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From an email:

“Knowledge Commons DC is hosting a fundraising event on Thursday, March 31 starting at 7:30p in Columbia Heights.

Our fundraiser, Smores Party for Smore Classes, asks participants for a suggested $7 donation per person. We’ll be serving up sweet and savory smores, as well as drinks, over a fire pit.

Knowledge Commons DC is a free school for thinkers, doers, and tinkerers – taught anywhere, by anyone, for everyone. This community-powered organization brings people from different walks of life together through high-quality free classes.

Interested? Register here for more information and specific location.”

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From Ivy & Coney:

“Hey Norm! If you could spend $100 to raise $15,000 for Bread for The City would you do it? I would! I’d dig up my grandpa’s tux or my old prom dress and crush hot dogs like Kobayashi! On April 14th Ivy and Coney (1537 7th St NW) gets fancy for charity and so can you! For a single crisp Benjamin you get all you can eat and drink from 7 – 11pm while supporting a great cause. Because where else can you throw back Strohs and toss peanut shells on the floor in an evening gown? Even better, you get to do all this on our brand new roof deck! No worries if you don’t have your own formal wear, a super fancy tuxedo t-shirt is included in the price! To help Bread for the City in their mission to fight poverty by providing food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, Ivy and Coney will donate 100% of event proceeds as well as 100% of tips to charity. We are also teaming up with Goose Island, Pernod Ricard, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller-Coors, Cogito Ergo Saute and others for some great silent auction items.

Grab tickets here while they last! If you cannot make the event but would still like to support Bread for the City or learn more about their mission, please visit them here.”

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From gofundme:

“We are the Senior Class Student Government representatives at Bell Multicultural High School, a public school in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington D.C. This year, our graduating class has been working tremendously, in order to raise enough money to decrease the cost of our senior fees of $300/per student. This total only accounts for the each students Cap and Gown, Graduation Announcements, Yearbook, 1-Prom Ticket, Senior Class T-Shirt, and a Senior lunch. This amount is extremely expensive, considering this total does not include the Senior Trip to New Jersey and New York, currently priced at $350/per person (more…)

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via gofundme

Thanks to all who passed on from gofundme:

“On February 24, Zack and I experienced most people’s worst nightmare. We were evacuated from our home on a few moments’ notice for our own safety. Within an hour, we were alerted to the terrifying fact that we would never live their again, and many of our possessions had been destroyed. The middle section of the three-story building where five of us had been living collapsed from negligent construction nextdoor.

We have now been informed that the city of DC will conduct a piecemeal demolition of our home, and we will only be able to salvage priceless items. Not only are we homeless and possessionless, but we feel emotionally and physically destroyed. I know some people feel these fund sites are tacky, but this is what the are designed for–to help people in crisis. We are fighting tooth-and-nail with the insurance companies…but they are not quick to offer up cash to assist in things like food, toiletries, transportation, and putting a deposit down on a new apartment. We thank everyone for their support and I can honestly tell you I have never felt more defeated in my adult life.”

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From an email:

“On March 12th from 10am to 5pm, Pinstripes is partnering with ZERO, an Alexandria-based nonprofit aimed at ending prostate cancer, to host its first annual Brewers and Bocce Tournament. Together, more than ten local and national breweries will compete in teams to raise money and awareness for the cause (with all proceeds benefiting ZERO), including: (more…)

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It’s that time of year again – I don’t like to bother you guys with my personal projects but this is another one that means a lot to me – and it’s a fight I’m sure you can get behind. If you’re able please give whatever you can and like previous years – anyone who gives $15 or more will get a free PoPville shirt that you can pick up at the shaving event. This year it’s at Boundary Stone again (116 Rhode Island Ave NW) March 13th at 3pm. You can donate to my page here and I’ll bring a bunch of shirts (and tote bags) 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.

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Thanks to a few folks for emailing – U Street Buzz tweeted earlier:

“Capital Checkers, a 30-yr-old Shaw institution, has no heat, may have to close. Pls donate”

The Fundraiser says:

“Capital Checkers has been a DC cultural institution for over 30 years, located just off U St on the corner of S & 9th NW. Home to several national champions and grand master players, Capital Checkers is one of the only checkers associations in America that provides a dedicated space for its members. Over the years, DC has gentrified, rent has gone up, and members have had to pay more and more. This year, the furnace broke, and their is no heat in the building. Members continue to play in the cold building, but they do not have enough money to make the repairs and pay rent. Without your help, Capital Checkers will have to close its doors. (more…)

NE Eats

“Dear PoPville,

To benefit our unique school in Brookland, the Washington Jesuit Academy has been rallying local food and beverage producers for an event called Northeast Eats on April 9th:

4 NE DC breweries
10 Local Restaurants

Many other tastes-All DC Crafted

Live Music by Alex Vans and the Hide Away

Tickets $50*
*Children under 8 free

To benefit the mission of the
Washington Jesuit Academy”

memorial fundraiser
courtesy Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund

“Dear PoPville,

I was a close friend of Matt Shlonsky, the American University alum who was killed in the Shaw Metro shooting in August. Since that time, a group of Matt’s friends and I have established a Memorial Fund in his name with American University’s School of International Service. The Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund was established within American University’s School of International Service this fall.

This event will be the second fundraiser for the Fund, and is scheduled for 7:00pm on February 11th at Town Hall in Glover Park [2340 Wisconsin Ave NW]. The goal is to raise an additional few thousand dollars, as well as spread awareness about the Fund and our goals. So far we have raised close to $25,000, which is half way to our goal of $50,000, at which point the Fund will exist in perpetuity.”