From a reader:
“I thought you might be interested in posting an affordable local event benefiting those suffering from mental illness in your neighborhood. Woodley House, Washington DC’s Oldest Residential Facility, is located at 1221 Taylor Street N.W.
This year, Woodley House is hosting its 12th Annual Woodley House Movie Benefit with Special Screening of Jim Carrey’s YES MAN on Wednesday December 17th. Tickets to are only $100/2 people at The Uptown Theater at 3426 Connecticut Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online at Woodley House.
I know that it may seem difficult in these times to justify $50 on a movie ticket, but it is important to realize that although times difficult for everyone this year, the poor economy is hardest on those that are often left on the margins of society. Woodley House has been providing residential mental health treatment for the DC community for over 50 years. Attending the movie benefit would turn something routine—going to the movies—into an act of giving during this holiday season. Tickets to the benefit make great gifts and through generous support Woodley House will be able to provide for the DC community all year long.”