On Wednesday July 27th, 2011, Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics visited the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project (HCPP) in Washington, D.C. Jeff who grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland wanted to give back to those less fortunate in the Washington DC Metro Area. The visit started with Jeff reading to the children, followed by some basketball and an intense game of “Knockout.” This event was part of a series of visits that Jeff will make to different charities throughout the summer through his involvement with AFH.
Jeff was happy to spend time with the children and had this to say:“It was a great event. I really enjoyed spending time with the kids. I’m glad I had the opportunity to speak with them about the importance of responsibility and education. They were tremendous, and we had a lot of fun!”
The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project works to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in the District of Columbia. It is well documented that homelessness causes physical, emotional, and developmental harm to children, yet the resources that serve them are shrinking and largely inaccessible. They provide an outlet for creative and physical expression as well as healthy eating options to support the children’s mind and body.