11/20/13 5:00pm

“Mike & Patrick’s Brookland Toys For Tots Toy Drive
Brookland Artspace Lofts
3305 8th Street Northeast
December 6th, 2013
8:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Patrick and I are happy to announce our 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive! We started last year as a small gathering at our home in Chancellor’s Row to provide an opportunity to meet the new Chancellor’s Row neighbors. It was a fun event, and we collected over 60 toys for donation.

This year we are teaming up with the Brookland Artspace Lofts!
Come out and celebrate, meet your neighbors and help bring joy to the children of Washington DC! Please dress casual/festive!

There will be an open bar (beer, wine, punch, and soft drinks) with light fare. Local artists and musicians will be showing their artwork and entertaining. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy which will be collected for the children of Washington DC.

Tickets go on sale today and can be purchased at the following link.

11/04/13 5:00pm


City Blossoms, the Petworth-based non-profit that runs community garden-based education programs for kids in DC and Baltimore, is holding a unique fundraising event on 11/16 at Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw to unveil its “Flying Fish Pepper Hot Sauce.” The sauce is made from, you guessed it, Fish peppers, which are a Chesapeake heirloom variety hot pepper that was prized by African American families and cooks for 150 years until almost disappearing in the early 20th century. City Blossoms has joined the local movement that is trying to bring back the Fish pepper and the big crop the organization grew this year was mixed with salt, sugar, garlic and vinegar to make a fiery and fruity sauce. The event will feature jars of hot sauce ($5 donation), a whole hog from Red Apron Butchery on the BBQ ($5 donation for a sandwich), bluegrass music and a cider toast from Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Maryland. Dacha Beer Garden will also be donating a portion of all beer and cider sold at the event to City Blossoms. Visit www.cityblossoms.org or contact Lola Bloom (lola@cityblossoms.org) if you have any questions or represent a business or organization that is interested in getting involved.”

10/07/13 3:15pm

pain sculpture

Thanks to a reader for sending from WAMU:

“While this is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Congressional gridlock may lead to vital funding cuts for the only shelter in the city that helps families right after domestic violence is reported.

Otero says D.C. Safe needs to raise $19,000 this week to keep its doors open. You can make a donation on their website at DCSafe.org.”

09/18/13 12:16pm

From a press release:

The Navy Yard Relief Fund will support the victims’ families and those injured in the attack.

This fund will provide direct support where it is most urgently needed in the short-term to assist our neighbors as they heal. 100% of contributions to the fund will support the victims’ families and those injured.

The Safer Communities Fund will address the long-term, systemic challenge of violence in our region. As a community foundation – and as residents of the region – we believe it is our duty to do all we can to help make our community a more healthy, safe, and stable place to live. Thus, the Safer Communities Fund will support nonprofit organizations that offer mental health services and reduce gun violence in our community.

Visit  www.thecommunityfoundation.org to access these funds.


About The Community Foundation

The mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. The Foundation, and our two regional affiliate foundations – The Community Foundation for Montgomery County and The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County – are part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide, each a tax-exempt, public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations. We currently manage more than 700 donor funds with assets totaling more than $326 million. We are the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region, with annual grants of more than $90 million.”

05/31/13 5:00pm



June 5th – 6pm at CAUSE

Join in an evening of live art, hors d’oeurves, and cocktails to benefit the art, education and mentoring programs at Life Pieces. Each ticket will entitle you to gain entry to the evening, a welcome cocktail, passed hors d’oeurves, and exclusive entertainment including a work of art being created before your eyes. Other food and drinks will be available for purchase. Gratuities not included.100% of your ticket price will go directly to Life Pieces! No paper tickets will be shipped. Your name will be at the door.

Purchase tickets here.

05/21/13 5:00pm

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.

04/11/13 12:45pm


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.

03/05/13 11:30am

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.

02/04/13 12:00pm

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