With Your Help, We Could Win $25,000!

Join Playtime in raising $6,000​, and we’ll get the chance to win a grant of up to $25,000.

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Our New Hero of Play

We are thrilled to announce that Axar Management, which owns the Quality Inn overflow shelter on New York Avenue, has stepped up as a hero of play!

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Turn Your Unwanted Goods into Funds for Playtime

Cleaning out your house? Moving or downsizing? Why not donate your unwanted items to benefit Playtime? We’re pleased to announce that Goods For Good has selected Playtime as the recipient of its fundraising event for this spring.

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Volunteer of the Month for March

I am humbled to see their resilience in spite of their circumstances, and privileged to provide them a space to be themselves and support them in their development.

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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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