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Hank’s pledges to donate at least $20,000 to ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NAACP and HRC

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm 13 Comments

819 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“Starting February 1st until April 30th, JL Restaurant Group pledges to donate at least $20,000 or 1% of all sales from all properties to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) & Human Rights Campaign (HRC). “As a proud citizen of this country and this district, I have been inspired by the communities that have recently stood up for religious rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights- human rights. As a community restaurant group, I want each and every one of our guests to know that we are doing our part to stand up for these human rights,” says Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds. Over the next 90 days, the group pledges to donate at least $20,000 or 1% of all sales from all properties (whichever amount is higher) to the organizations that are dedicated to these essential causes. The final donation amount will be evenly distributed to ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NAACP & HRC.

JL Restaurant Group is a Washington, D.C. based restaurant group owned and operated by Chef Jamie Leeds. JL Restaurant Group venues include Hank’s Oyster Bar locations in Dupont Circle (1624 Q St, N.W., Washington, D.C.), Capitol Hill (633 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.), and Old Town Alexandria (1026 King Street Alexandria, Va.) as well as Hank’s Pasta Bar (600 Montgomery Street Alexandria, Va.) and Hank’s Cocktail Bar (819 Upshur Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.).”

  • Ross

    I did not realize they had taken over the old Domku space. Only went there once back when it was still Twisted Horn, but I thought it was great.

  • LGformerlyofMTP

    this is AWESOME

  • Wiseguy Pizza & Beef N Bread liked this idea so much, we will also donate exactly $15,000 to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) & Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Each Organization will receive donation on May 1st 2017 The Amount will be evenly distributed.

    • North Petworth Rez

      Thanks for your support. BTW, as a NY and Boston transplant, I love your food. Only wish you would open something closer to Petworth.

  • Business HERO! Thanks, Jamie for all you do in the city to live you values. Our business should use our visibility and voice to stand strong with causes that REALLY matter. Precisely why we’ll be having more drinks (Martini’s to be specific) at Hanks:)

  • Annoyed

    This is too bad. I liked Hank’s. But I doubt I will be back. I never want to spend money at a business who is giving MY money away to THEIR charity. If I wanted to give money to any of these organizations (which I do not), then I would send them money! If they have all this extra money, I’d much rather they just lower their prices by 1% and let me decide about my charitable giving. Just sell oysters. Nobody gives a damn about your politics. I really hate it when businesses do this sort of thing…

    • textdoc

      “Nobody gives a damn about your politics.” I think you’re mistaken on that count — especially in a city like D.C.

    • Anonemuss

      Oh well, I doubt you and your ilk will be missed!

    • Elkhaert

      Is this serious? I’m sure you don’t agree with the shampoo he buys either or his choice in vacation destinations, but he doesn’t have to give YOU the profits that go to that either. Get the hell over yourself. If you do not support the charities fine, you are wrong but feel free not to go. But saying he should give YOU that money? The hell man, so greedy.

      • saf

        Her. Jamie Leeds is a woman.

        And hey, boycott all you want. One fewer idiot at a bar I love.

        • saf

          Ooops. Got this in the wrong spot. But you all can tell which post it is replying to!


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