Volunteer of the Month for June

Daris possesses a gentle nature when working with children in the playroom that can turn any negative into a positive. He is a champion for Playtime.

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Push for Play in all of D.C.’s Homeless Shelters

The construction fencing is closing in on D.C. General, ready to swallow up our playground and the shelter that has been Playtime’s largest site for the past decade, and a reminder that children and families make up the majority of homeless people in our city.

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Can You Do More for Play?

Do More 24 is here! The 24-hour online giving event powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, from noon Thursday to noon Friday.

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Playtime Partners with Two More Overflow Shelters

With the closure of D.C. General Family Shelter now underway, the Playtime Project is adding two new shelter partner sites to bring play to more children living in the city’s 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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