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Bennett’s Village is dedicated to making the world a more inclusive place for ALL to play.

We are working to build a multigenerational, all abilities playground here in Charlottesville and advocating to change the way our community sees inclusion.

Raised
$140,253
Goal
$5M
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What's the Plan?

There’s a long path ahead, but together we can do it!

Spread the Word

We’re building a playground, but we’re also building greater understanding of the importance of play for people of all abilities and ages.

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Raise the Funds

Fundraising is underway! You can help Bennett’s Village by making a donation or by volunteering your time.

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Partner & Design

We’re pleased to have found a fiduciary home in the Arc of the Piedmont.  We have entered into a partnership with the City of Charlottesville–the future home of Bennett’s Village will be located within Pen Park.

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About Our Charity

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Play has no boundaries. Charlottesville needs a playground that allows kids of all ages and abilities to play together.

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Events

Keep an eye out for opportunities to join us in support of Bennett’s Village! We post more fundraisers and community and educational events here.

[Image caption: Flyer with the words Virtual Movement Challenge on top and dates May 10-17th on bottom. There are four images in circles: a Black female and male running together, a white older male in a wheelchair doing exercises with an elastic band, two Black children in shorts and a Black male in jeans playing chase, and the back of white woman's body sitting in lotus position. The logo for Pivot Physical Therapy is below the images on the the left and the logo for Bennett's Village is below the images on the right.]

May Movement Challenge

May 10-17th
Virtual

Bennett’s Village is partnering with Pivot Physical Therapy to put on a virtual all-abilities Movement Challenge! The event will be a week-long celebration where…

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Bennett's Village Move challenge event logo with yellow sun in the background

FIRST RUN/WALK/ROLL/DANCE MOVE CHALLENGE

September 19-October 3rd
Pen Park

We challenge each of you to make your way along a mile-long course through Pen Park that highlights the future site of Bennett’s Village…

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Latest News

Follow our blog for all the latest from Bennett’s Village.

Meet Volunteer and Events Coordinator Mike Giovinco

[Image Caption: Mike Giovinco is on stilts and kicking his right stilted leg above his head. His pants are orange and he is wearing…

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Bennett’s Village receives 501(c)(3) status

Big news! Bennett’s Village has received its own 501(c)(3) status. We’re so grateful to The Arc of the Piedmont for their fiscal sponsorship for…

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Imagining a World where ALL Can Play

Rosser Wayland, Bennett’s Instructional Assistant at Johnson Elementary School, imagined a Lego world where all could play. To mark the anniversary of Bennett’s passing,…

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Friends of Bennett's Village

These local businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions have made significant contributions to our work. Thank you, friends!

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