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SOC Unseen and Unheard Giving Them Strength

Giving Them Strength

Produced by Emily Booth and Alex Morrison.

Martha's Table, a DC community center that runs youth and food programs, explores new ways to help the needy.
"[Student filmmakers] caught the spirit of much of what we do here and we will be able to use their work to help orient new volunteers, to share with donors…to help with fundraising and tell the community who we are and what we do." Watch video

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A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle tells the story of this organization whose mission is simple: to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty. It focuses on the volunteers of all ages that make this organization tick providing furniture, bedding, linen, non-perishable foods and personal items to needy families free of charge, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. (Video)

Friendship Place: Phillip Black
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Mitchell's Story
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Carolyn Darley
In this short profile, Carloyn Darley tells the story of her journey from a home and family, to homelessness, and then to a home of her own, through her own perseverance and the help of a very special organization-- the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place. (Video)

Giving Them Strength
Martha's Table, a DC community center that runs youth and food programs, explores new ways to help the needy. "[Student filmmakers] caught the spirit of much of what we do here and we will be able to use their work to help orient new volunteers, to share with donors…to help with fundraising and tell the community who we are and what we do." (Video)

United Planning Organization: Voices of Opportunity
By Rob Peavey, Kelly Mertens, Rebekah Moore and William Theaker (Video)