What is Right To Play?

Right To Play is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we help 1.9 million children each week to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality. Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has programs in 15 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

How does Right To Play implement their programs?

Right To Play programs are specifically designed to address children’s contextual needs. The programs are implemented in close collaboration with communities, local civil society organizations and governments. Right To Play supports and builds capacity of local institutions and government to ensure sustainability of program impact. All Right To Play programs ensure meaningful and equal participation of girls and boys and we train teachers to use play-based learning to create safe and supportive environments in our five core pillars: Education, Gender Equality, Health, Child Protection and Peace. Learn more about Right To Play’s work and impact here.

How will my donation make a difference?

Because of donors like you, Right To Play reaches 1.9 million children weekly in 15 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Your contribution will help unlock the potential in girls and boys and empower them with the education and life skills needed to rise above challenges and succeed in learning and life. You can find stories of the life-changing impact of our work here. Thank you for your support.

Where does my gift go?

From protecting and educating children to empowering boys and girls to rise above adversity, your donations will go where there is the greatest need in order to make a lasting impact. 86% of your gift will directly protect, educate and empower children and youth in Right To Play programs, while 14% will be allocated to administration, operations and fundraising costs. Find out more about your donation's impact in our annual reports.

Why should I become a monthly donor?

When you become a monthly donor, you are giving the opportunity for children to rise all over the world. Organizations like Right To Play depend heavily on monthly gifts to operate sustainably. Your recurring monthly gift will help Right To Play set predictable budgets more effectively ensuring that more children will be reached with regular Right To Play programming. It allows us to plan strategically and provide resources to communities that need it the most. As a token of our appreciation, we promise to keep you up-to-date on our work with our monthly donor e-newsletter. This is where you will find the latest news and stories from the field, including highlights from the communities that you are directly helping to protect, educate and empower through the power of play.

How do I access the latest Right To Play Annual Report?

You can read and download the latest annual report by following the link provided here.

How do I make changes to my monthly donation?

You have the flexibility to make changes to your monthly gift at any time including amount changes, changes to your contact information, method of payment, pausing your donation or cancelling your gift. You can reach out to us with any questions or concerns by email at tmuentener@righttoplay.com.

What will you do with my details?

It is Right To Play’s priority to ensure the safety and security of all of our donors’ information. This means that we take extensive measures to ensure that your personal information is secured in accordance to current data protection and privacy laws and regulations. Please see our Data Protection and Privacy Policy for more information and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about the security of your information.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

When you donate online, you will receive a thank you email which will include a tax receipt of your gift. For monthly gifts, you will receive an official annual tax receipt for the total amount of your monthly gifts for that year at the start of the following year. Thank you once again for generously supporting Right To Play’s work to transform the lives of children.

I have more questions, how do I get in touch?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about donating to Right To Play and different ways you can get more involved. You can email us at info_USA@righttoplay.com. We look forward to hearing from you.