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We partner with transitional housing and emergency shelters and community spaces across the city, where we create safe and fun play spaces at the shelters where the children live. Weekly volunteers dedicate their time, serving as playmates and mentors to children from 6 months to 12 years old. Learn more.

2023 marks Playtime Project's 20th anniversary! We know that play is essential in developing strong, resilient, self-assured children. In 2023, we will focus on maintaining our excellent play programs, as well as helping our children and families achieve success beyond the shelter. During our spring fundraiser, our goal is to reach $20,000 by May 17, 2023. Will you celebrate with us by giving $20, $200, or $2,000 for Playtime’s 20th anniversary? Any amount is appreciated to help us reach our goal! Thank you so much for your support!

News & Notes

Playtime Project spoke with three of our Play Rangers who volunteer along with seven other University of Maryland Psychology Department students. Read about their experiences as volunteers.

During the first week of April, Playtime Project held its first week-long Spring Break Camp serving children experiencing housing insecurity in Prince George's County. We sat down with our Prince George’s County Program Manager, Bryanna Beamer, to find out more.

For twenty years, Homeless Children’s Playtime Project has brought play to children experiencing family housing insecurity. On this 20th anniversary, Playtime Project is evolving with the landscape of housing insecurity, and our updated name and mission statement reflect that.