From a press release:
Today, Tuesday, May 21st, twelve Adams Morgan restaurants will serve savory and sweet tastes during a culinary neighborhood tour called Taste of Adams Morgan. All proceeds of the event will be donated to Mary’s Center, a community health center founded and headquartered in Adams Morgan.
Taste destinations include: Meskerem, Mellow Mushroom, Rumba Café, La Fourchette, Madam’s Organ, Bardia’s New Orleans Café, Bossa Bistro, Chief Ike’s, Madam’s Organ, El Tamarindo, Millie & Al’s, Town Tavern, Pi Pizzeria.
“We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to support Mary’s Center in its twenty-fifth year of operation,” said Sefika Kurt, proprietor of A Little Shop of Flowers. “Mary’s Center precedes nearly all of the restaurants participating in this event. It is an anchor in this community, and we’re grateful for the high-caliber services it offers.”
To participate in Taste of Adams Morgan, purchase four ($20) or seven ($30) taste tickets today at A Little Shop of Flowers (2421 18th Street), Toro Mata (2410 18th Street), or Wise Owl Club (2010 18th Street). Those who already bought tickets online can pick them up at A Little Shop of Flowers between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Each ticket may be redeemed for one pre-fix savory or sweet “taste” at participating restaurants.
The event will take place from 4:30-8:00pm.
Photo via Sprinkles
From an email:
Sprinkles Georgetown (3015 M Street, NW) will be selling Red Cross Red Velvet cupcakes all day tomorrow (5/22) with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Red Cross’ Oklahoma chapters to help with tornado relief efforts.
From an email:
DC Vote and the DC Budget Freedom Committee take their series of Budget Freedom Happy Hours to CAUSE (1926 9th Street, NW) The Philanthropub on U Street,Thursday, April 11 from 5:00 – 8:00PM. DC United Coach Ben Olsen will host the event to show his support for the budget autonomy referendum.
2606 Georgia Avenue, NW
About a month ago we learned Pleasant Plains Workshop would be expanding into the former Soul Vegetarian space at 2606 Georgia Avenue, NW. They’re about half way towards their goal of raising $10,000:
Pleasant Plains Workshop is a shared studio space, classroom, gallery and retail outlet for local artists in Washington, DC. It was founded in 2010 by DC-based artist, Kristina Bilonick. In January of 2013, the Workshop took on the building adjacent to its existing location. Over the next few months, they will be building a state-of-the art screen printing studio so that they can provide space for more artists to work, and present more exhibitions and classes to the community. The workshop’s current location will become solely the retail and gallery component offering goods created by resident artists and other local artists and artisans.
Since its opening, the space has quickly become a hub of the neighborhood- offering 6 art exhibitions a year, a variety of programs and classes, and wide variety of handmade items by dc artists and artisans. Almost everyone who visits the space goes on to become a regular at PPW gatherings and events.
With the funds raised on this platform, we will be able to take our Workshop to the next level, offering more opportnities for local artists, and more exhibitions and programs that our community can come by and enjoy!
You can donate here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
From an email:
I’m reaching out today about Tuesday’s National Pancake Day. All day at area IHOPs diners will receive a free short stack of pancakes. In lieu of payment, guests have the opportunity to make a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Free pancakes – help cancer patients. It’s a win-win really. I’m hoping you’ll let PoPville know about the promotion. Last year in the DC Metro Area National Pancake Day raised $185,000 for LLS, and this year the 72 local stores have set a goal of $220,000.
IHOP is located on the 1400 block of Irving St, NW in DC USA
Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish
The Northwest Center is an organization serving mothers and children in need in Washington, DC, and have been in operation since 1981. These women are usually neglected and abandoned at the most vulnerable time – when they are pregnant, or have recently given birth. The Northwest Center provides them assistance and support, and also provide housing in their Maternity Home for those most in need.
While we have had unseasonably warm weather, as you know, the temperatures have dropped down and started snowing. Over the weekend, one of the two boilers the Center and Maternity Home use for heat broke. It is over 30 years old, and it is damaged beyond repair. It will cost them over $10,000 to get the new heating system they need. They do not have enough money to fix their heat.
Please help. They are in desperate need to keep the moms and babies warm! No amount is too small. If you cannot make a donation, please just say a prayer (or some equivalent) that they can get the funding they need. The Northwest Center relies solely on the generosity of others.
To donate via PayPal go here.
I am happy to provide more information about the organization – I just wanted to spread the word to help those in need. The director of communications can be reached at: kristen(at)northwestcenter.net
My name is Andrew Gaeckle. Two years ago, Jan 29th, 2011 I was mugged and shot outside my house in NW Washington DC.
To this day I am so thankful to have made a full recovery and continue to live life to the fullest. Each year in a a celebration of life I host an annual party call “Attacking Gaeck is Wack”. A pun on my last name. Last year was a big hit with 120+ attendees. This year for 2.0 I’m hoping to have another great turn out particularly, because following Gabrielle Gifford’s launch of the American’s for Responsible Solutions PAC I was inspired to make a difference and be part of this meaningful discussion.
Though different in magnitude, Rep. Gabby Giffords and I each approach our two year anniversary (Jan 2011) and the personal experience of horrific gun violence. Gabby Giffords continues to be a tremendous inspiration in my life because of her willingness to make a difference, her joy for life and courage through unimaginable hardship.
I launched a fundraising campaign in support of Americans for Responsible Solutions. We raised $2,600+ over the past few days and over the coming weeks and months I hope to raise $12,911 representing the day I was shot 1/29/11 and to help bring awareness and leadership to these issues that call for shared responsibly:
to ensure the safety of the guns we may own
the call for action to address mental illness and assist those suffering
responsible changes to gun laws, and
the comfort compassion and love for all those who we encounter.
Attacking Gaeck is Wack 2.0 will be held at Grand Central in Adams Morgan Saturday Feb 2nd at 9pm (2447 18th St NW.) Following that event I will be working friend and colleague, and other organizations across DC like Project DC, OneRaceOnePlace (OROP) and others to reach my goal of $12,911.
From an email:
Adam Sobel is teaming up with a number of the city’s chefs including Scott Drewno, Nick Stefanelli, Mike Isabella, Haidar Karoum and Chris Ford to raise money for the family of a boy who is fighting a severe spinal injury and is paralyzed from the waist down. Nick Balenger is only 17 and he’s the son of the Director of Training at Four Seasons, DC. Bourbon Steak and the Four Seasons team want to do anything they can to help the Balenger family with the costs of Nick’s treatment.
The dinner will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 6pm and tickets are priced at $200 per person.
I’ve included all the details of the dinner in this link.
100% of the proceeds from this dinner will go to Nick’s family.
From a DCJCC press release:
Getting into the holiday spirit isn’t only about buying gifts; it’s also about giving back. The Washington DC Jewish Community Center will host its 26th annual D25 Day of Service event on December 25 offering people of all faiths a chance to take part in a day of volunteering with 50 local social service agencies across the area. One thousand volunteers are expected to participate in projects that will affect more than 10,000 people.
Teams of volunteers, supplied with gifts, desserts, games and crafts (organized by the DCJCC), go to one of more than 50 social service agencies in the DC Metropolitan Area. Groups may participate in projects such as throwing a holiday party for families in need or serving a meal at a local food shelter. Senior homes often ask volunteers to run a game of bingo, visit with the residents or serve lunch. Some DCJCC volunteers will deliver gifts and food packages to homeless residents. Volunteers will also paint community spaces that need brightening. In addition, there will be projects based at the DCJCC for volunteers who do not wish to travel and lots of family-friendly options.
The projects, all lasting from 2-4 hours, begin at staggered times during the day and range from dawn, mid-morning or early afternoon. Volunteers can pick a project that will fit in with their interests and schedule. The DCJCC will also hold a blood drive during the day for volunteers who would like to give either before or after their service projects.
Registration for D25 is $18, plus a $2 service charge to cover credit card fees. The registration helps cover the cost of supplies for all projects such as paint, food, gifts, and other materials needed to serve thousands of people in need on Christmas Day. A number of complimentary slots are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. If the program fee of $18 is an impediment to your participation, please contact the DCJCC to inquire about arrangements.
Volunteers can sign up online at www.washingtondcjcc.org/d25. The DCJCC offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year to help revitalize area homeless shelters, prepare food for the homeless, donate blood and participate in other projects that serve area residents in need.
Solly’s U St Tavern
1942 11th Street Northwest
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
8:00pm – 10:00pm | FREE!
Get your trivia team together for a battle to win the Solly’s Pub Quiz Wednesday at Solly’s U Street Tavern. 10% of bar proceeds will benefit The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center.
[SSC is named for Tom Sullivan, a Silver Spring native, Marine, and Iraq War veteran, who died at age 30 in 2009 after suffering acute health complications that began during his deployment and worsened upon his return. Despite care from dozens of specialists and several years of treatment his health problems were never fully explained. Tom's postmortem examination uncovered evidence of widespread organ and cardiovascular degeneration that were not detected during his life using general diagnostic procedures.
After his death, Tom's family learned that a significant number of veterans return from war with similar emerging medical problems and founded the Center in his memory as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health outcomes for veterans with post-deployment health concerns.]
Grand prize for the Pub Quiz winning team is $50 to their tab!!! There will also be a drawing a one-year membership in Capital Bikeshare (and one other special prize); ticket sales for the drawing benefit the Sergeant Sullivan Center. Come join us!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Holiday Helpings, but it’s our annual push to provide 9,000 low income DC residents with the ingredients they need to have a holiday meal in the sanctity of their own homes. So far, we’ve distributed over 4,100 Holiday Helpings meals, and we expect to reach our goal by the end of the campaign on December 24th.
Holiday Helpings is a longstanding annual tradition at Bread for the City. From the start of November right up through the end of the year, we provide a turkey and all the trimmings to struggling families throughout Washington, DC.
This holiday season, our goal is to make the holidays happen for 9,000 residents. It costs just $29 to provide a plentiful and healthful holiday feast to a family of four.
More info here:
Roti’s Union Station location
From an email:
This Thursday, November 8, all Roti Mediterranean Grill locations in the Washington D.C. area are offering free dinner in exchange for a donation of any size to the American Red Cross for ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
When: Thursday, November 8th
Where: All Washington D.C. stores
Time: 6pm-8pm (4pm-6pm at L’Enfant)
Well first the lunatics at Boundary Stone convinced me to shave my head for charity and now they’re making me grow a moustache for the movember charity. I’m terrified of what they will ask me to do next. But these are great causes so I hope you’ll consider donating if you are able. Every dollar helps. Just click the Donate to Me tab under the frog logo. Thanks everyone! And of course I promise to share a photo of my moustache that I can only dream will look as cool as the one above.
Two employees from Penn Social were hit by a drunk driver on Georgia Avenue 10/3. They are in pretty bad shape and are looking at spending the next 6 months in the burn unit. Penn Social (801 E Street, NW) is having a fundraiser for them on Sunday.”
From an email:
On Monday, Aug 20, several restaurants around the country will donate ALL proceeds from the sale of lemonade (and, in some cases, spiked lemonade drinks & lemonade-inspired desserts), to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), which raises money to fight childhood cancer (more details below).
Hill Country Barbecue and Carmine’s will go head to head in a STAND-OFF ON 7th STREET on Monday from 11 AM to 4 PM with dualing lemonade stands in front of each restaurant. Both locations will be serving $1 lemonades with all sales going to ALSF.
The following local restaurants are confirmed to participate in the multi-city fundraiser on Monday:
Hill Country Barbecue Market (410 7th Street, NW)
In addition to the lemonade stand detailed above, which will offer Classic, Strawberry and Blueberry Lemonade for $1 each on the street, HCDC will be selling all three variations of lemonade inside the restaurant all day in their signature mason jars ($2.50/16 oz; $4/32 oz), as well as Tito’s-Spiked Lemonade for $6. 100% of all lemonade sales sold throughout the day on Monday (11 AM – 11 PM) will go to ALSF. Please note: Both Hill Country Hospitality locations in NYC (Hill Country Barbecue and Hill Country Chicken) will be doing similar fundraisers for ALSF on Monday.
Carmine’s (425 7th Street, NW)
Carmine’s DC on 7th Street NW, will be running a lemonade stand outside of their restaurant with $1 lemonade for the cause from 11 AM to 4 PM. In addition, Louis Lemonade (an adult beverage for $5) will be available inside from 11 AM to 7 PM.
Rosa Mexicano (All 3 DC-area locations – 575 7th Street, NW, 5225 Wisconsin Ave, NW, and National Harbor)
Inspired by their ongoing partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Rosa Mexicano pastry chef Jai Kendall has crafted the Gelatina de Limonada (Lemonade Jello): Horchata-lemonade “jello”, meyer lemon-basil marmalade with raspberry-rose granita ($8.50). The sweet and refreshing flan-like treat “tastes like a creamy raspberry lemonade,” and will be available for the month of August, including National Lemonade Day. (Photo available upon request) www.rosamexicano.com (Available at all Rosa Mexicano restaurants; cities include NYC, LA, Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, Washington DC)
Granville Moore’s (1238 H Street, NE)
Granville Moore’s will be making a special batch of refreshing lemonade on Monday ($3 each), as well as donate all proceeds from the sale of GM’s Lemonade Cocktail, which is a blend of lemonade, bourbon, ginger beer and mint ($7 each). Both drinks will be available throughout the dinner service starting at 5 PM.
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