Meet August’s Volunteer of the Month

Our latest outstanding volunteer of the  month is Heather Casciato, who has been a volunteer for almost seven years. “Heather has been a star volunteer every month,” said Tiesha Edwards, Site Manager.

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Will You Be a Hero of Play?

Come to our annual Heroes of Play 5K run/walk, on Saturday, October 14 at Anacostia Park. We’re super excited to announce that award-winning journalist Lesli Foster will be our Grand Marshal! We’re looking for both runners and walkers to come out in support of play!

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Going From D.C. General to College

Former Teen Night participant Destyni Tyree was featured in the Georgia-Pacific’s Brawny paper towels brand campaign, highlighting the accomplishments of Americans who exhibit strength and resilience and have triumphed over adversity.

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Heroes of Play 5K Logo Unveiled!

Playtime is excited to unveil this year’s logo for our Heroes of Play 5K event, scheduled for Saturday, October 14 in Anacostia Park. Mark your calendar!

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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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