Friday, October 23, 2009


2009 Martha's Table Daycare Mini-Walk

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thanks Seth!

At the tail end of the summer Seth Rubin came to Martha's Table a took some fantastic photos of the children in our Daycare and After-School Elementary Program. He was gracious enough to create a slide show and share all of his photos with us. Please visit Shrubin Photography a check out Seth's photos.

Follow the link below and enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sheets and Stuff for Squirts!

Martha's Table has been lucky to have the assistance of a new volunteer this past summer. Erin Norcross completed the requirements of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project with Martha's Table.

Erin provided valuable service to the Martha’s Table Child Development Center. She organized a group of volunteers to help her sew much-needed sheets for a new classroom in our Center. These sheets would have cost Martha’s Table hundreds of dollars, and the staff of our Child Development Center commented that the sheets made by Erin and her volunteers fit the cots better, and looked nicer than the other (professionally made and ordered) sheets!

Erin also organized a very successful drive for arts and crafts supplies and reading materials, and donated many wonderful books and art supplies to the classrooms.

Today, Erin was volunteering in the Child Development Center to see the fruits of her labor. She worked with Classroom A as they learned all about the parts of the trees outsides - the branches, the roots, the leaves, and the bark - of course getting their hands-on experience outdoors with the dirt. The above picture is Erin (on the left), along with some kids in Classroom A, and Miss. Camilla.

Thanks for all your help, Erin!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


The summer C.O.O.L Kickball season ended with a little recognition. Please click on the NonProfit Times link below and read how kickball boosts the morale of non-profits in these hard economic times.

GO Martha's Table TERMINATORS!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

President of Martha's Table receives exciting award.

Lindsey Buss, President of Martha’s Table, Receives 2009 Exponent Award

Martha’s Table is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Lindsey Buss, has been chosen by the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation as a recipient of the Foundation’s 2009 Exponent Award, which includes a $100,000 grant to be used for leadership development at Martha's Table.

The Exponent Award was created to support and sustain the most capable nonprofit leaders in the Greater Washington region. In addition to entrepreneurial leadership, the Foundation considered each nominee’s success at increasing the impact of their organization’s work, instituting sound financial management and serving as a collaborative community leader.

“We are delighted that Lindsey is receiving this great honor,” says Cathy Sulzberger, Martha’s Table Board Chair. “Lindsey has been extremely effective in increasing Martha’s Table’s capacity to help the many homeless and low-income people it serves by ensuring that the infrastructure was in place to provide a range of programs of a very high quality. These include a nationally accredited after-school program, a food program that ensures that fresh fruits and vegetables are distributed to those who need them most, and a popular thrift store that distributes free and low cost clothing to thousands in the community each year.” Sulzberger continues, “Lindsey also expanded the reach and scope of Martha’s Table’s work by developing partnerships with 80 other non-profits by providing them with food and clothing necessary to help them fulfill their missions.”

Upon learning that he was receiving a 2009 Exponent award, Mr. Buss said “I share this honor with all of the members of the amazing community that exists at Martha’s Table. Our resilient children, youth and families, our resourceful staff, our energetic volunteers, our creative partners, and all of our dedicated supporters combine to create opportunities and generate success on a daily basis. Their commitment and the results they collectively achieve are an inspiration.”

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