Join the #HelpChildrenRise Spring Campaign

You play an integral role in our ability to serve children and families in shelters. As the city grapples with stopping the spread of COVID-19, Playtime is adapting and doing what it can from a distance. With your support, we are creating play kits with fun reusable toys and activities to keep the children entertained in the shelters during this troubling time.

We will continue to distribute emergency supplies and advocate for needed services and supports to ensure families can stay healthy and continue on the path to housing stability. As soon as it is safe, we will reopen our play programs.

Help us get a $25,000 matching grant provided by the Robert I. Schattner Foundation and a second $25,000 matching grant provided by Rachel RenĂ©e Russell and Nikki Russell, author and illustrator, respectively, of the #1 New York Times best-selling book series for children, Dork Diaries. All contributions will ensure children like Jordan and Amara continue to get the support they need to build resiliency and reduce the stress of homelessness compounded by this health emergency.

Join our #HelpChildrenRise campaign and get your friends, family, and coworkers involved, too! Create a fundraising page to help support families experiencing homelessness during the pandemic while ensuring safe and fun play spaces where children in shelters can constructively express emotions, solve problems, develop friendships will continue once the crisis has passed. Check out our toolkit with tips on creating your personal fundraising page.

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