a wider circle

January 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Poverty Awareness Month (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Craig Rice joined leaders of many groups that work to help the County’s less fortunate residents on Jan. 19 to recognize “Poverty in America Awareness Month.” Statistically, Montgomery is one of the most affluent jurisdictions in the country, but there is a less visible population as seven […]

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August 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Moving Company Pitches in to Help Nonprofit (PHOTO)

The summer is always a busy time of the year for local moving companies but when the founder of A Wider Circle called Metropolitan Moving and Storage to ask for help with moving some donations the moving company did not hesitate to respond. Mark Bergel, is the founder and executive director of A Wider Circle, […]

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May 13, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Pam Holland, Erin Fiaschetti and Michael Rosenthal of A Wider Circle; Councilmember Roger Berliner; A Wider Circle founder Mark Bergel; Council Vice President George Leventhal; Chanel Giles and Pam Feinstein of A Wider Circle.

Council Recognizes ‘A Wider Circle’ (Photos)

A Wider Circle, the Silver Spring-based organization whose mission for the past 12 years has been to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty, was recognized May 13 by the Montgomery County Council for its outstanding service. A Wider Circle helps through educational programs and by providing urgently needed home furnishings.

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April 4, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of attendees at the national conference on poverty

National Conference to End Poverty (Video)

Montgomery County leaders recently gathered in Silver Spring for a national conference to end poverty. CCM’s Lorna Virgili has the story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 28, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

National Conference on Poverty to be Held in Silver Spring

Local, national and global leaders engaged in efforts to end poverty will share their efforts and approaches during the National Conference on Ending Poverty on March 29. The conference is sponsored by A Wider Circle in collaboration with Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

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January 17, 2014 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Gives Back

Gaithersburg’s Holiday Giving Program wrapped up the 2013 December season with a record number of families served– more than 900 households and 1,700 children. Referrals were made to the program through nonprofits and schools via a countywide system coordinated by A Wider Circle, Inc. Thanks to the generosity and strong partnership between the city of […]

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October 11, 2013 | Sonya Burke

A Cycle of Service (Video)

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County recently held its partnerships meeting at MCM’s studios. The discussion was entitled, ” A Cycle of Service.” Take a look: For more info about the CVC-MC, visit its website at https://cvc-mc.org./

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September 27, 2013 | Staff Writer

Cycle of Service in Montgomery County (Video)

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County recently hosted a partnerships discussion titled “The Cycle of Service.” Sonya Burke has the story in this video. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Visit Montgomery Serves for more information on how you can make a difference through volunteerism.

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February 10, 2013 | Staff Writer

Snap the Silence Wrap Up (Photos & Videos)

UPDATED Residents, non-profit providers, community activists and elected leaders gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Building on the eve of Feb. 8 to discuss their work week living on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) $5 per day food budget. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. As noted in the above video, it was Montgomery County Councilmember […]

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