I'm from DC - born and raised, and returned home a year ago. Though it looks much much different, I can still remember growing up here, and what continues to bring me back are the people - people like you and the rest of the Thrive crew who have hearts of gold.
Dear Thrive DC, You guys are awesome. Thanks for letting us crazy kids volunteer. It touched our hearts to help others. I loved every bit of it. Keep up the hard work.