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The Holiday Season at Martha’s Table

12.23.2009

The Holiday Season is a very special time of year at Martha’s Table. The community is focused on helping those in need over the holidays. Even in these rough economic times, we have had an overwhelming amount of support with people contacting us to volunteer and donate in unique ways.
Local neighbors and businesses have helped in many different ways this year and holiday season. 1000’s of volunteers have volunteered their time. Staff from PricewaterhouseCoopers volunteer at Martha’s Table every Thursday and really helped out during our Winter Holiday Community Dinner and Pantry Thursday’s this year. Many individuals have energized their offices to coordinate food drives for Martha’s Table’s emergency food services. Schools and churches have been collecting hats, gloves, scarves and coats for our clothing distribution center, Martha’s Outfitters. Many families are volunteering in their homes by making peanut butter & jelly sandwiches or meat & cheese sandwiches and bringing them into Martha’s Table.

Our Children’s programs are also celebrating this holiday season. Just last night they performed a play, Christmas Around the World, for their Christmas Pageant.

Recently, Office of Human Resources Management, Benefits, Medical and Worklife Division came to Martha’s Table with gifts for all the children in our Daycare program. Pictured above, the children are having an early Christmas thanks to all the generous staff.

The Washington Post put out an article today, highlighting corporations that stepped up to help the neediest in a rough 2009. Note the photo: a longtime volunteer, Linda, sorts linens in Martha’s Outfitters.
The Washington Post

We thank everyone who has participated in helping the community this year. Even though so many have generously donated we still need help. We are always in need of non-perishable food items. There is a list posted on our website in the wishlist section. wwwmarthastable.org

We are also in need of volunteer drivers for McKenna’s Wagon. Every evening, McKenna’s Wagon rolls out to 3 different locations around DC. We could not do this without the help of our dedicated volunteer drivers. Drivers must make a 6 month commitment and have a valid drivers license. The vans leave at 5pm and return around 6:30.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver, please contact:
Kimberly Lyons
Development and Volunteer Manager
Martha’s Table
202.328.6608 x 232
klyons@marthastable.org