james_oh_fundraiser

From YouCaring.com:

“This memorial fundraiser is set up in memory of James Oh.

He was taken away from us and is now with God, fishing in the big lake in the sky.
He never asked for much and appreciated the simple things in life. Everyone loved him in the DC community he worked at. He was everyone’s dad. He cared for you like you were his own.
We will miss him dearly.

He is is survived by his wife, Soonai, daughter, Susie, and son in law, David.

If you would like to donate to help pay for medical or funeral expenses, you may use this site.

This site charges a transaction fee, for those who do have Paypal can send funds directly without fees to “bboydiz(at)hotmail.com”

And for those who would rather pay via check can email
David Pham at bboydiz(at)gmail.com for the address.

For those that are friends and family of the Oh family, a memorial service has been set for this Friday, July 11th, please contact David Pham for information.

James Oh, a beloved husband, father, and friend will be missed. May you rest in peace.

Thank you for your condolences, prayers, and support. Please continue to pray so that we may bring justice to him.”

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“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine, D’Arcee Neal, who is handicapped, was housesitting for a friend last night in NW when someone STOLE his wheelchair. He now has no way to get around and there’s a fundraising page up now to help him purchase a new chair.”

Ed. Note: I asked how the chair was stolen and was told:

“D’Arcee was housesitting in Logan Circle and got back to the house around 12:30 a.m. Because the condo he was housesitting in had stairs he had to leave the chair outside and crawl to get inside.

Workers next door arrived at 6AM and the chair which had been outside was gone so they think the window is about 1-6AM that it could have happened. The chair itself costs about $4,750 dollars so it’s like someone’s car being stolen. A police report has been filed at this time but at this point we just want to highlight the issue and get him a new chair. It’s so sad.”

The Gofundme fundraising page says:

“In late June, my good friend D’Arcee had his wheelchair stolen in a residential area of Northwest DC. This particular chair was a lightweight, more expensive model, so you can imagine the financial burden my friend now faces.

I don’t know what it feels like to have your mobility taken away from you, but I imagine that even though he’s a strong, vibrant individual, he feels violated. As his friends and family, we can come together to show him that we love and support him by funding his new chair. Thank you for your contribution–anything helps!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user clif_burns

“Dear PoPville,

Today is “Do More 24″ in our fair city, initiated by the United Way of the National Capital Area. I know you/PoPville is a multi-neighborhood booster, shouldn’t show favorites, but I’m going to ask anyway:

I live in the splendid neighborhood of Lanier Heights, which is home to Joseph’s House.  I’m sure you’re well aware of their mission:

Joseph’s House offers healing care to homeless men and women dying of AIDS and cancer, providing a depth of physical, emotional and spiritual support that creates the possibility for profound healing and the restoration of individual dignity.

Would it be possible for you to feature the house as House of the Day tomorrow, or Garden of the day, or Garden fixture of the day (it’s all beautiful right now) so as to highlight their mission and possibly aid their campaign?  Their goal this year is to raise $50,000 (last year they raised $30,000).

I’ll be honest, at times I can be beyond jaded like many in PoPville I’m sure, but Joseph’s House absolutely warms the cockles of my heart. Institutions like Joseph’s House, and even the whole “Do More 24″ campaign are what make DC great. (not small plates. or even bike lanes).

I know there are numerous worthy organizations seeking support tomorrow, but I just thought I’d throw my hat in the ring for Joseph’s House of Lanier Heights.”

Definitely a worthy recipient! I also throw my support behind the folks at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. If you have a favorite feel free to let us know too and hopefully tons of money will be raised today for these great organizations.

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“Dear PoPville,

The Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy will be holding a fundraising garage sale this Saturday, May 31 from 10am-12pm at 770 Kenyon St NW. All proceeds will be donated to a family in our community whose home was destroyed in a fire.

We have kids games, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, a twin bed, sports equipment and more.

We are also accepting donations of items or money. If people are doing some spring cleaning and are interested in getting ride of lightly used, garage sale quality items, you can drop them off at the school any time between now and Saturday.”

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From a press release:

“The American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) and The Source by Wolfgang Puck are pleased to host the ninth annual crab cake competition. An annual tradition designed to raise funds for culinary internships, scholarships and educational programs, the contest will pit eight of the area’s top chefs against one another in a crab cake showdown utilizing Department-verified Maryland blue crab. This year’s participating chefs include:

Chef Mike Abt of Le Diplomate
Chef Matt Adler of Osteria Morini
Chef Sarah Biglan of Ris
Chef Tony Chittum of Iron Gate
Chef Chris Clime of PassionFish
Chef Haidar Karoum of doi moi
Chef Andrew Markert of Beuchert’s Saloon
Chef Johnny Spero of Minibar

The winning chef will receive funds to support a culinary intern in their kitchen. In addition, eight students from area culinary schools will compete for a chance to win a $500 scholarship towards their studies.

WHEN: Sunday, June 15, 2014
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Source by Wolfgang Puck
575 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Tickets are priced at $75, and include crab cakes, local oyster bars, and beer and wine stations. To purchase tickets to the event, please go here.”

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From an email:

“F*ck Cancer! Benefit for Tara Papanicolas” showcases many of DC’s hottest DJ’s, who are banding together to help one young woman fight a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

When & Where: Wednesday, May 21st 2014 from 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at Flash nightclub, located at 645 Florida Avenue NW, DC 20001.

What: An event featuring DJ’s, dancing, and a series of high end raffle giveaways. DC area musicians, artists, and businesses are coming together to support a friend in serious need. Eric Hilton, Farid, Sam “The Man” Burns, John Thornley, Spinser Tracy, DINO, Harry Hotter, and Jahsonic are the DJ’s slated to spin while the crowd dances on multiple levels. Dozens of high end raffle items have been donated by: Gibson, Heist, Current, Olazzo, Cava, MOOV, Kushi, DC Mobile Hair, Lettie Gooch, Megan Rains, Mishi, Ivy & Coney, Chef Tony’s, and many more. Complementary sushi care of Kushi will be given to those who arrive at the beginning of the evening.”

From an email:

“Thanks to all of our friends and neighbors who came out last weekend to officially kick off the fifth season of the Columbia Heights farmers market! We’re excited to make 2014 the best season yet.

Now we need your help. Last year, our farmers market matching funds program provided over $13,000 to make it easier for low-income families to eat healthy and stretch their food budgets. It’s simple. If a customer spends $5 dollars on fruits and vegetables at the market using Federal nutrition benefits like food stamps, we provide an additional $5.

$5 in food stamps = $10 in healthy fruits and vegetables

$10 in food stamps = $20 in healthy fruits and vegetables

The program reached more than 1,200 families in the last two years alone. But we need your help to make sure these families can count on us again this year.

We need to raise $10,000 by May 21st to ensure that low income families can access healthy, affordable food for the entire 2014 market season.

Every dollar helps, so please donate today. Many thanks for your support, and we’ll see you at the market!”

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Photo via Crawfish for Cancer

From an email:

“Our party features more than 700 lbs of crawfish, unlimited drinks, and live music for 5 hours on the afternoon of Saturday April 26th at Yard’s Park in SE DC (Navy Yard Metro). Our organization puts on crawfish boils nationally to mark the coming of spring, and to gather great people for a good time and worthy cause.”

Crawfish for Cancer’s 2nd Annual DC Crawfish Boil to Benefit the MMRF:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00pm – 7:00pm
The Yards Park DC
355 Water Street SE, DC

Join us at the Yards Park DC in the Capitol Riverfront for a day of sun, crawfish, and most importantly, fundraising to benefit multiple myeloma cancer research. As always, there will be hundreds of pounds of crawfish, beer, wine and spirits, and live music throughout the day.

Signature cocktails will be served including sweet tea vodka and other tasty delights.

Tickets are all inclusive. BUY TICKETS HERE.

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From an email:

“For 40 years, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region – the region’s largest funder of nonprofits – has helped make Greater Washington a more stable, healthy, and vibrant place to live for all who call it home. On March 17, we are celebrating this history with a one-of-a-kind fundraising event at The Mead Center for American Theatre, home of Arena Stage. Performers include:

• Grammy-nominated musician Christylez Bacon
• A line-up of nationally known spoken word artists and poets: Regie Cabico, Patrick Washington, G. Yamazawa, Safia Elhillo, Silvana Straw, Gowri K., Drew Law, and 2DEEP
• Maureen Andary of the award-winning duo The Sweater Set
• Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
• Joe’s Movement Emporium
• Levine Music
• Adventure Theatre MTC
• N Street Village

Admission includes passed hors d’oeuvres and delicious food stations (including award-winning BBQ, plenty of vegetarian options, and corned beef and Guinness for St. Patrick’s Day) and an open bar with spirits, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Attendees are invited to network, eat, and enjoy performances across the Mead Center complex in a festival-style atmosphere. The event is open to the public. For the first time, The Community Foundation is offering a special $90 “Emerging Philanthropist” ticket for young professionals, students, and employees of nonprofits as well as their guests. Tickets at www.cfncr40th.org

Proceeds from the 40th Anniversary Celebration will benefit The Community Foundation’s Fund for Greater Washington, which supports community investment to make the region a place where equity, access, and opportunity are available to all. The Foundation pursues this goal by investing in effective safety net, education, and workforce development programs to help low-income families and individuals gain the knowledge, skills, and security they need to be economically stable and engaged in community life.

WHEN
Monday, March 17, 2014, 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE
The Mead Center for American Theater, Home of Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington
TICKETS AVIALABLE AT www.cfncr40th.org or at the door”