Christian Broder, via GoFundMe
From an email:
“The Georgetown Events family is devastated by the heartless and cowardly act of violence against our beloved friend, partner and colleague, Christian. [partner/general manager at Millie’s in Spring Valley] He is the loving father of 9 month old Frances, the husband of my wife’s sister Molly and the son of the wonderful Broder family of Atlanta. He is in critical condition in intensive care fighting so hard to live. The staff at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta has worked around the clock since Sunday performing one miraculous surgery after another to keep Christian alive. Please pray for him. A gofundme page has been set www.gofundme.com/supporting-christian-broder
–Bo Blair President Georgetown Events”
From an email:
“The DC chapter of Lady Parts Justice will host DC’s 2nd annual Pro-Choice Prom: A Midsummer Right’s Dream at 8pm on Friday, July 13th at Rock & Roll Hotel. This year’s event will feature prizes, a silent auction from local DC businesses, crowning of a Prom Court, and educational booths staffed by members of various DC-based reproductive rights organizations.
Entertainment will include: (more…)
5501 14th Street, NW at Colorado
From Kids in Need of Defense (KIND):
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5501 14th Street, NW
Join us for a fundraiser for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), which defends the rights of child immigrants and refugees. Donate now (by buying a ticket), and then come to Moreland’s on July 11 for drinks and company!
**UPDATE: DC Brau has generously donated a keg of El Hefe Speaks to the cause! So, your first beer is on them. Many thanks to both DC Brau and Moreland’s Tavern for supporting this important cause.**
As you know, in the past few months, the government forcibly separated more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents and placed them in shelters along our southern border. While that practice has ended, there’s no clear plan for reuniting those children with their families. And additional children — many seeking asylum — are now being detained, with their families, in jail-like settings.
The situation remains grave. (more…)
I wanna invite everybody to a fundraiser for a local non-profit named TASSC (Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition) down at the Aslin Beer Garden this Sunday, July 8th!
I’ll be there from 12-5pm chatting with folks about TASSC and the awesome and resilient refugees, asylum seekers, and their families that we serve. (more…)
From Nathan Zeender, Head Brewer and Co-Owner Right Proper Brewing Company:
“My best friend and I are currently fundraising and building a mobile, off the grid winery to make low-intervention wine and cider. This is a true passion with no salaries or employees and I will remain the head brewer at Right Proper.”
“Hibernaculum Winery Build
Build a self-contained, mobile winery inside a repurposed 20 foot shipping container. This high-design, solar powered sun vessel will act as the home for a small and personal low-intervention wine project called Hibernaculum. The winery will function off the grid and not be connected to utilities.”
All the details on the kickstarter. Good luck gents!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
From a press release:
“On June 30, DCBeer.com is teaming up with Helping Oppressed Peoples Survive (HOPS) to organize the local beer community with “1 Dollar, 1 Call, 1 Purpose” in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether. Participating breweries, bars, and restaurants across the District and surrounding metro area are joining up to support the national day of action by donating proceeds to organizations working on behalf of immigrants and encouraging patrons to make their voices heard.
What: “1 Dollar, 1 Call, 1 Purpose” encourages the D.C. beer community to come together to raise funds for local and national organizations working to reunite families along the U.S. border and providing support to immigrant communities. Patrons can also take action in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether by contacting their elected officials. Share how you’re participating with #DCBrewsFightsBack. Breweries, bars, and restaurants that want to join the continually expanding list of participating venues should reach out to the organizers via the contact information below.
When: Primarily June 30, 2018 (see specifics below and more details at DCBeer.com)
“A Vegas Wedding for Charity at the Hot Dog House of Matrimony THURSDAY, JUNE 21st 2018
Ivy and Coney, located at 1537 7th St NW and DC’s #1 Underground Engagement Ring Reseller for five years running, is proud to present it’s latest creation, Vegas Wedding at the Hot Dog House of Matrimony. In a year where the world has turned its attention to nuptials across the pond, we are here to remind people of America’s greatest contribution to marriage, being wed on the fly with no regard for any sort of commitment or future together. Nothing shows our freedom and frivolity more than by getting married to that stranger you met at the casino four hours ago with a ceremony overseen by Elvis as your closest slot machine friends cry and hoot and holler. And we will not stand for this English aggression on our limited attention spans. This most splendid of occasions started on May 19th (there’s nothing happening that day, right?) and concludes on June 21st with an all out debaucherous final “reception” for charity.
ON JUNE 21ST, The Lord Lieutenant Head Groundskeeper, invites you to cap off this shitshow extravaganza with our annual Charity Gala in support of Bread for the City. All commoners welcome! There will be craps. There will be champagne. There will be blackjack. There will be fantastic raffle prizes. And hopefully, fingers crossed, we will all get to enjoy in the wedding of the first random couple crazy enough to participate in this nonsense. As in years past, 100% of tips and call proceeds go to our amazing friends at Bread for the City, helping them do great work for those in need in DC. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE. (more…)
From an email:
“Local nonprofit LightHouse DC is turning one! LightHouse helps formerly homeless and low-income residents transform their empty houses into homes. It’s the only service in the area that moves and furnishes. In less then 12 months, LightHouse has helped 146 residents. Join them Monday night at The Midlands to celebrate! Tickets for the Event”
You’ll meet residents whose lives have been changed and hear from community leaders on the front line. We’ll celebrate YOU: our supporters and partners who make all the difference. Even more, we’ll share with you what we’ve learned, and how our new bold, innovative program can change the dynamics related to poverty and homelessness in our communities. (more…)
“Vamos! Gallery Reception & Exhibit
Corner Store Arts
Saturday at 2 PM – 6 PM
A fun, casual wine and cheese reception held at The Corner Store, 900 South Carolina Avenue SE Washington DC 20003 benefiting VAMOS! – a small powerful non-profit who partners with poor communities in Mexico to provide basic human services in an atmosphere of dignity, respect and love. The exhibit Buscando Luz – Finding Light – features incredible photographs from DC based photographer Thom Goertel. Thom has shot around the world including many VAMOS! locations in Cuernavaca, Mexico. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications.”
King via GoFundMe
On April 30, King, who is three years old, was shot three times in a drive-by shooting at 18 Place NE. King is in a local PK3 class. We didn’t even hear about it until his teachers sent a note home last week.
King is expected to recover, but is going to be in the hospital for a long time and has a tough road ahead of him. We’re devastated for him and his family and also really shocked that this hasn’t gotten more media coverage.
Here is the story from the Washington Post.
They’ve got a few of the details wrong (he is 3, not 4, and was shot three times not once). But other that the original report of the shooting, this is the only coverage I’ve been able to find anywhere.
We’ve set up a GoFundMe to support King’s recovery, with the permission of his family. 100% of the money will go to his mother on his behalf.”