Imagination Stage ( inspires creativity and strengthens key skills through theater and arts education experiences. Imagination Stage’s programs include arts education classes and performance opportunities, professional theater productions, early childhood programs and in-school workshops that build learning.

Headquartered: Bethesda
Serves: Metro region
What a donation buys:
• $250 provides a scholarship for a one-week summer camp for a child or teenager.
• $1,000 provides free tickets and pre- and post-theater learning opportunities and resources for 40 Montgomery County Public Schools third grade students from low-income families.
• $5,000 provides scholarships for 17 semester-long classes for economically challenged youths that help build creativity, collaboration and problem-solving.
Volunteer opportunities:
• One day: Help with special events, such as the annual Gala or the annual Children’s Ball.
• Weekly: Serve as an usher or assist in the Just Imagine! shop.
• Internships