Meet September’s Volunteer of the Month

This month’s outstanding volunteer is Leah Gage, who joined Playtime as a social work intern for the 2015-2016 school year. After that she became a regular Play Ranger at D.C. General in the Teen Night program.

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Playtime Children Go Back to School with Backpacks … and Educational Rights!

Last week, 462 children went back to school with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies thanks to more than 35 generous donors!

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Meet August’s Volunteer of the Month

Our latest outstanding volunteer of the  month is Heather Casciato, who has been a volunteer for almost seven years. “Heather has been a star volunteer every month,” said Tiesha Edwards, Site Manager.

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Will You Be a Hero of Play?

Come to our annual Heroes of Play 5K run/walk, on Saturday, October 14 at Anacostia Park. We’re super excited to announce that award-winning journalist Lesli Foster will be our Grand Marshal! We’re looking for both runners and walkers to come out in support of play!

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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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