Help Students Get Needed Supplies for Back-to-School

School’s out, but back-to-school will be here before we know it. You can make this a smooth transition for hundreds of children and teens living in temporary housing by providing new backpacks filled with needed supplies.

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Meet June’s Volunteer of the Month

Meet Rogin Ngo. “Through Playtime, I have gained first-hand exposure to the difficulties and trauma families can go through. Volunteering has inspired me to be an advocate for homeless and low-income families.”

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Thursday nights are sacred—I don’t ever make plans, and friends know that if I turn down an invitation it’s nothing personal. I spend Thursday evenings at D.C. General volunteering in the Playtime Project’s baby room.

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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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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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