juice joint popville
1025 Vermont Ave, NW just north of K St

“Dear PoPville,

I just ran into a former employee in front of the Juice Joint and he told me what had happened.”

From GoFundMe:


“Hi friends!! I’m reaching out for your support.

As many of you may know, I closed my business, Juice Joint Cafe, this past October after 21 years in business. Unfortunately, between declining sales and my health issues, I was unable to sustain the business, which leads me to why I need your support now.

In early March, 2016 i noticed a small lump in my neck. Not having the insurance, time and money to properly evaluate my condition, I just ignored it. (more…)


From an email:

“Join A Free Hand Co. in the newly redesigned A Creative DC: Brookland space for WOMEN + DENIM: a fundraising shopping party and jeans drive! Local artists and retailers will be selling products ranging from all-natural skincare (Be Clean), to clothing and accessories (Kaleidos and Mallory Shelter Jewelry) to home goods and paper products (Elizabeth Graeber and Painted Palettes). We’ll have sparkling wine on hand and plenty of ~GOOD VIBES~ as we support DC women. (more…)

Photo by Hugh Clarke

It’s that time of year again – I don’t like to bother you guys with my personal projects but this is an important one and it’s a fight I’m sure you can again get behind. I have an ambitious total of $1500 that I’d like to raise this year so any little bit you can give will help get to that goal. If you’re able please give whatever you can and like previous years – anyone who gives $10 or more will get a free PoPville shirt that you can pick up at the shaving event. It’s at Boundary Stone again (116 Rhode Island Ave NW) March 12th at 3pm. You can donate to my page here and I’ll bring a bunch of shirts (both old and new) for those who gave. Thanks for your generosity it means a lot to me and it means the world to the children you’ll be helping out.

Pinkie recovering via gofundme

Thanks to a reader for passing on this fundraising page for Pinkie’s Medical Expenses:

“On January 25, 2017 the 60 year old owner of Jam Doung Style Jamaican Cuisine Restaurant was shot four times after closing up for the night.

After a very long day of work—7am to 9:30pm— Jam Doung’s owner, affectionately known as Pinkie by family and friends, and two of her employees began walking to their cars, making jokes and laughing, which is common for the group. They then noticed a masked man approaching them. The masked man focused all of his attention on Pinkie, pointing the gun in her face and commanding her to give him her purse.

What happened next did not shock anyone other than the gunman and his accomplice that was standing as look out. Pinkie freed her hands of the food she was carrying home, and then grabbed the muzzle of the gun that was being pointed at her. Pinkie and the gunman struggled with the gun for what seemed like forever. Then the gunman shot Pinkie in her right wrist. But Pinkie continued to fight until she was able to pull the mask off of her attacker. Pinkie was, however, shocked to realize that her attacker was someone that she knew. (more…)

via Miriam’s Kitchen: “We received 970 Metro cards after the Inauguration and the Women’s March. One of them is helping Tesfay get to his next doctor’s appointment.”

Thanks to Ashley Lusk (who’s original tweet mentioning the idea went viral) for the update from Miriam’s Kitchen:

“After the Inauguration and the Women’s March, we asked people to donate unneeded Metro cards to us so that we could help guests get to critical appointments. We were absolutely amazed by the response. You helped share the post so that it reached more than 795,000 people. To date, we have received 970 Metro cards from as far away as Hawaii, California, Montana, Oregon, and Texas. Additionally, many donors included warm messages of hope as well as additional support.

We have been so touched by the sense of community and good will that people across the nation have shown to our guests and our efforts to end long-term homelessness in our nation’s capital. Tesfay Yegzaw is an MK guest who recently lost his job and has limited funds. Your kindness has helped him get to his next doctor’s appointment. Thank you so much.”

I may have overestimated a bit but this is simply awesome. If you would like to donate to Miriam’s Kitchen you can always do so here.


From an email:

“Next Thursday (2/2) Grassroots Comedy DC will be hosting a Super Spectacular Comedy Show with DC comedian Tony Woods. All of the profits will go towards supporting La Clinica del Pueblo, a non-profit organization in Columbia Heights that provides health care services to immigrants and Latinos in DC. It will be a great night of comedy for a great cause!

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7:30 pm

Where: Bier Baron Tavern at 1523 22nd St NW

Tickets: $10

Link for tickets.

Facebook Event Page.”


house fire fund
via gofundme

A reader sends this sad note from GoFundMe:

“Karllito, a beloved friend, neighbor and dogwalker, and his two kids recently lost everything in a house fire.

They need to replace their personal effects, buy clothes, toys, books and get their lives back on track.

The dogs in this picture are just a fraction of everyone in the community that love Karllito and his kids.

Karllito is a a single dad of two and a Navy veteran who lives in the H Street Corridor. His daughter wants to be a veterinarian and thus they have opened their home to fostering & adopting many pets to nurture her love for animals.

Karllito and his family have helped out the community when we need and not it’s our time to help him. Please contribute whatever you can to help get Karllito and his two kids back on their feet.

Thank you all!

Help spread the word!”

If you would like and are able you can make a donation here.


“Dear PoPville,

My Mom escorts at Planned Parenthood and there have been massive protests at the New York Ave. one this week. I thought the community should know.”

From Planned Parenthood:

“For the past century, Planned Parenthood has transformed women’s health and empowered millions of people worldwide to make informed health decisions, forever changing the way they live, love, learn and work.”

If you would like to make a donation to Planned Parenthood you may do so here.