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March 2024 is the 10th anniversary of Relisha Rudd's abduction. Learn more.

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Our impact in 2023

Thanks to the support of generous staff, volunteers, and donors, Playtime made a huge impact in 2023.

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From the Blog

March 2024 marks 10 years since Relisha Rudd was abducted from the DC General Shelter. Playtime staff and volunteers got to know Relisha during Playtime programs for more than a year while her family was living at DC General. Despite the best efforts of the authorities, Black and Missing Foundation, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Playtime and many others, Relisha has not been found. She will always be in our hearts and we will continue doing everything we can to keep her in people's minds. Current and former Playtime volunteers reflected on Relisha and how her abduction affected them and so many others in our community.

After 20 years of providing intentional, transformative play experiences to children experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness, Playtime Project has a lot to celebrate. Playtime's growth in 2023 illustrates how our hard work over the years has, and continues to, produce positive results. 2023 was a year of exciting growth. Here are a few of the year’s highlights.

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. During the month, organizations, agencies, and individuals raise awareness, educate, and advocate to prevent human trafficking in the United States. What does this have to do with Playtime Project, and the children and families we serve?