Going on a Mission with Playtime

Are you ready to go on a mission? The teens at DC General recently had the opportunity to suit up and explore their neighborhood with Vicki Sherwood, a Captain in the US Marine Corps Reserve, and Playtime volunteer.

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Heroes of Play 5K is Magical!

These are the heroes of play who brighten the lives of DC families experiencing homelessness. Together, we are going the distance!

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Our Home, Our Art: DC General Teens Create their Mural

In partnership with Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), Playtime Project teens re-vision the spaces where they live.

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Playtime Celebrates Mother’s Day. Period.

There are over 1000 families fighting homelessness in DC – the vast majority of them headed by single mothers. Playtime is providing much-needed support.

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What We Do

We believe that play is a human right that all children deserve, regardless of housing status. We seek to help create a city that provides every opportunity for homeless children to succeed by advocating for affordable housing and safe shelters for all families. Since 2004, our trained and screened volunteers provide weekly activities, healthy snacks, […]

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Why Play?

While it is well-documented that homelessness causes physical, emotional, and developmental harm to children, the resources that serve them are shrinking and largely inaccessible. Children are often left to manage the trauma of homelessness on their own, and consequently, a disproportionate number of children in shelters suffer from emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. A recent […]

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Ways to Get Involved

Ways to  get involved with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project: Volunteer training occurs once a month and there’s always a drive going on. View our immediate needs and learn more about all the ways you can give back…

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