It’s Time to Plan for the Holidays!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Featured Stories |

Spread joy to more than 400 children this holiday season by signing up now to be a Holiday Helper or a Holiday Sponsor.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Be a Holiday Helper by transporting donated toys and holiday gifts from our office in Columbia Heights to one of our four shelter sites throughout D.C. You’ll need a car and we ask that you commit to being available on an on-call basis, about once a week, between the end of November and mid-December. We need at least 15 Holiday Helpers, so please tell a friend! Email Deborah Sherman at to sign up.
  • Sign up to become a Holiday Sponsor to purchase personalized gifts for groups of 10 or more children. This would include two $25 gifts per child. It’s a perfect way for co-workers, friends or family members to join together as a team and make a difference. An alternative way to support Playtime is to purchase a gift card for any amount you want and our staff will select and buy a gift, or you can buy wrapping paper and ribbon for parents to wrap the gifts for their children. Interested? Contact Rebecca Staple at for details.

Your generous time and gifts make the holiday season brighter for our Playtime children living in temporary housing.