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Do More 24 is Today – Support Your Favorite Charity!

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2014 at 11:00 am 10 Comments

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.

  • Anonymous

    Homeless Children’s Playtime Project!


    Spending time with these kiddos is the highlight of my week! All children deserve to play and feel like a kid – let’s continue to give them the opportunity!

  • Anonymous

    Green Door is a community mental health organization located in Petworth that serves over 1,800 men and women each year! https://domore24.org/#npo/green-door

  • Green Door is a community mental health organization in Petworth that provides services to 1,800 men and women each year. A number of our programs rely on donations to keep them going, so we would really appreciate your support! https://domore24.org/#npo/green-door

  • today i supported Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in honor of our grouchy old lady corgi-mix lola (https://domore24.org/#npo/lost-dog-and-cat-rescue-foundation) and the Washington Humane Society in honor of our foster dogs (https://domore24.org/#npo/washington-humane-society).

  • anon

    Public Allies DC is a great youth leadership development program that helps diverse young people become leaders in their community. While helping them develop professional skills, PADC also encourages its participants to commit to ongoing civic engagement. https://domore24.org/#npo/public-allies-inc

  • KIPP DC! A network of high-performing charter schools. We have set a minimum goal of raising $15,700 towards providing book scholarships and supplies for 157 alumni who we anticipate will start their first year of college this fall. A scholarship of $100 has a huge impact on a student’s ability to begin their journey to and through college by feeling empowered and equipped with the textbooks and supplies they need. No gift too big, no gift too small – every little bit helps our students!

  • soup

    We are trying to give Ellie Mae the chance to walk again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2S_tMT9WDc


  • Francis Keller

    Today I’m supporting CentroNía – a bilingual education non-profit located in Columbia Heights. Great organization and wonderful programs for kids and the community! They are hosting a Trivia Night at Mellow Mushroom tonight from 5:30-7:30 – seems like a really fun way to show your support. https://www.facebook.com/events/594744390633571/

  • Marie

    Catholic Charities DC!!!
    For the most vulnerable among us, Catholic Charities is a place to believe in. Last year alone, we provided emerency assistance and other social services to over 116,000 children and adults of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Our community knows us as a place where together we inspire hope and build futures, where all are welcome, and where lives are changed for the better.

  • Anonymous

    100% for Joseph’s House.

    As a neighbor of their’s in Adams Morgan, I was thrilled to see them getting support from the likes of Tryst, Pleasant Pops, and Whisked!

    Remember everyone, while you can donate at anytime TODAY IS THE DAY to give to this campaign.


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