Can You ‘Do More 24’ on June 8?

Join Do More 24 and make a difference in the life of a child experiencing homelessness. All funds raised on June 8 will go to expand our Playtime program at the Quality Inn overflow shelter on New York Ave.

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Playtime Featured on WUSA9

Playtime Project recently joined WUSA9’s morning show, Great Day Washington to talk about the importance of play.

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Meet our Volunteer of the Month

Before volunteering with Project Playtime, I’d never appreciated the importance of play for children, or the fact that some kids don’t have the opportunity to play.

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Think Globally, Advocate Locally: Standing up for Playtime’s Families

Right now, the D.C. Council is making changes to the Mayor’s proposed FY2018 budget before passing it at the end of this month. But given the Mayor’s ambitious goals of ending homelessness in the District, advocates are concerned the budget, as it stands, falls short in several key areas.

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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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