Meet December’s Volunteer of the Month

“Making a positive impact in the world frequently doesn’t require mastery of a complicated argument or knowledge of an intricate system. It just requires time and effort, often in straightforward ways.”

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The Power of Playtime is More Than Play

This is the power of Playtime! Providing safe opportunities to play for children living in temporary housing, as well as connecting families with the services they need to thrive.

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It’s #GivingTuesday!

On #GivingTuesday, we begin our annual year-end fundraising campaign to ensure children and youth living in temporary shelter receive fun, educational programming for 2018. 

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Meet November’s Volunteer of the Month

“Kathleen is the most dedicated, committed, and caring volunteer I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and serving with for almost eight years. She has the biggest heart for the 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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