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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Three Ways to Make Play More Meaningful for Every Child

Many of the children we serve have very specific needs, and Playtime embraces the challenge to meet those needs. We adapt and find the right resource to ensure that each child gets his/her needs met, no matter what they are.

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Volunteer of the Month for November

As Playtime ended its programming ahead of the shelter’s closure later this year, Margi transitioned to the Hotel Arboretum (formerly Holiday Inn Express) and helped get the program started there.

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Thank You for Helping Us Reach Our Goal!

We did it! Your terrific support of our fall Benefit of Play fundraising event allowed us to reach our $50,000 goal to ensure play continues for children living in the city’s overflow shelter hotels. Thank you!

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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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