Preteen Program Hosts Midsummer Gala

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

Preteen Program Hosts Midsummer Gala

Playtime’s Preteen Program at DC General hosted a Midsummer Gala in July. It was an invitation-only event, and the esteemed attendees varied from Nobel Peace Prize winners, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, and Congressional Medal recipients, all ranging from ages nine to twelve.

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DoMore24: Give Children the Gift of Play!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015

DoMore24: Give Children the Gift of Play!

After months of anticipation, DoMore24 2015 is this Thursday, June 4! We’re super excited, and while we’ve been gearing up for this day for months, we still need your help! Do More 24 is an annual day of fundraising for nonprofits in the DC. area that puts the power to make change in people’s hands! On Thursday the Playtime Project is hoping to raise $10,000 to help send children who experience homelessness to sleep-away summer camp. While attending camp, children will get to participate in exciting outdoor activities—like horseback riding! — as well as be a part of a diverse group of children from many different racial, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds, increasing their understanding of themselves and the world around them. This experience will do more than give children a different perspective; it will give them the chance to be the carefree children they deserve to be this summer. The Playtime Project has been raising support for the fundraising day with our #ProjectPastime campaign. We challenged our followers to recreate a childhood photo and post in it on their social media pages and pledge to donate to the cause in order to create a grassroots following. By posting recreated images and donating, people are helping ensure that children in shelters have happy childhood memories to look back on. The campaign has been successful thus far, and we’re excited to see what other pictures are posted on the day of DoMore24! Playtime Project has been raising support for the fundraising day with our #ProjectPastime campaign. We challenged our followers to recreate a childhood photo and post in it on their social media pages and pledge to donate to the cause in order to create a grassroots following. By posting their recreated images and donating, people are helping ensure that homeless children have the same great memories to look back on. The campaign has been successful thus far, and we’re excited to see what other pictures are posted on the day of DoMore24! It’s not too late to get involved in the campaign! Even if you don’t participate in the #ProjectPastime challenge, spreading the word of Playtime Project’s cause and donating on the 4th will have a huge impact on the children’s lives. Thank you for all of your support, and join Project Playtime in giving children a summer to...

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NEW PHOTOS: Defenders of Play Conquer our 5K!

Posted by on May 4, 2015

NEW PHOTOS: Defenders of Play Conquer our 5K!

Thank you for helping us make our Defender of Play 5K the most successful one yet! We had over 400 individuals register and raised $28,691. Event photos Click the photo to download and check back often for more photos from our wonderful volunteer photographers, Laura Thomas, Sergei Shauchenka, and Jeremy...

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