Sponsor a Child for the Holidays!

Thank you to the more than 30 Holiday Sponsors who signed up to sponsor children in our programs at our four partner shelter sites across the District. Your support helps to provide a sense of normalcy to children living in temporary shelters by fulfilling their wish lists. Because of you, this year we provided more than 560 children and youth with personalized gifts to make their holiday memorable. 

If you didn’t get a chance to be a Holiday Sponsor, you can still help:

  • Purchase gift cards for Target or Walmart in increments of $25 or $50. The gift cards should be brought or mailed to Playtime’s office. These cards help to supplement gifts for children who arrive at the shelters after we’ve distributed holiday gifts. ​Playtime always see​s​ a large influx of families right before the holidays, and so the gift cards help to ensure those families still receive something, even if we didn’t collect a wish list from them in time.
  • Run a drive for Pull-ups, diapers, and wipes, which are a year-round need for the families we serve.
  • Run a drive for stroller toys and baby teething toys, along with baby floor gyms.
  • Check out Playtime’s Donate Goods page for more needs.

For more information, contact Rebecca Staple at rebecca.staple@playtimeproject.org.

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


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