Photo by PoPville flickr user William E Heaton IV
Huge growth since we first posted about All In Service DC on December 29th – nice!
From a press release:
“Launched at the end of 2016, All In Service DC organizes over 50 Washington, DC service businesses to donate profits from inauguration weekend to local service organizations. The 50 plus businesses are as diverse as the city, such as new-to-town Momofuku CCDC and longstanding Cafe Saint-Ex. A furniture store, Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & whatnot, and Logan 14 Aveda Salon & Spa have joined too.
“We invite all of DC’s business to join this amazing effort to demonstrate commitment to community,” says Alaina Dyne, All In Service DC co-creator. “We’d love to see the entire DC service industry participate to show our commitment to hospitality and community, when we’re serving hundreds of thousands of visitors. This inauguration weekend, eat and drink in DC for good.”
All In Service DC’s goals are both to fundraise for local service organizations and also to provide an opportunity for service workers throughout the city to contribute to their community, while they are working the inauguration weekend.
“We are the hospitable bartenders, chefs, and servers who host you at fundraising events all the time in the nation’s capital. All In Service DC offers a great opportunity to merge the worlds of service and philanthropy, so everyone can feel good about their contributions,” says Dyne, All In Service DC co-creator.
“We are happily overwhelmed by the generosity and support this effort has received. Businesses pledged donations to over a dozen organizations servicing the DC community, and we have also benefited from in-kind contributions in design, outreach, PR, and more,” says Amanda Carpenter, All In Service DC co-creator. “All In Service DC is an all volunteer led effort, directed by all women. We all believe in giving back to the DC community.”
In addition to public relations and outreach, each All In Service DC venue receives logistical support with their commitment to participate. The All In Service DC volunteer team gives each business materials for advertising their donations, with posters and coasters, and connects the business with their chosen charity. The team ensures delivery of donations.
“We are an amazing city, and we’re showing it through our commitment to service and community.” says Carpenter.
All In Service DC celebrates DC’s diversity by giving back to local organizations that keep our community thriving. The events of the inauguration present a vital opportunity to serve our nation’s capital by creating inclusive spaces, in service not only to our guests, but also to our community. These are the fundamentals of hospitality, and it is in this spirit that we invite you to join us.
Fifty-four confirmed participation venues include: 2 Birds, 1 Stone; Doi Moi, Estadio, Proof, Slim’s, Diner, Petworth Citizen, Thip Khao, Beuchert’s, Room 11, Mandu, The Gibson, Tryst, Tryst at the Phillips, The Diner, The Coupe, Open City, Open City at the National Cathedral, Suns Cinema, Maple, Bourbon, The Queen Vic, Breadsoda, Chez Billy Sud, Marvin, American Ice Co, Bar Pilar, Cafe Saint-Ex, Grand Central, Declaration, Teddy & The Bully Bar, Lincoln, DGS Delicatessen, Ventnor Sports Cafe, Momofuku CCDC, Commissary, Grillfish, Logan Tavern, The Pig, Lost Sock Roasters, The Wonderland Ballroom, Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & whatnot, Sudhouse DC, Lost & Found, The Escape Lounge, The Potter’s House, Kapnos Kouzina, Logan 14 Aveda Salon & Spa, Cotton & Reed, RareSweets, Penn Social, New Columbia Distillers, Scissor and Comb Salon, District Distilling Co.
Businesses may sign up via the website at allinservicedc.com.”