Crosby Bolden
Junior and our dog, Tru…his buddy from JM

From an email:

“I wanted to pass along a link regarding the death of an H Street NE icon. Crosby Bolden, Jr. (Aka, Junior) was a homeless man who was known by residents and business owners along H Street. He lived here, primarily around 11th St. NE his entire life. He was a lot of things…and had a few vices, but…he was a friend. He died with dignity at Joseph’s Hospice from a variety of cancers. Alas, he had nothing.

Many of the residents have looked after Junior for years. We would ask that you post this link to GiveForward to help offset the costs of his final expenses. Many of the restaurants and shop keepers along H Street know him, and might be inclined to help one more time if they knew of his plight.

On my porch in the 800 block of 11th St. NE is a Christmas tree that Junior gave us last year. The last thing he told me was that he was coming home to help set it up. Alas, I put it up myself this past weekend in his honor.”

THe GoFundMe page says:

“Lets rally for Junior’s family who needs our support to complete funeral preparations and services this week.

Junior’s friendship, laughter, work and presence will be missed by the residents and business owners along H Street. Your donation will help his niece complete the memorial services for Junior to rest in peace. We will miss you Junior!”

Donate here.

Ed. Note: If you have other #GivingTuesday recommendations, feel free to leave in the comments.

717 8th Street, SE

As of 10:30am it was at $510…

From an email:

“Award winning Chef Aaron Silverman has teamed up with World Food Program USA and eBay Giving Works to auction off two reservations for Rose’s Luxury, Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant in America. And as I’m sure you’re aware, Rose’s Luxury doesn’t offer reservations – it’s first come, first serve.

100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to World Food Program USA and help provide school meals for children in need. School meals can be life changing for the world’s poorest children. School meals also help get students into the classroom, giving them an important key to a better future—an education.

The auction just went live [Rose’s Luxury Reservation for 2. Food is On Us! & Chef Autographed Platter], and will run through November 30.”

A-Frame 2014

From an email:

“Give to FRESHFARM markets during their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in these next few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving to help fight hunger while helping local farmers! FRESHFARM markets has a unique fresh food drive that helps bring fresh locally sourced food to help fight hunger in the DC area. Make a tax deductible monetary donation or buy food at market to directly give to the drive at any FRESHFARM Market. Also find a list of pantry items that you can drop off at any FRESHFARM Markets location before Thanksgiving!”


From an email:

“The DC Ladies of Arm Wrestling (DCLAW) are hosting the national championship of lady arm wrestlers this Saturday Nov 15 at the Atlas Theater on H Street NE. All proceeds from ticket sales and on-site betting will go to Miriam’s Kitchen. Come on out and support a great cause while enjoying some wonderfully campy athleticism. Doors open at 7:00, bouts start at 8:00. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Order advance tickets here.”


“On November 15, 2014, at the Atlas Theater in NE, sixteen lady arm wrestlers from across the country will descend on H Street to determine who is number in the country! Alter ego’s , theme songs, crazy costumes and REAL arm wrestling are fun reasons to come, but best of all, it’s for charity! That’s right all proceeds will go to benefit Miriam’s Kitchen a local nonprofit seeking to end the chronic homelessness problem in DC.

Competitors hail from Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Brooklyn, NY; Hudson Valley, NY; Durham, NC; Chicago, IL; Portland, ME; Olympia, WA; St. Louis, MO; Los Angeles, CA; Rochester, NY; Hudson Valley, NY; Charlottesville, VA; and Austin, TX and more

Need any more reasons to come? Check out the trailer for the documentary that was made about us.

WHEN: Saturday, November 15th, doors open at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Atlas Theater on H Street NE, 1333 H Street NE.
WHY: It’s hilarious and you can feel good about raising money for charity!

HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME: Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door! Plus everyone is encouraged to bet on their favorite wrestler each round. The individual who bet the highest amount on the winning wrestler wins a prize that round. All the betting money goes to charity.


From an email:

“Satellite Room is hosting “Shaking It Up” for charity tonight featuring neighborhood celebrity bartenders, Seth Hurwitz (9:30 Club), Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation and half of famed restauranteurs ‘The Hilton Brothers’), Ben Olsen (DC United), and Svetlana Legetic (Brightest Young Things). From 6-9 these four notables will (attempt to) concoct cocktails and pours with a portion of the night’s proceeds benefiting Martha’s Table. The full dinner menu and drink specials will also be available.”

Ed. Note: Italics are editor added.


From an email:

On Saturday, November 1st (1PM-5PM), OurCity will celebrate the fall harvest and connect the community to healthy food grown in the nation’s capital at the K Street Farm. The event will feature culinary demonstrations by Alba Osteria, herb garden tours, a pig roast by EcoFriendly Foods and live music by Sol Roots Trio and choirs from the Southern Baptist Church. 

The K Street Farm Festival will honor the inspiring work of local non-profit, DC Greens.”


“Join us for the 2nd Annual Mt. Pleasant House & Garden Tour in support of the Bancroft Elementary PTO! Spend the afternoon exploring the homes and garden oases of our Mt. Pleasant neighbors. Homes will be open until 5 pm then join us at the home of Bancroft parents, Chris and Mandy Mills for a post-tour cocktail (after 5 pm). All proceeds will go to support the programs and activities of the Bancroft PTO which always work to uphold our vision and ambitions!! Tickets for the tour will be available for purchase the day of for $30 and $40 for the the tour and reception. For more information please visit our website.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

From an email:

Sunday, October 26: Martha’s Table One Pot Supper Evening fundraiser dinner parties hosted in scores of private homes across the region.  Martha’s Table asks its supporters and others committed to fighting hunger in the District to host a One Pot Supper Evening on Oct. 26. Hosts will invite five or 25 or more people to their home for a cookout, a potluck or a sit-down dinner, use information flash cards provided by Martha’s Table to stimulate conversations about hunger issues in the D.C. metro-area, and collect donations for Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table will give each host a gift of a 2.5 quart red-apple cook pot to pass around the table for contributions to support the organization’s work. Get involved here!

If you cannot host a dinner, you can still participate. Visit ChurchKey, Birch & Barley, Iron Gate,  Ardeo+Bardeo, or 701 restaurants on October 26 evening and they will donate a percentage of your dinner check to Martha’s Table.”


From an email:

“Join the N Street Village Impact Committee for an evening of live music, networking, and fun at our annual Night Sessions. It is guaranteed to be an evening of rocking out at 14th Street’s legendary music venue, Black Cat. The line-up includes–Tom McBride, 19th Street Band, Ryan Mosel, and Odmark. Proceeds from the event will support the nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women N Street Village serves every year.

Date: Thursday October 9th
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW

Tickets: $35 and includes two complimentary drinks; $40 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Making Strides Horizontal

From an email:

“I’m hosting a fundraiser happy hour to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This is my tenth year doing the walk in memory of my mom, whom my team is named after – Nancy’s Nineteen!

Join us on October 1, from 5:30-9:30PM at Iron Horse Taproom in Chinatown. A minimum $5 donation to the American Cancer Society will get you drink specials until 9:30PM. You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win Iron Horse gift cards and other prizes! Hope you can join us to fight back against breast cancer! “