“Get ready for Valentine’s Day by shopping for your loved ones and giving back! From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, visit gourmet kitchenware store Hill’s Kitchen for the District’s second “Sip & Shop,” a night of stylish shopping, food and drink to benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America. (more…)
PLUS Raffle Prize Giveaways:
$5 per raffle – 3 for $10
Gifts include several great items from local businesses and signed gear from the Washington Nationals!
Purchase tickets on site — Drawing to be held at event”
“You are invited to The Nature Conservancy’s Generation Conservation New Year’s social hour!
On January 27, please join Conservancy staff, supporters, and friends at Eatonville Restaurant. Learn more about the Conservancy’s global fisheries work from Jeremy Rude, who is a Fisheries Specialist with the Conservancy. Mix and mingle with friends and colleagues, all for a good cause!
The suggested donation for this event is $10. Your gift will help support the MD/DC Chapter’s conservation work in the Mid-Atlantic region, protecting iconic natural areas like the Appalachians and the Chesapeake Bay. From our mountains to marshes, your donation will allow the Conservancy to continue protecting the lands and waters that we all love and cherish.
*The Nature Conservancy’s Generation Conservation (“Gen C”) is a local group of Conservancy supporters who plan events several times a year to help raise awareness for the Conservancy and its conservation projects. To learn more about what the Conservancy is doing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, please visit www.nature.org/MarylandDC and www.nature.org/Virginia.
When: January 27, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Eatonville Restaurant (2121 14th St. NW, closest to the U Street Metro stop)
What: Happy Hour in support of The Nature Conservancy
VIP: Jeremy Rude, Fisheries Specialist at The Nature Conservancy”
“The market may be closed for the season, but we’re not done yet! Our holiday fundraiser is in full swing, and your donation can help make sure low-income families in Columbia Heights can put healthy, local food on their tables.
Need another reason to give? We’re super excited to debut our brand new t-shirts, and we’re giving them away as a thank you gift for all donations of $50 or more!
1 in 5 Columbia Heights residents receive food stamps, and 100% of your donation will go to our farmers market matching funds program that helps these low-income families buy more healthy fruits and vegetables. The idea is simple, we double the amount they spend up to $10:
$5 in food stamps = $10 in fruits and vegetables
$10 in food stamps = $20 in fruits and vegetables
Thanks to the support of customers and neighbors like you, in 2014 we helped more low-income families than any other farmers market in Washington, DC. But with more families depending on us than ever before to put healthy, local food on the table, we need your continued support to make sure we can serve them in 2015.
Even if you can only give a little this holiday season, please donate today.”
“At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, we strive to further scientific research to benefit species in the wild and provide the best quality of life for the animals in our care. But we can’t do it without you!
As a result, we have an urgent need to raise $150,000 to create a comfortable, temperature-controlled indoor retreat complete with branches for climbing and multi-level platforms for playing and sleeping for our red pandas at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Your gift will help build this much needed facility for red pandas on Asia Trail. The success of this project will allow keeper staff to better manage the red pandas in our care so that we can continue our important conservation research. Will you join our efforts to save species and improve your Zoo by giving to the Red Panda Retreat Annual Appeal?”
“Atlas Brew Works is teaming up with the pug, AtlasVet, and Metro Mutts for a pet toy drive! Bring a dog or cat toy to the pug Thursday to benefit the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League. Come on down to H St. NE and drink some beer for the puppies!”
I am a case manager with Community Connections, a large mental health provider here in Southeast DC. I work with the Veterans Housing team, housing homeless veterans; and once housed we work hard to keep them housed through a huge array of supports while they transition.
Many of the people we help do not have a lot of possessions and as the winter draws nearer we are working to ensure they have the necessary clothing to stay warm while they move about the community.
We are holding a coat drive this December, collecting final donations on the 16th. Help keep these veterans and their families warm this winter.”
Well done sir. Update – Damn you if this is a not a legit fundraiser.
Thanks to a reader for sending from Craigslist:
“I have a three year old Koala Bear named GumNut that I’m desperately trying to find a new home for. I bought him back in January figuring it would be an awesome pet that would enjoy living in my greenhouse, sadly I was wrong. I paid $3200 for him back in January and I’m not sure what the used Koala Bear market is like in a good economy or the one we have now; so I’m open to offers. Please use some common sense before contacting me, don’t be an idiot, I’m not interested in trading my Koala Bear for your busted up 1980’s Camaro, an XBOX, or an offer to paint my garage door. (more…)
“Shop for your loved ones and give back this holiday season! From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, visit acclaimed lifestyle store Salt & Sundry at its new Logan Circle location for “Sip & Shop,” a night of stylish holiday shopping and festive food and drink to benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
Sip & Shop guests will enjoy punch and small bites from longtime No Kid Hungry supporters Mixologist Adam Bernbach and Chef Haidar Karoum (2 Birds, 1 Stone) while shopping for holiday gifts. Ten percent of revenue from the event will support No Kid Hungry. Select No Kid Hungry merchandise will also be available, with full proceeds benefitting the campaign’s work to connect kids to the healthy food they need, every day.
Date: Wednesday, December 10th
Location: Salt & Sundry
1401 S Street, NW
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sip & Shop is hosted by the Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry Washington, DC committee as they gear up for another successful tasting event in 2015. All Sip & Shop guests will receive a special discount code for tickets to next year’s Taste of the Nation Washington, DC, which will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015. Guests who purchase at least $200 of merchandise at Sip & Shop will also be entered to win two VIP tickets to the event. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation support No Kid Hungry.
One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 31,000 kids in Washington, DC. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 107 million additional meals.”