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by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“The 5th annual Mount Pleasant House and Garden Tour is April 21st. Tour from 2-5, cocktail reception from 5-7.

This year, the tour will also incorporate a wine tasting at Irving Liquors, one of our sponsors. Visit between 2-5, and they will donate 10% of all tasting sales.

Please join us, and please SPREAD THE WORD! It’s a great way to meet neighbors, find home inspiration, and enjoy a spring day…. all while supporting the local school.

All proceeds benefit Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood school, Bancroft. Bancroft Elementary is a Title 1, dual-language Spanish/English model DCPS school. The Bancroft PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized to provide and support programming and services to the students, families, and teachers at Bancroft ES.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0

From an email:

Today at 7 PM – 10 PM
Smoke & Barrel
2471 18th St, NW

The Righteous Babes of Bingo are back to host a benefit for Minds Matter DC!

We’re like, totally taking over Smoke & Barrel for a night of bingo, tacos and 90’s nonsense.

Bring Kelly, bring Dylan, and bring some cash for donations!

Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-resource families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

To learn more about Minds Matter DC: http://mindsmatterdc.org/

To make a gift: http://mindsmatterdc.org/donate/

by Prince Of Petworth March 30, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

A woman in my building (The Argonne, 1629 Columbia Rd NW), Ginger, lost everything this weekend when her sweet bulldog, Chacha, managed to trip a burner on her stove while trying to get trash on the counter. Chacha died in the fire, and all of Gingers stuff is completely gone. I didn’t know Ginger well, but almost everyone in our building knew her puppy since she would literally stop walking when she saw someone in our lobby and wait until they petted her.

I can’t imagine losing all your stuff AND your pet. To help her, some friends of hers have set up a go fund me page here.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 28, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

For those who got shut out of Hamilton tickets and or have a soft spot for pets:

“Dear PoPville,

I have two tickets, both in the orchestra section, for the Saturday, September 8th, 1:30 PM show.  The total face value of these tickets (including KC service charge) is $408.12.  For a chance to win these tickets, please donate to my fundraiser – http://support.humanerescuealliance.org/goto/alfred2018 – by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 ($25/entry; five entries for $100 – please mention “Hamilton raffle” in the comments on the donation page). The winner will be announced on April 11, 2018.  The more you donate, the more chances to win… and if you don’t win, you’ve helped many animals in need – it really is a win-win situation!”


“four-time Fashion for Paws runway model, Alfred”

by Prince Of Petworth March 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

From N Street Village:

“On International Women’s Day, we launched a new partnership with Lyft, serving as the first local DC Round Up & Donate partner. For 6 months, DC riders have the opportunity to round up their ride to the nearest dollar, with that change going directly to N Street Village. We’re really excited with the opt in rates we’ve seen so far, but know that the power of this program will come from connecting with as many people as we possibly can. Once you opt in, you’re all set– every ride will round up, and that change that you don’t even notice goes to serving your homeless neighbors.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 22, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


Andre Junior and family via gofundme

“Dear PoPville,

Last week you posted the story regarding the Thursday afternoon shooting on Park Road that resulted in the murder of my friend Andre Junior. In the past week, a lot of people have asked how they could help so a group of his college friends banded together to start a campaign to raise money for his young daughter’s future education. Dre’s widow did not ask for help, but we all felt compelled to do something to help our fallen friend.”

The gofundme says:

“Andre Junior (affectionately known as Dre) was lost to us on March 15th, 2018. He was 43 years old. He leaves behind his beautiful wife and best friend, Ericka, and his loving daughter, Ava Junior. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 16, 2018 at 11:15 am 0


Courtesy the family of Eugene THUNDER Hughes

On Wednesday we learned that “Midtown Youth Academy lost its beloved curator and father this past weekend, Eugene THUNDER Hughes“. A fundraiser has been launched for funeral expenses:

Eugene Hughes (Gene) and his twelve brothers and sisters were raised by their mother and grandmother in inner-city Washington, D.C., where Gene quickly learned the basics of survival on the streets. Growing up, Gene found himself constantly in trouble; when a mentor, “Sonny Boy West,” convinced him to channel that youthful energy into boxing. Gene went on to become the Diamond Belt Champion (before African Americans were allowed to participate in the Golden Gloves) in 1951, 1952, and 1953. In 1954, Gene deservingly won the Golden Gloves Championships. After his boxing career, Gene became a successful trainer, but he never forgot his community, always combining boxing with youth mentoring and drug counseling. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


There’s an unruly mop of hair under this lid

And of course I’ll be shaving my head too – so if you’d like to join our fight against childhood cancers – please consider donating what you can here. And of course I’ll be bringing some t-shirts, tote bags and even hats this year to sweeten the deal!


116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From Boundary Stone:

“Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale will host their annual fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3pm.

The event will raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s childhood cancer research and local teams and individuals will compete to collect donations before taking their turn in the barber’s chair. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 26, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

From a press release:

“In the past week, the community of Parkland, Fla. and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) experienced a tremendous tragedy. Now the DC-area alumni of MSD are raising money for the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund, established by the Broward County Education Foundation. Proceeds will provide financial assistance to the victims and families of their alma mater. (more…)

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