“PUT YOUR OLD BIKE or SEWING MACHINE TO GOOD USE
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Help someone get to work, school and health services.
Bikes for the World (www.bikesfortheworld.org) will be collecting used bicycles and sewing machines at both locations of Annie’s Ace Hardware (www.annieshardware.com). Bikes for the World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity which recondition the bicycles and distribute them to people who need them to get to work, school, and health services.
A $10 per bike donation is suggested to defray a share of the cost of shipping to overseas charity partners, A receipt will be provided for all material and cash donations. Checks accepted.
“Join D.C. United and Head Coach Ben Olsen at Flywheel’s Dupont studio for a charity ride on Saturday, May 7 at 5:00 PM benefitting United’s charity partner, DC SCORES.
Flywheel is a state-of-the-art, indoor stadium cycling class that’s suitable for all fitness levels. Participants engage in a 45-minute ride packed with high-energy music in an atmosphere that’s all-inclusive and fun. Flywheel provides bike shoes and towels; all you need to bring is a water bottle.
Event Details: Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 5:00 PM (please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get set up)
Location: Flywheel Dupont (1927 Florida Ave NW)
Front Row seating – $50
Second Row seating – $40
Third Row seating – $35
Fourth and Fifth Row seating – $30
Participants also have the chance to compete for tickets to an upcoming D.C. United home match along with signed memorabilia.
All proceeds from the charity ride will benefit DC SCORES, a non-profit organization whose mission D.C. United shares: to improve the physical fitness and confidence of low-income children while advancing literacy, increasing school engagement and deepening their connections to their communities.”
“I wanted to keep you updated on our progress over the last month or two. So far we have raised about $35,000 of the $50,000 needed for American University to start a permanent endowment. Once we hit the $50,000 goal, AU will begin providing grants to student and faculty to research ways to make DC a healthier, cleaner, and safer place! These donations have been gathered from an array of family, friends, nonprofits, local and national businesses.
We have a third fundraiser planned at Tenley Bar and Grill on April 26th from 6-10pm [4611 41st Street, NW]. The Facebook event is here. Our goal is to raise a few thousand more dollars at this event and awareness about the fund. Fifteen dollar donation at the door gets the participant happy hour deals all night.”
“It’s that time again. Come celebrate the kickoff of the 2016 market season with our annual silent auction fundraiser. Join us Monday, April 25th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for a fun night for a great cause at Chez Billy! We have the whole place to ourselves. (more…)
“Hey Norm! If you could spend $100 to raise $15,000 for Bread for The City would you do it? I would! I’d dig up my grandpa’s tux or my old prom dress and crush hot dogs like Kobayashi! On April 14th Ivy and Coney (1537 7th St, NW) gets fancy for charity and so can you! For a single crisp Benjamin you get all you can eat and drink from 7 – 11pm while supporting a great cause. Because where else can you throw back Strohs and toss peanut shells on the floor in an evening gown? Even better, you get to do all this on our brand new roof deck! No worries if you don’t have your own formal wear, a super fancy tuxedo t-shirt is included in the price! To help Bread for the City in their mission to fight poverty by providing food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, Ivy and Coney will donate 100% of event proceeds as well as 100% of tips to charity. We are also teaming up with Goose Island, Pernod Ricard, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller-Coors, Cogito Ergo Saute and others for some great silent auction items.
Grab ticketshere while they last! If you cannot make the event but would still like to support Bread for the City or learn more about their mission, please visit them here.”
My good friend, Aaron McCloud, has been diagnosed with cancer. He was bothered by a persistent sore throat and finally went to see the doctor. Tests revealed that he had throat cancer that has metastasized into cancer in his back.
He is in Ann Arbor, Michigan where his mother lives, receiving treatment at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Chef Aaron McCloud was most recently the executive chef at Clyde’s Willow Creek farm. Prior to that he made his mark on the DC dining scene as the innovative chef behind Cedar’s menu. You’ll recall that he created Cedar’s wild game menu. He was most creative as he shopped the Thursday FreshFarm Market’s Penn Quarter market and took his purchases back to the restaurant to create that evening’s dinner menu.
He was also the executive chef at the Inn at Perry Cabin and for The Vintage Restaurant Group.
Aaron became a chef in the most unlikely way – he was a child prodigy violinist who began performing at age four. One of his teenage jobs was as a violinist at the popular Michigan seafood restaurant. He liked what he saw and he asked the owner if he could work in the kitchen. He says the owner replied “What? You’re the kid who shows up in a suit and plays the violin.” But Aaron prevailed and took a job as a dishwasher. He told me that he would come home reeking of fish and never happier in his life. He convinced the chef to train him on the prep line. His big break came one Sunday when the brunch omelet maker didn’t show up for work. The chef said “Okay kid, you’re on”. And he never stopped cooking after that.
Those of us who know Aaron are devastated. But he’s young (37) and strong and we are confident he’ll fight this thing.”
“Charity Off The Hook (COTH) is pleased to announce its sixth annual fundraiser will be held at the new ‘The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse’ on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6-10 p.m. The seafood-centric celebration raises money for several noteworthy charities in the region for a night of incredible seafood and drink prepared by top chefs in the Washington, D.C. area.
Our neighbors in Shaw lost their beautiful baby girl Kandi last year. Another neighbor has started a page to raise funds to help her mother and grandmother cover her medical and funeral expenses (Kandi spent most of her 6 short months on earth in the hospital, surrounded by loving family).
“Angela and her daughter Tyelynn are our neighbors, and they have been members of the Marion St. community for over 20 years. They are amazing neighbors who are always quick to bring over food, share a smile, and make you feel good. We would like to help them in their time of need.
Tyelynn gave birth to Kandi in June 2015. Unfortunately, Kandi suffered from a prenatal condition and had to remain in neonatal intensive care unit for months. Although Kandi spent the majority of her life in the hospital, her mother and her grandmother Angela visited her constantly and showered her with love. Sadly, Kandi passed away in December leaving Tyelynn and Angela devastated.
The money raised from this fundraiser will go toward helping Angela and Tyelynn pay for Kandi’s medical and funeral expenses. Please considering helping them in any way you can.”