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Community Art Projects Endure Even After Holiday Season Ends

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This Christmas, more than 60 volunteers gathered at Mary's Center in Silver Spring, Md., to give the health clinic a fresh new look.

In 2013, the clinic provided health care, education and social services to 40,000 people, according to Rebecca Diamond, chief development officer of Mary's Center. Now, those patients will find a bright pop of color and walls coated in chalkboard paint to help keep kids busy while waiting.

The volunteers came through the D.C. Jewish Community Center's annual day of service. Sandy Perlstein, a registered nurse who came with her husband, said she plans to volunteer again in the new year.

"Having a health care background and raising three children, this would be ideal for me to offer my services and feel that I'm contributing something that's needed in the community," Perlstein said.

The project was one of more than 60 organized by the DCJCC across the Metro area on Christmas day.

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