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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Volunteer of the Month for January

You may think that being an effective volunteer requires you to teach valuable life lessons or impart wisdom to the kids, when in reality it’s as simple as being present, supportive, and willing to just play.

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You Make the Season Brighter for Playtime Families

“I want to personally thank Playtime from my whole heart, for all that you do with and for the children. I appreciate you all so much!”

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Give Brayden the Chance to Play

As he works, she encourages him, telling him how well he pays attention to detail, and teaches him the word, “dexterity.” He repeats the word several times.

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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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