WASHINGTON, DC (11/9/2014) – Potomac Pilates, the premier Washington, DC-based Pilates studio, catering to reformer fanatics in the Greater DC area, announces its first canned food drive to collect Thanksgiving meal items for Martha’s Table, a local organization that provides healthy food, affordable clothing and quality education to DC residents in need.
Clients of the DC reformer Pilates studios can donate canned good items to all three studio locations at Potomac, The Shops at Wisconsin Place and The Palisades Monday, November 17- Saturday, November 22.
Every year, Martha’s Table receives thousands of quality food donations from supporters, and this year, Potomac Pilates’ DC, Maryland and Virginia clients can help by donating holiday food staples, including canned cream of mushroom soup, canned pumpkin puree and pie filling, evaporated milk, canned cranberry sauce, canned gravy, and canned vegetables.
Each can donated will earn clients one entry into Potomac Pilates’ studio-wide raffle, with prizes including one free month of unlimited Pilates classes (a $320 value, and just in time to offset those holiday meals by boosting your workout regimen!). Other prizes for the raffle include donations from Heartwing Photography, Tabandeh, Salon Jean, Vylet Collections and Molly’s Bakeovers. The raffle will run through the duration of the collection period, and there is no limit to how many items clients can donate.
The number of men, women and families Martha’s Table serves doubles during the cold winter months and holiday season. Potomac Pilates’ canned goods collection will help support various food programs through Martha’s Table, including the community Harvest Dinner.
This year, Martha’s Table will host the community Harvest Dinner on Sunday, November 23, and transform the center into a sit-down restaurant for Martha’s Table families, staff, volunteers, and community neighbors to enjoy a delicious holiday meal. In addition, each family in need will receive a grocery bag filled with holiday meal essentials, and more holiday meals will be distributed as carryout through the McKenna’s Wagon food distribution program after the dinner.
The organization anticipates giving out more than 1,200 holiday grocery bags this year. For more information about food donation and volunteer opportunities at Martha’s Table, please visit www.marthastable.org.
About Potomac Pilates: The mission of Potomac Pilates is to provide an upscale fitness experience combined with an intimate, inspiring, and accessible way of instructing Pilates in DC and surrounding areas. To nurture and tone every client's mind and body one breath, one exercise, one Pilates class at a time. www.PotomacPilates.net.
Written by Danielle Bolger