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Working at national group, having impact on community

NRF Foundation’s Adam Lukoskie saw need in his D.C. neighborhood, rolled up his sleeves to help day center for homeless women

Lukoskie at shelter
NRF Foundation's Adam Lukoskie at the Bethany Women's Center.

Nov. 30, 2018
By William Ehart

As a vice president of the National Retail Federation’s foundation, Adam Lukoskie deals with many national issues. But he also wants to make an impact closer to his home in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

So for the past 10 years he has volunteered to help the homeless at the Bethany Women’s Center, run by the N Street Village charitable organization. (Oprah Winfrey donated $1 million to the group two years ago.)

On Wednesdays, Lukoskie serves breakfast to 50 to 70 women. The meals can range from cereal and fruit to waffles to eggs and biscuits.

“It’s just around the block from my house and I wanted to get to know my community better very locally,” said Lukoskie, who hails from a small farming town in Wisconsin.