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We partner with transitional housing and emergency shelters across the city, where we create safe and fun play spaces in the shelters where the children live. More than 120 weekly volunteers dedicate their time, serving as playmates and mentors to children from 6 months to 12 years old. Learn more.

News & Notes

Everyone admires how patient Ruben is with all of the preteens and the way he always lends a listening ear. We loving having him on our team!

Relationships with our donors and between the parents, children, and Playtime staff and volunteers are the key ingredients that make Playtime magic happen. 

All this anger I didn’t even know I had melted away when I played with a child. ... Children blossomed right before my eyes, and they let out their feelings in a way I never thought was possible, learning important social skills that I learned more haphazardly