There are hundreds of children living at the DC General’s Homeless Shelter, and many of them attend schools on Capitol Hill. The Playtime Project has organized a Back-to-School Drive to provide support for these children as they start the school year. As you shop for school supplies and clothes for your children, please consider purchasing extras to donate to this Back-to-School Drive. Many people have already generously donated, but the need is still great. Backpacks are particularly needed as are school supplies and uniforms.
Uniforms: Homeless Children’s Playtime Project says that “School uniforms will become an urgent need almost as soon as the school year begins. There are over 500 children living at DC General without easy access to laundry facilities. The closest laundromat is nearly 1 mile from the shelter. When children don’t have enough uniforms to get them through the week, they’re often forced to attend school with a dirty and wrinkled uniform. Help us spread the word about this wish list:” http://amzn.com/w/SGKH8FLM7WFU