Volunteer Turns Loss into Giving Back

Though Rachel Renée Russell has never been homeless, she knows what it’s like to lose everything. Having to start over instilled a passion to do what she can to help children and families struggling to make it.

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Volunteer of the Month for September

Lauren Conley’s skills in classroom management as a DCPS teacher have brought organization and joy to the playroom over her many years of service.

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Playtime Makes All the Difference

Thanks to the support of our volunteers and donors, Playtime is able to offer, not only respite for parents and activities for children experiencing the stress of homelessness, but also much-needed resources for families.

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Come to the Benefit of Play Fundraiser Event

You’re invited to our Benefit of Play Fundraiser event on Oct. 11 to benefit our program expansion to two more overflow shelter hotels.

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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 all children to succeed by …

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Benefits of Play

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 Give

There are plenty ways to  get involved from volunteering to donating goods or money to gifting your birthday for play …

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