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Volunteer of the Month for August

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Volunteer of the Month for August

Rebecca “Becca” Eastwood shows genuine interest in learning strategies to work with the children we serve, by asking questions and trying various methods to connect with them.

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Who Are the Heroes of this Story?

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Who Are the Heroes of this Story?

Recent news stories in The Washington Post and The D.C. Line as well as my blog post last month have shed light on the barriers Playtime is encountering in trying to follow the children as D.C. General prepares to close.

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Redskins Rookie Brings His Story of Resilience to Playtime

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Redskins Rookie Brings His Story of Resilience to Playtime

The room was buzzing with anticipation at the start of the preteen program Thursday night at D.C. General. Pictures and cards were placed on a table so that the children could write questions or color photos for Redskins rookie, Vontae Diggs.

Everyone started looking towards the door when Diggs arrived, “Oh! He’s right there!” one boy exclaimed and ran over to check things out.

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Don’t Let Greed Stand in the Way of Child Development

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Don’t Let Greed Stand in the Way of Child Development

As we move from D.C. General Emergency Family Shelter to two additional overflow shelter hotels, we have encountered numerous road blocks around limited space to run our programs.

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