Celebration Honors Dedicated Supporters

Playtime hosted its second annual Celebration of Playtime event at the Pepco Edison Gallery Place in the District to honor the organization’s many volunteers, donors, and community partners.

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Meet Our Volunteer of the Month for April

Meet Cara Baldari, who has been a Play Ranger at our partner site, DASH Cornerstone Transitional Living Program, since May 2016.

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The Children Are Speaking. Are We Listening?

The student-led movement sweeping our nation is awakening us to how much we adults have failed to keep children safe. It should not take tragedy to wake us up from complacency—but too often it does.

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Birthdays and Smiles, Basketball and Chinatown!

I can think of no greater gift than creating more opportunities for joy, discovery, connection, and play for children experiencing homelessness in our nation’s capital. And you can help by donating your birthday to 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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