Author Plans Book Fair for Preteens

For many of our youngsters in the Preteen Program at D.C. General, Rachel Renée Russell and her daughter Nikki Russell are simply two Play Rangers, who volunteer every Wednesday evening.

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Meet February’s Volunteer of the Month

Elle consistently goes above and beyond to ensure our preteens have a safe place to play.

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Black Role Models Are Needed All Year Round

It’s important for us to recognize and acknowledge the accomplishments made by people of African descent because the depth of their achievements is profound. It is, after all, American history.

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Playtime Remains Dedicated to its Mission

The loss of D.C. General Family Shelter poses a challenge, and also an opportunity to expand Playtime to more children and youth across the city and continue to advocate for their needs.

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What We Do

We believe that play is a human right that all children deserve, regardless of housing status. We seek to help create a city that provides every opportunity for all children to succeed by …

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Benefits of Play

Children are often left to manage the trauma of homelessness on their own, and consequently, a disproportionate number of children in shelters suffer from emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. A recent …

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Ways to Give

There are plenty ways to  get involved from volunteering to donating goods or money to gifting your birthday for play …

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