“It moved me.” Hassan, from Saudi Arabia, speaking about his volunteer experience at Martha’s Table.
“Volunteering is lifesaving.”
“[Martha’s Table] may be one of the few things that some folks can count on in their life. I’m blessed to be a part of it.”
“I got involved with Martha’s Table because I had to relocate back home from school due to financial problems. The first time I went to volunteer I knew that I had found a family that I would never loose.
“Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect and this is what [Martha’s Table] is all about.”
Martha’s Table has the type of holistic approach to social services that is critical for meeting the needs of families.
One woman who came in [to Martha’s Outfitters] lived in a homeless shelter nearby. She was in the process of preparing for a job interview. We helped her pick out an outfit for her interview, and sent her on her way. A few weeks later, she came back in, not to buy something else, but to tell us that she had gotten the job!
I am very passionate about programs that strive for the betterment of children, and at Martha’s Table I found people who not only share my own ideals, but walk the extra mile to help people in need all over Washington DC.
“Martha’s Table, in general, has taught me a humbling lesson about assisting those who often face overwhelming challenges everyday. “
“What inspires me about Martha’s Table is its mission to support a wide range of people in so many important and varied ways, from essential food, to care and education.”
I always love when I am able to drive McKenna’s Wagon with a group of high school students because their enthusiasm, compassion and dedication is infectious.
“One moment that stands out is when they provided cold water on an extremely hot day and more recently, hot tea on a cold day for passersby. It said a lot about the serving heart of the people at Martha’s Table. It may seem like a small thing, but I think lots of people appreciate that. I love the fact that Martha’s Table is changing the lives of children and the local community.”