Support Play Around the World

Thank you for your interest in supporting Play Around the World. Each year we host several initiatives to raise funds (approximately $60,000) to offset the costs of the Play Around the World program. We welcome any contribution to the initiative that works best for you or your organization.


Sponsoring a student provides a huge benefit for Play Around the World by providing much needed funding to individual students who wish to take part in the program. Each students is  responsible for raising approximately $5,500 for costs (not including tuition and immunizations) to participate in Play Around the World.  You can support a student in part, or in whole. We are happy to make a presentation to your organization to help facilitate sponsorship. Tax receipts and sponsor recognition is provided.


Cash donations  are much appreciated.  We are able to issue tax receipts for financial and in-kind contributions.

Equipment Drive

In April we hold our annual  equipment drive at the University. Donations of lightweight sports and play equipment will be sent to Peru, Thailand, Cambodia, or Northern Canada along with our students.
Items needed 

  • Plastic or foam bats 
  • Small or deflatable balls 
  • Frisbees 
  • Velcro discs 
  • Surgical tubing 
  • Skipping ropes 
  • Hackey-sacks 
  • Bags of balloons 
  • Water toys etc.

No shoes, clothes, or winter sports equipment

Play Around the World Annual Thai Dinner

We host a dinner each year which is made possible by the generous donation of authentic Thai catering from The King and I Thai Cuisine Restaurant in Edmonton