DC General Teens are in the Spotlight!
At our Fall Fundraiser in mid-September, The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project unveiled our plans for the new Preteen & Teen Space. Featuring amazing design work by Gabe Peyton of DCbyGabe, we are thrilled at the plans to completely remake the old DC General Hospital lobby into an exciting, welcoming, and fun place for our pre-teens and teens.
In the weeks since our grand unveiling, the energy and momentum has steadily built around this ground-breaking project. The DC General transformation has drawn the attention of The Washington Post, who ran a front-page Metro section story exploring the benefits that this space will bring to DC youth. Playtime Executive Director Jamila Larson has appeared on television station WUSA9 (along with Gabe Peyton), and the Education Town Hall radio program to talk about the project. We were also featured in pieces by Hill Now and The Hill is Home.
We are encouraged by all of the positive public support we have received, and even more so as we see the beginning of new construction efforts at DC General. This weekend, work began on the new Preteen & Teen Space, and in the next two weeks we will welcome hundreds of dedicated volunteers as we transform the physical and emotional landscape of DC General for the youth who live, learn, grow, and play there.
With construction underway, we are still seeking support for the funds that will run the preteen & teen programs inside the newly transformed space. We’ve come a long way already, but we still need to raise $100,000 to fund these programs through the end of 2016. Will you partner with us in making the Preteen & Teen Space a success?