Don’t Let Greed Stand in the Way of Child Development

As we move from D.C. General Emergency Family Shelter to two additional overflow shelter hotels, we have encountered numerous road blocks around limited space to run our programs.

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Volunteer of the Month for July

Isaiah G. Coleman has been a Play Ranger since February 2017, and says, “it has been one of my best experiences since moving to D.C. in the summer of 2016.”

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Why Donate: A Broke College Student’s Story

Elizabeth is the picture of resilience for the children in her life, and now for the children at Playtime. As a Playtime donor, she is helping to create a world where children are secure, not separated.

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Group Volunteers Make Birthdays Extra Special

Playtime recently welcomed volunteers from Sparrows Landing, NeighborWorks, and Service Year, with each organization sponsoring one or two of our quarterly birthday bashes.

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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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