Green Door Friend Raiser

If you’d like to learn about the group that helped out David – from an email:

“On Tuesday, February 3rd Green Door is hosting a “Friend-Raiser” at Petworth Citizen from 5pm-8pm. The event is a way to let people in the neighborhood know about Green Door and the work that we do in the community. We will have some brochures and flyers, and Petworth Citizen will donate 10% of profits earned during the event to us.”

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From a press release:

“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…)

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Havana Nights – Happy Hour Fundraiser
Thursday, February 29
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Johnny Pistolas
2333 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Come learn about the B’nai B’rith International legacy of humanitarian aid in Cuba while supporting our efforts!

The restaurant will donate 10 % of the night’s bar tab directly to the Cuban Jewish Relief Project.

$5 admission fee includes a free Tecate
All payments will be handled at the door

To RSVP – Email dross@bnaibrith.org or visit our event page

Food & Drink Specials Available:
$3 Tecate, $4 Pacifico, $5 Rails, and $6 Guacamole

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”

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New Year’s Social Hour with Generation Conservation:

“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.

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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”

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From the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

“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.

Give Today!

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.”

Photo Credit- Janice Sveda, Smithsonian's National Zoo
Photo Credit Janice Sveda Smithsonians National Zoo

Red Pandas in beloved in PoPville. If you are so inclined – from Friends of the National Zoo:

“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?”

Donate here.

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and thanks to a reader for sending word about Pints for Pups at the Pug on Thursday Dec. 18th at 6pm [1234 H St, NE]

“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!”

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“Dear PoPville,

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.”

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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…)