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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Reptiles Alive Visits Playtime

There was Tremors the Sand Boa, Mrs. Beardy the Bearded Dragon, Tow Truck the Toad, and Janice the Tortoise. But it was Wilson the Ball Python that got the biggest oooh from the crowd. He was about four-feet long and as thick as a grown-up’s arm.

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Meet July’s Volunteer of the Month

“Crystal took the initiative to organize a drive, collecting self-care items for Mother’s Day bags for mothers at D.C. General in May. She compiled 63 gift bags, coordinated the drop-off at a flower shop and got four volunteers to help!” said Molly Evans, former Playtime intern.

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Playtime to Hire First Social Worker

Thanks to seed funding from two foundations, we are moving ahead with plans to hire our first-ever Social Worker. We are continuing to raise funds to support this position beyond the first year.

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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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