Playtime is Closed from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1

To give our staff and volunteers a well-deserved break, the office and programs are closed from Friday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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Volunteer of the Month for December

I have a blast volunteering. It’s a great place to play and pretend you’re a kid again. You can escape for a couple of hours and put some of life’s pressures in perspective.

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Breaking Emotional Chains: Why I Support Playtime Project

I believe that Playtime is, for many hundreds of kids, breaking emotional chains. Chains of burden. Chains of toxic stress. Chains of anxiety. Chains of sadness. All the chains that come from not having the stability and safety of their own home.

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Spread Joy with the Gift of Play this Holiday Season!

You can ensure a joyous holiday season for children and families living in temporary housing. Here are five ways to help …

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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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