As a nonprofit organization, fundraising is a key component to keeping Brown Play School vibrant and viable. Our supplemental fundraising efforts help us keep tuition costs in check, fund important improvements to our classrooms and grounds, and subsidize salary and benefits packages for our amazing staff.

All families are asked to volunteer time and effort for one of our key fundraising events each year: the Fall Fete & Auction or the Run to Mama road race. Other fundraising initiatives are ongoing throughout the year.

Fall Fete & Auction

Fall Fete main room

Each fall we hold a wine and cheese cocktail party accompanied by an auction event. Enjoy live music, raffles, wine bottle surprises, food, and a cash bar. Bid on the great items in our silent auction, including tickets to theater and sporting events, salon and fitness packages, children’s classes, and more, as well as a live auction for artwork created by the children of Brown Play School.

Run to Mama Road Race

Woman running with little girl

Each spring our “Run to Mama” 5K winds through the streets of Rumford. The race is followed by outdoor family fun, including carnival-style arts & crafts projects, gift basket raffles, and the Kids Fun Run.

This year’s race will be on Sunday, May 20th at 9:00AM. Visit the official race web site for complete information and to register to run.

“Run to Mama” Official Site


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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

When you first visit, select Brown Play School as your charitable organization. You can use your existing Amazon account, and 0.5% of the cost of all your purchases will subsequently be donated to the school.

Eastside Marketplace Friendship Fund

Eastside Marketplace logo

The Eastside Marketplace Friendship Fund  is a receipt/rebate program that benefits Brown Play School (as well as other local nonprofit groups). If you shop at Eastside Marketplace on Pitman Street in Providence, save your receipts and turn them in to the school. 1% of the total purchase on those receipts will be donated to the school.