How Our Professionals Give Back

Jim Barratt has served as an Ambassador for Only Make Believe since 2014 and is currently a DC Regional Board Member. The Only Make Believe Ambassadors is a group of committed supporters in the DC metro area who advocate and fundraise on behalf of the Only Make Believe program and its mission.

About Only Make Believe

Only Make Believe (OMB), established in 1999 in New York City, is a nonprofit organization that
creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities. Only Make
Believe is dedicated to the principle that engaging a child’s imagination is a valuable part of the
healing and learning process. The Only Make Believe program launched in the Washington, DC metro area in 2012. To date, we have served over 5,600 children and their families in the DC
metro area.

In Washington, DC, OMB has added special education programs to our growing list of local partner facilities. Involving creativity enriches their education by incorporating aspects of their learning curricula within our interactive performances. Our local partner facilities are: The Children’s Inn at NIH, Children’s National Medical Center, Jill’s House, HSC Pediatric Center Kids in Action program, St. Coletta of Greater Washington, and River Terrace Education Campus.

Our program is quite simple: For 35-60 minutes children can forget their physical, emotional, and/or intellectual challenges and simply enjoy fun, hope and laughter using their imaginations via the magic of theatre while empowering their own self-expression and igniting the spark of educational connectivity.

To learn more about Only Make Believe, please visit:

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