Introducing The Playbook Curriculum

Our programming isn’t simply giving children things to do to pass the time. We put much thought and analysis into the activities and the environment we create for children living in shelters.

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Volunteer of the Month for February

I can’t stress enough how wonderful it feels to be a part of these communities and to feel like I’m helping, even in a small way.

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Playtime Needs Volunteers for Two Specific Areas

Volunteers are always in need at Playtime, but there are two specific areas where we could use your help. One is hosting birthday parties for the children, and is great for group volunteers. The other is providing transportation for deliveries to our sites.

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Thank You for An Amazing Year-End Campaign!

As we add up the contributions that came in last month, we are thrilled so many of you chose to ensure hundreds of children living in temporary shelters in the nation’s capital receive the gift 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 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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