Washington Post Covers Playtime Renovation at DC General

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Advocacy, Featured Stories, Media |

Teens at D.C. General homeless shelter to get a space of their own The Washington Post

We were thrilled to open The Washington Post, and find a fantastic story about Playtime’s work at DC General, right on the front page of the Metro section!

Post reporter Emma Brown, together with photographer Michael Williamson put together a beautiful piece of photojournalism, highlighting the hopeful developments taking place at the DC General family shelter. We particularly appreciated how Brown and Williamson brought forward the voices of the youth and families who will directly benefit from the new Preteen & Teen Space and were sensitive to their privacy while allowing them to make their voices heard.

We’ll be working throughout October to build this new space for DC teens, and we invite you to come on either of our service days (October 10th & 17th), or to attend the official ribbon cutting at DC General on October 21st. We also need help raising money to cover any unanticipated construction costs as well as reaching our goal to raise $100,000 to support programming in the new Preteen & Teen Space next year. Please contact renetta@playtimeproject.org or call 202-329-4481 for more information!

Take a few minutes to check out the article, including the gorgeous photos by Michael Williamson. Thank you to Emma Brown and The Washington Post for shedding light on this important story and thank you to all of our supporters. Have a great weekend!

Read the Article Here