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A Seat at The Shepherd's Table

A Seat at The Shepherd's Table

April 07, 2017

Since 1983, the Shepherds Table has been serving their community by providing warm meals to those in need. With the support and dedication of donors and volunteers, the organization has grown and added breakfast, brunch, and lunch to their program.   With over 30 years of commitment to the community, The Shepherds Table have celebrated monumental milestones like serving their 1,000,000th meal in November 2008, serving their first brunch in…

 
Let the Beat Go On this Heart Disease Awareness Month

Let the Beat Go On this Heart Disease Awareness Mo…

January 03, 2017

Along with Valentine’s Day; February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.   Heart disease, which includes Heart Disease, Stroke, and other Cardiovascular Diseases, is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 787,000 people alon…

 
Taking A Stand to Fight Against Diabetes

Taking A Stand to Fight Against Diabetes

October 03, 2016

Observed every November, American Diabetes Month is an important element to focus our nation's attention on the disease and the tens of millions of people affected by it. In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.   Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to giv…

 
Together We Build A Future in the National Capital

Together We Build A Future in the National Capital…

October 03, 2016

Our #agentsofchangemovement strives to positively impact our community, with the engagement of our team and customers, a little can do a lot. Right now, we are supporting the United Way of the National Capital and staying true to our promise! United Way of the National Capital has been uniting diverse partners and bringing together donors, business supporters, non-profits, government and faith-based communities to build a stronger Valley for us …

 
Advocating For Children With Autism

Advocating For Children With Autism

April 01, 2016

The American Autism Association's mission is to help families through their journey as they raise a child with autism. They offer information, support for families, and free of cost recreational programs or workshops for families.  Raising a child with autism can be difficult – whether it be the caretaking itself, or the pressures and misunderstanding from those around you. The American Autism Association seeks to advocate for all who…

 
Helping Heal Hearts

Helping Heal Hearts

February 01, 2016

Cardiovascular disease - including heart, disease, stroke and high blood pressure - is responsible for one out of every three deaths. February is American Heart Awareness Month and we believe that we can make a difference in Silver Spring by advocating and raising awareness of the American Heart Association.The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To i…

 
Sponsoring A Day Of Learning For Local Kids

Sponsoring A Day Of Learning For Local Kids

February 01, 2016

The Sandy Spring Museum is a place where your neighbors, your community, your history and your stories are all brought together. They are an excellent learning resource for our local children. Historically, Sandy Spring is both a village and a hundred square mile neighborhood encompassing many villages. We want to provide all of our local children with the experience of attending the museum and learning more about our history. Most of the mu…

 
iPad for Children with Autism

iPad for Children with Autism

November 30, 2015

Miss Torres is a special education teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade students diagnosed with Autism at the Arcola Elementary School. She does not have her own classroom and she is often found sitting in the hallway, or anywhere that she can find a quiet space to teach her kids.These amazing students are eager to learn, but unfortunately this school is highly impacted by poverty. Miss Torres is always on the move since she does not have a cla…

 
Help The Homeless Spring Back To Work

Help The Homeless Spring Back To Work

August 03, 2015

Shepherd’s Table is a nonprofit organization in downtown Silver Spring, supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individual donors. This organization provides a necessary to those who are homeless.                                 Since 1983, Shepherd’s Table has been a necessary and effec…

 
Van-Go pass disabilities

Van-Go pass disabilities

May 27, 2015

Create Arts Center's Studio Downstairs is a community for the arts, where adults experiencing mental illness can meet in a non-institutional setting to create art that supports their therapeutic needs.   Through structured group therapy and opportunities for museum visits and art shows, Studio members improve social and artistic skills, increase emotional well-being and connect with the larger community. Members meet twice a week for a 3-h…

 
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