You Made this 5K the Best Event Yet!

More than 170 “superheroes” ran and walked for play on Saturday morning, raising over $43,000 for children experiencing homelessness.

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Meet October’s Volunteer of the Month

This month’s outstanding volunteer is Jordan Burns, who has been volunteering with Playtime’s Preteen Night since March 2017. She also joined the staff as a communications/photography intern during the summer.

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Giving Thanks and Counting Down to Heroes of Play 5K

In just two weeks, superheroes will descend on Anacostia Park to run or walk in Playtime’s Annual Heroes of Play 5K on Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Vendors Make 2nd Annual Health Fair a Success!

Playtime’s 2nd Annual Health Fair for families living at D.C. General Emergency Family Shelter connects families with resources they may not otherwise have access to.

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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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