#MyGivingStory – Meet Kola Garber

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer “During the holidays, we tend to focus on materialistic things. What can you get? At the end of the year, it’s important to think beyond what you want and focus on giving back. And it’s not just a one-time ...

Sharing Passion for Mary’s Center in the Workplace

On October 16th, Mary’s Center held its 2020 Vision Virtual Gala, raising over $460,000 to help under-resourced communities in the region reclaim health, hope, and opportunity.  Leading up to the Gala, supporters created their own peer-to-peer ca...

Bringing Mary’s Center to Your Home: Meet Your Gala Co-Chairs

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer Passionate, invested, energetic, caring, and the list goes on when describing the commitment Brandon Clay, Director at Tiffany & Co, and Wayne Fortune, Vice President and Senior Client Advisor Wealth Ma...

Giving During a Pandemic: Meet Trudi Davis

By Paige Warner, Donor Relations Associate   Trudi Davis, a freelance writer and longtime Adams Morgan resident, was familiar with Mary’s Center’s work. But as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, she developed a new l...

Amazon: The New Way to Give Back

Since March, the pandemic has turned our world upside down in many ways, causing panic and uncertainty. Items that many of us took for granted, like toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies, were suddenly in high demand. These cri...

Mary’s Center is Family: Meet Cynthia

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer & Paige Warner, Donor Relations Associate When Cynthia Avazpour first encountered Mary’s Center 10 years ago, working as a consultant to help federally qualified health centers improve their billing systems...

A Daughter’s Determination

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer “The new Melhek that goes to college wants to take her degree and build healthier communities back in Ethiopia. That’s my goal – to take Mary’s Center’s model and change lives in my homeland. I want to e...

PPE Donation Protects Mary’s Center Staff and Participants

During the current pandemic, Mary’s Center, like other health clinics, has encountered numerous challenges to obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our staff and participants from the spread of the virus in our clinics, includ...

Stories from the Front Line: COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health

Uneasy. Anxious. Fearful. Many of us feel these emotions daily from the constant updates on COVID-19 cases, unemployment claims, and even deaths. But what keeps us strong and united are the stories of courage, care, and strength. Stories from our...

Standing with Our Community

By Antonio Caro, Development OfficerLike you, we’ve been trying to make sense of these difficult times. Having to make extreme adjustments in our lives and priorities is no easy task – especially for people who are unemployed, uninsured, and unfa...