About Play Sharity Gallup

Play Sharity Gallup is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a children's museum in Gallup, New Mexico.  We are currently operating pop-up children's museums at local community events and are working towards opening a brick-and-mortar location in 2024.

We strongly believe that a children's museum in Gallup will:

We are a branch location of Play Sharity Children's Museum & Library in Deming, NM.  To learn more about the Deming location, please visit playsharity.org.

Play Sharity's Mission

Through sharing-based projects, Play Sharity helps families and children experience how the charitable act of sharing resources and talents lead to a healthier community. 


Children who practice charity + sharing (sharity) will grow to be spectacular adults who lead our world to a more interactive, helpful, and kind place.

Play Sharity Gallup's Board

Nicole Steiger


Director of Rehoboth Early Childhood Center

Phil Neilson

Vice President

Youth Services Librarian at Octavia Fellin Public Library

Jordan Yazzie


Accountant with Tony Gonzales Accounting Firm

Emily Jeninga


Director of Rehoboth's Special Education

Colleen Roan

Community Outreach Chair

McKinley County Early Childhood Coalition Coordinator

Laura Ippel

Fundraising Chair

Founder & Director of Play Sharity Gallup and Former Elementary Educator

Our Partners 

Play Sharity Gallup Branch has made incredible strides forward because of the ongoing support from our community.  The vision for opening up more opportunities for the children in Gallup and surrounding area has been shared by each organization and family listed below. We are humbled to carry out this vision and thank our partners for their kindness and generosity to be a part of it.