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. We network in a variety of meaningful ways that align with our charitable giving guidelines. Hundreds of PlayCore volunteers donate countless hours of their time and skills to help complete projects across a broad spectrum of needs. Many embrace our industry and support our community by serving on boards in local and national roles. We also 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 fun day of volunteering to benefit our communities. Some of our latest projects are highlighted below.

Our Employee Volunteers at Work

Everlast Climbing Day Of Caring
Everlast Climbing assembles food packages to help feed the world
Play Core Day Of Caring
PlayCore Day of Caring Set to Promote Community Health
Backpack Event
Porter Corp kicked off a fundraiser to benefit Ready For School
Ultra Site Annual Cancer Relay
UltraSite Hosts their 4th Annual Relay for Cancer

Our Charities of Choice

PlayCore is committed to supporting charitable institutions that contribute to the health and vibrancy of the communities where we live, work, and play, and our people are passionate about giving back and making a difference. We do this through direct financial contributions and through the donation of time by our dedicated employees. PlayCore and its employees show a commitment to our mission and values, improving their communities by volunteering and supporting PlayCore’s charities of choice through our Employee Giving Program and a very active volunteer program. We are proud to support the following charities.


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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