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Announcements March 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Garrison Elementary's 2nd Annual Auction: Taste of the Neighborhood

Support a great neighborhood school and get some great prizes at the same time.

We are doing something entirely different for our auction this year! Our theme is “A Taste of the Neighborhood,” and our auction items will highlight all of the great restaurants and food-related businesses DC has to offer with an emphasis on the businesses within our neighborhood: U Street, Logan Circle, and Shaw! Get ready to bid on some great auction items. And a special thanks to our sponsoring businesses!

Also new this year is our drawing! Donate to Garrison and you will automatically be entered into our drawing. You may win 4 Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World or 5-days of bike camp with Capital Cycle Camp! Results will be announced at our After-auction Event.

By participating in our auction, you are helping a great neighborhood school. Our fundraisers help to pay for field trips, cultural events, and other out-of-school activities like our Saturday Interactive Art Workshops. And because this auction is completely on-line, you can be charitable from the comfort of your own home.

Let’s start bidding!

Bidding opens at 8:00AM on Friday, April 1, 2016 and ends 8:00PM on Monday April 10, 2016.

Our After-auction Event is on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (5:30-7:30PM) at Gallagher & Graham Fine Spirits (1939 12th Street NW).

Events March 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Trivia at Local 16 to support children's education

Hello DC neighbors! You’re invited to a trivia fundraiser to support Unlock Foundation, an NGO working on children’s education in Namibia and Ghana. Trivia starts at 7:30 on Tuesday, April 12 at Local 16. Only $7 entry, and great food and drink specials! Tickets and more information are available here: Hope to see you there!

Events March 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

YPT’s Giving Voice Award Gala

Hey, PoPville!

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is an arts education nonprofit, that inspires students to realize the power of their own voices. Join us on Saturday, March 12 for YPT’s fourth annual Giving Voice Award Gala, honoring Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn.

Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Location: North Hall at Eastern Market

Enjoy a full open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres, bid on unique silent auction prizes and dance the night away with music provided by DJ Matt Spangler!

Most importantly, YPT’s gala will once again highlight the inspiring voices of DC students, featuring readings by some of the wonderful young people we serve. All funds raised at the event will help us provide free arts education to thousands of low-income students across the city.

Tickets: $100
For tickets, visit

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Events February 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Trivia Night Fundraiser for a school in Zimbabwe

Want to help make a difference for school children in Zimbabwe and saves lives in a poor, rural community? The Rotary Club of Dupont Circle is having its annual Trivia Night Fundraiser on Sunday, February 28th. All proceeds from the event go to support the community of Murehwa, approximately 65 miles from Harare, in building a bridge over a river so that kids can reach their school during the whole school year, not just during the dry season. On average, a child dies once every 2 years trying to get to school. So help save a life!

Tickets are $20 each, and teams are up to 5 people. There are cash prizes for the top three teams, and prizes for the first loser and best team name. The Trivia Night will be held at RFD Washington in Gallery Place on Sunday, February 28th at 4:00 with trivia beginning at 4:30.

You can purchase tickets and get more information on the project here:

Can’t come or trivia’s not your thing? No problem! Please forward this invitation to someone you think might be interested in supporting education in Zimbabwe, or someone who is a trivia fiend. You can also make a donation through this link:

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General Discussion October 20, 2015 at 1:57 pm

HOAs – a growing evil? Help save my friend's house from one, please!

I would assume given the changing landscape of DC and the uptick in condos, many people have experienced some rather terrible moments of their lives with HOAs. I had no idea the legislative power they have or how bad it can get for people until a few days ago, when my good friend and co-worker told me she was about to lose her condo. I didn’t know that was possible when you don’t have a mortgage and are paying taxes, but – it is, and it can happen SO quickly.

The short story is that she’s been living in DC for several years, renting out her condo down in Florida. Fortuitously for the HOA, despite the fact that she gave her HOA her DC address, they sent mail about an unauthorized person living in her apartment and its associated $500/month fee to her Florida condo address every month for nearly a year. They then sent the notice of a lien paperwork to her condo address, following by lawsuit paperwork to foreclose. By law, they must send paperwork to the most recent address on file, so this was an illegal move on their part. She owes twice the original amount of the fees because HOAs are allowed to add interest, administrative, and lawyers fees.

My friend obviously did not receive this mail, because her (awful) tenant was throwing away this mail. So, how did this all come to light? She was attempting to sell her condo, because she is a stage 4 cancer survivor with medical debt, and she’s trying to get back on her feet. She has attempted to negotiate with the HOA, despite their actions (and general lack of movement on anything – she claims nothing had ever been fixed by them, even leaking ceilings, broken outdoor stairs, etc.).

They turned down her offer of a payment plan, and they are stalling on a response to her request to pay them once the house is sold (she has two buyers), and they’ll likely stall on approving them as buyers, as well. She doesn’t have money for a lawyer, but she took advantage of a free consultation with one, who said he knew her HOA well and had several clients with cases against them. He also mentioned there were many other owners with debt 20 times greater than hers, and the HOA was not pursuing collection. It is clear they are after her condo because she is attempting to sell.

Now, she has 7 days until they take her house away. I’m just disgusted and sad. My friend is the most giving, kind-hearted, and strong person I know. She’s been in public service for almost 15 years to help protect the country. This HOA is greedy and might ruin her chance at a fresh start.

I wanted to share her story with you to open discussion, but also as a shameless plug to add her fundraising page I made for her with it, as well. Anything anyone is willing to donate is so appreciated. Thank you all. The fundraiser page with more info is here:

Food and Dining October 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Fundraiser Happy Hour @ Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights

Join Young Playwrights’ Theater TONIGHT to celebrate our 21st year of arts education programming and professional performances!

Tuesday, 10/6/15
6pm – 9pm
Lou’s City Bar, 1400 Irving Street NW

THE DEAL: Donate $5 to YPT at the door, and enjoy an extended Happy Hour until 9pm! Happy Hour includes select draft beers, house wines and rail drinks for $5 each.

THE CAUSE: Young Playwrights’ Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices. By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students’ language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Please note that this event is only open for patrons over age 21. We hope to see you tonight!

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Events April 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm

DC Arts Center "Experience Auction" fundraiser

The DC Arts Center third annual “Experience Auction” Fundraiser

The things you get to do are better than stuff you have to have.

The DC Arts Center, one of Washington, DC’s most respected art galleries, is continuing its tradition of proving that experiences are indeed more valuable than things. While the best things in life may not be free, doing is quite often better than having. The event will raise necessary funds for the DC Arts Center, one of Washington, DC’s most unique arts centers.

Many fundraising auctions are a basic live auction and silent auction format featuring donated works of art. The DCAC Experience Auction offers unique, once in a lifetime experiences. Offering experiences as opposed to static works of art helps prevent distortion of an artwork’s fair market value.

Experiences up for auction include a behind the scenes tour of a Theater, an in-home performance by a vocalist, the opportunity to collaborate with guerrilla painters, and many more one-of-a-kind experiences created just for the Experience Auction.

The auction takes place Thursday May 21st, 2015 starting at 7pm at the historic Kennedy-Warren building located at 3133 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008. There will be a DJ spinning great music, h’ors doeuvres, live performances, the silent and live auction, and a cash bar. Valet parking will be provided.

Join us in collecting memories all while supporting a great cause. Tickets for the DCAC Experience Auction are $90 for DCAC members and $120 for non-members. The non-member fee includes a membership to DCAC. Tickets can be purchased at:

About DC Arts Center:

Located at 2438 18th Street, NW in Washington, DC the District of Columbia Arts Center serves the Washington, DC area by presenting high-caliber challenging works, encouraging professionalism among artists, and by providing a forum for education and cultural exchange. DCAC was founded in 1989 as an alternative arts center for local artists in response to eroding support for local artists. Since then our 800 square foot gallery and 50 seat black box theater have been a hub of creativity in the visual and performing arts. Artists of all types, including poets, painters, actors, storytellers, sculptors and performance artists, have been drawn to DCAC.

Schools and Education November 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

West Education Campus Fundraiser – Christmas Tree Sale

The Parent, Staff and Community Organization (PSCO) of West Education Campus (a DC Public School) is selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths this year to raise funds for some interesting new technology to enrich our students’ experiences.

Our pre-order (placed by November 15th) price for 5 to 6 foot trees is only $50 and for 6 to 7 foot trees is $60. These trees are about $20 less than buying from some other locations in DC and it goes to support an amazing cause. The West PSCO is a 501(c)(3) charity, so a portion of your purchase is tax deductible!

In addition, we are offering small wreaths (18”-22”) for $20 and large wreaths (20”-26”) for $35.

As an added incentive, for pre-orders we are offering FREE DELIVERY to those within a 3-mile Radius of West! No hassle of driving to a lot, loading your car, driving home and unloading! That will be taken care of by our volunteer team.

So please go to to order your trees today, and spread the word to friends and family! Alternatively, you can fill out the attached order form and send it with your payment to West (address below).

If you have questions, please contact Atta at [email protected] or the PSCO at [email protected].

Thank you,
Atta Kiarash, Lisa Jackson, and Josh Hertzberg
West Parent, Staff, and Community Organization (PSCO)
West Education Campus
1338 Farragut St NW
Washington, DC 20011

Announcements September 19, 2014 at 10:22 pm

West Tigers 5k Fun Run Saturday September 27th

West Education Campus 5K Fun Run & Walk…
No fee for kids…Adults $15

September 27, Carter Barron Park behind Tennis Center
8:00 am – 9:30 am

The West Tigers 5K Fun Run welcomes runners of all abilities including children. This race will take place in scenic Rock Creek Park and will benefit West Education Campus, a local, up-and-coming DC Public School serving pre-school through 8th grade students.

Please join our community and register before the event online at: using PayPal, or send a check, cash or money order made out to: West PSCO, care of Lisa Jackson, 1338 Farragut Street, NW Washington, DC 20011.

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Life and Society July 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Cancer Fundraiser for DC Fashion Stylist Tara Papanicolas

This past May, POP posted about my friends cancer fundraiser dance party at Flash.

It was the second event our close friends put together in an effort to raise awareness about the rare cancer she discovered last September. The fundraisers were also an effort to help her with her mounting medical bills.
Watching her appearance transform with her chemo and radiation I was inspired to do a photo shoot of her. Here is a link to view part of the shoot.
The images have captivated and inspired many so it got me to thinking that perhaps others going through a similar experience may want portrait of themselves like this.
So they can remember this time as not one of being sick but of transformation. Transformation can be beautiful.

Going one step further, I created a t-shirt campaign to raise money for Tara.
You can view that here :

If you are interested or anyone you many know is interested in purchasing this limited edition t-shirt to help us raise money for Tara, please pass along the links.
Tara is like the Washington monument practically. She is a really special person in DC. Her strength through this entire process of detection and treatment have inspired many. We want to give that love and inspiration back to her and help her get back healthy and happy.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

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