“I volunteer with the DC committee of a group called Water For People, our upcoming event will support drinking water and sanitation projects around the world. WFP as a national nonprofit has received stellar ratings in financial management from Charity Navigator 10 years running, and we partner with local governments, citizens, and local businesses to fund these projects.
We’re having a Canoe/Kayak event on Saturday, August 22 to benefit Water For People and the Washington Canoe Club. It’s a lot of fun–your ticket includes paddling in a canoe or kayak, food (straight from the grill), beer, and some great live entertainment, with the return of Aztec Sun.
You can get your tickets on Eventbrite here! There are a limited number of full (boat, food, drink, and music) tickets available. We also have limited (music + food/drink) and children’s tickets available.”
The contractor took the money and ran from a job to fix up the playground outside of our daycare. It is located just one block away from the Petworth metro on Rock Creek Church Rd. and takes care of infants and toddlers up to age 3 or 4. I have attached a photo of the playground in its current state. Below is more information about what happened.”
Sunshine! Running! Playing!
These are what kids love and sadly, an unethical contractor for a playground at Ideal Child Development Center (NAYEC certified) has taken these simple things away from the kids. This contractor started the work, got paid for most of the project, and stopped the work without notice and has not been able to be reached for the last four months.
The estimates from other contractors to take over the playground project is $6,000 over the remaining budget for the playground. We are hoping to raise this amount to finish the playground.
About Us: Ideal has been providing quality childcare for baby and kids for 40 years in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC.
“DC Loud, in collaboration with DC Central Kitchen, present “In Good Spirits: From the Kitchen to the Community,” a fundraiser featuring live music and a silent auction at DC’s brand new distillery One Eight Distilling on August 13, 2015 from 6pm-9pm.
DC Loud is honored to partner with DC Central Kitchen volunteers, students, and staff and commit to a $10,000 fundraising goal to fully finance a student’s enrollment in the Culinary Job Training Program.
In support of DC Loud’s belief that music is an essential ingredient in the recipe for a unified city, local R&B artist Lamont Bagfeel & Hippie Control, and folk group, Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides will perform in the boiler room and tasting halls of one of DC’s first distilleries. With their locally sourced ingredients and commitment to the traditions and history of DC, One Eight Distilling provides the perfect stage for a creative collaboration between local musicians and these thriving nonprofits.
Food and beverages will be provided by One Eight Distilling and Fresh Start Catering.
One of the many many things that make Red Derby one of the best bars in DC year after year after year:
“Sunday August 9th Red Derby in collaboration with #Tecate is throwing a Tiki Party to raise $$$ to outfit the kids at DASH (district alliance for safe housing) with SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the upcoming year.
3pm until the party stops. HULA HOOP, LIMBO and HAWAIIAN SHIRT CONTESTS w/ prizes!!! All proceeds from Tecate and Tiki Punch sales will go directly to the kids at dash!!! Stay tuned for contest schedule and judging criteria. Mark your calendars now!!!”
“Our friend, nightlife guy, and one of the co-owners of Costa Brava in Bloomingdale Doug Brown passed away over the weekend. On Saturday from 5pm – 10pm and on Sunday from 12pm – 5pm Costa Brava in Bloomingdale is doing a memorial for him and donating all the proceeds to the Brown Family. I think there’s a lot of people that liked him and would want to stop by.”
I am writing on behalf of a friend, a woman who spent four years in prison for a non-violent offense and has been tirelessly working to get her life on track and to stand up for other female returning citizens. Time and again she has had doors shut in face, she has been abused by organizations that are supposed to help her and she has struggled to find real support. Within the past few months she has been dealing with a mental heath housing organization, which is now evicting her with no where to go. She is trying to raise money for rent, so that she can safely address her own trauma and start an organization to speak out for others. She started a YouCaring page – and has a blog. Her blog is beautifully written and details the day-to-day struggles of reentry, and the impact of trauma throughout that process.
This is an opportunity to support one person who I believe will have a broader impact on the community of female returning citizens. She is living proof of the housing crisis in DC that we rant about, the failing mental systems and the challenges of reentering society after a period of incarceration.
We were able to fund a cat cafe in hours – can we show the same interest in helping a member of our own community find housing?”