We rise up by lifting others

Celebrating our mission through positive change

In support of our mission and values, PlayCore is committed to actively supporting the communities in which we live, work, and play through strategic investment of our time, talent, and resources in three areas of focus:

Hundreds of PlayCore volunteers donate countless hours of time and skills to local projects, industry advocacy, and serving on boards in local and national roles.

We support our corporate charities, United Way, the Chambliss Center for Children, and Ronald Mc Donald House of Chattanooga in a variety of ways, as individuals and as a corporation.

Our annual Days of Caring bring together our dedicated and enthusiastic employees and local organizations for a day of volunteering to strengthen our community and enhance public services.

Some of our latest projects are highlighted below.

Employee Volunteers Connecting with our Communities

PlayCore Builds a Music Park at local Chattanooga Elementary School as part of Annual Day of Caring
Playcraft Systems Gives Back to Local Elementary School
Dero Sponsors Local Midtown Greenway
Spectrum Aquatics Helped Restore School Playground for 2019 School Year
Worlds of Wow teams up with Great American Cleanup for Their 2019 Day of Caring
PlayCore Day of Caring donates supplies and volunteer time to a Chattanooga magnet to revitalize school grounds
Spectrum Aquatics Day of Caring 2018 - DeSmet School
Everlast Climbing partners with the Kids in Need Foundation
Porter Corp Day of Caring 2018 Benefits Good Samaritan Ministries
Robertson Industries Sponsored a Family Through St. Vincent de Paul’s “Adopt-A-Family” Program
Porter Corp partnered with the Salvation Army to collect donations for their annual Angel Tree Toy Drive
Porter Corp Holds a Bake Sale, and the Proceeds Went to Former Employee, Jerry Elowsky
Power Systems Hosts a Row-a-Thon to Benefit the City of Houston
Superior Hosts Blood Drive to Help Save Lives within the Community
Highland Products Group Participates in Food Drive to Help Hurricane Maria Victims
Dero provides bikes to children in need
Everlast Climbing assembles food packages to help feed the world
PlayCore Day of Caring Set to Promote Community Health

Our Charities of Choice

PlayCore is committed to supporting our charities of choice, nonprofit institutions that contribute to the health and vitality of the communities where we live, work, and play, through our Employee Giving Program and a very active volunteer schedule. Learn more about them below.


Chambliss Center for Children

For more than 145 years the Chambliss Center for Children (CCC) has helped serve children through a variety of programs, including 24/7 day care services for families in need, a residential care program, and transitional living for teens aging out of systematic care. In total, Chambliss Center for Children cares for over 650 children every day throughout the city. Through their programs and locations they serve one goal - caring for children and strengthening families. PlayCore is a long time supporter children, families, and of CCC, and we have helped their mission by creating innovative play spaces at the center, by volunteering in a variety of fund raising capacities, and by serving on the Board of Directors.

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Creative Discovery Museum

The mission of the Creative Discovery Museum of Chattanooga is to inspire all children to explore, innovate, create and play. They are a leader in effectively sparking children's passions for learning through hands-on experiences, and serve as a vital educational resource collaborating with community partners across our region. As a company that understands the importance of creativity, play, and exploration in childhood development, we support them in this mission through advocacy, employee giving events, serving on their Board of Directors, and other initiatives designed to support the discovery of creativity and innovation among children and families.

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Ronald McDonald House

Since 1990, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga (RMHC® of Greater Chattanooga) has been helping children with illnesses and injuries cope better by keeping families close™ through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room. They provide a home like environment for families to stay while children are in the hospital. PlayCore provides support to RMHC of Chattanooga by volunteering at the House and through charitable giving programs to help them in the mission to serve families cope with life threatening illness.

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United Way of Greater Chattanooga

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga serves as a central hub for of community change, bridging the gap between people and resources, and helping people connect their passion to purpose.  They ignite social change through education, family stability, and community support. Through an annual giving campaign, we are proud to help them in their mission to build a better Chattanooga.

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