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I get to see the impact really close to home

On a Thursday afternoon, a group of high school students pours into Center City Public Charter School. The students are visiting from Friendship Tech Prep Academy, a neighboring Ward 8 school, to volunteer at Center City’s monthly Joyful Food Market, which they adopted for the school year.

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Life-changing

I first found out about Martha’s Table last summer, when I needed to find a thrift store in my neighborhood to donate some clothes.  It was a wonderful surprise to see that not only did Martha’s Table operate a thrift store, there were also food security programs, child development and education programs.

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Meet Ashley – “I knew I wanted to be a welcoming lead volunteer just like her.”

I have had so many memories and moments at Martha’s Table it’s hard to just pick one. However, if have to say my most memorable moment was the first day I came to volunteer.

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Meet Leon: Martha’s Table Market Volunteer

Leon has been one of our most engaging new neighbor volunteers at The Commons, coming in nearly everyday for months and volunteering at our Martha’s Table Market.

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Meet Yuliya: What made you want to volunteer with Martha’s Table?

I spent five years working at a non-profit agency that provided social services to the low-income community in California.  Being new to DC and now a federal employee, I really missed the sense of community working at a non-profit agency provided and the ability to directly touch the lives of those in need.

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