600+ Children Enjoyed Holiday Gifts and Fun Parties!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Events, Featured Stories |

Thanks to so many of you, Playtime had a fantastic holiday season with hundreds of gifts and fun holiday parties.

This year’s donors gave gifts to 612 children! You fulfilled all the wish lists we received through November, and we had enough additional toys and gift cards to give to families who arrived at our four partner shelter sites throughout December.

More than 30 Holiday Sponsors responded to our call, and 64 donors purchased items on our Target Wish List. Many thanks to our top four Holiday Sponsors:

  • Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets team, which contributed toys for 90 children and youth;
  • Sarah Cotton plus friends and family, who gave to 80 children;
  • Long & Foster Real Estate gave to 50 children (plus hosted a holiday party); and
  • Amanda Miller, a member of Playtime’s Board of Directors, along with friends and family, gave to 50 children.

We were also excited to have several groups and individuals host toy drives, with the largest coming from the tenants of the 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue Building – they collected five boxes of toys and gift cards!

Because of your amazing support, we provided gifts to all our Playtime families at our partner sites, and have toys left over to supplement our playrooms for every age group.

We are enormously grateful to all who contributed toys, to those who hosted holiday parties (including return party sponsors, HKS Architects), and to all our volunteers and donors for your support throughout 2017. Thanks also to our volunteer photographers: Quay Wilson, Jordan Burns, and Photo High Photography.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays from Playtime!