Playtime’s Year-End Goal to Raise $100,000!

A huge thank you goes to all who helped us surpass our #GivingTuesday goal of $5,000. We had many generous donors and several amazing Playtime volunteers. But we’re not stopping there.

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Playtime Helps Teens Beat the Odds

In November, Playtime took some teens to the Beat the Odds celebration hosted by the Children’s Defense Fund at the Newseum and visited the African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

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Role-Playing Activity Helps Playtime Relate to Clients

A role-playing activity at the Playtime Project gives new staff members and interns an opportunity to experience the struggle of finding affordable housing while faced with financial crisis and family responsibilities.

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Grant a Wish This Holiday Season

To ensure each of our 400 children receive an age-appropriate gift, we are seeking Playtime Holiday Sponsors to purchase gifts for groups of 10 or more children.

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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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