gave us a boost and pledged to match each dollar until the popup USA campaign’s end. How amazing is that!

Keep us on the road and pave the way for our success by donating a few dollars our way. Your support will provide more children across the USA with opportunities for child-directed play.

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By Zan