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by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

The displaced neighbors [8 people from the 200 block of Morgan St, NW] are working with the Red Cross for some short term needs, but in addition a neighbor has started a GoFundMe to bridge some gaps.

A Facebook group has been set up to track progress and help organize other donations and efforts as needed.

And BKK Cookshop on NY Ave is donating 10% of their proceeds next Tuesday, July 25 to help those displaced as well.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

A local elementary school student drowned while at the pool with her family last Saturday, and the family is seeking funds for counseling (presumably for the three other children in the family) and her memorial. I am not affiliated whatsoever, but it’s such a heartbreaking story that I felt compelled to share. The family could use the community support.”

From GoFundMe:

On Saturday, July 1, J’da Symone Gadson, 7 year old student at West Education Campus died in a pool accident while with her family. J’da was one of the sweetest children in our second grade class. She loved to learn and was a tremendously hard worker. J’da had her own sense of style and came to school each day with a bright smile. She will be truly missed by her classmates, teachers and West family. Mother Shawnice Winslow and her three children are having a difficult time coping with the loss. The school community would like to support through helping with counseling services, memorial costs and additional family expenses.

by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

913 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“It’s time to dust off the wigs and turn out for a good cause. Thursday, July 13th from 5 to 8 pm, Sick Cells and The Dirty Goose will be hosting a fundraiser and awareness event for sickle cell disease (SCD). The event, taking place at 913 U Street NW, will include a fashion show by fashion designer, wig enthusiast, and an adult living with SCD, Tristan Lee. There will appearances by DC Drag Queen, Miss Labella Mafia, and local chef and foodie Renny Vonne. The event will also include have a raffle (see some of the prizes below).

Tristan is a model, actor, poet, and fashion designer. He was diagnosed with SCD at six months old and suffered a stroke when he was 9. He made an 80% recovery but used the stroke as an inspiration to start acting. In his words, “if people were going to look at me, I might as well give them something to look at.”

Tristan’s fashion line, Divo Star, is designed to raise awareness about SCD. During the event, Tristan will present 10 gender neutral looks from his collection. His pieces include summer denim rompers and overalls worn by men and women. We’ll also have a Q&A session, lead by Morenike Ayo-Vonne, to Tristan about his life with SCD.

Wiggin Out For Sickle Cell has worked with DC establishments for raffle prizes. We listed some of our favorite prizes below: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

Charity Off The Hook (COTH) is pleased to announce its seventh annual fundraiser will return to ‘The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse’ on Monday, July 10th, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. The seafood-centric celebration raises money for several noteworthy charities in the region for a night of incredible seafood and drink prepared by top chefs in the Washington, D.C. One evening for the entire local food community to come together and focus on raising funds and awareness to some truly worthy charities. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I am a teacher at Capital City Public Charter School. Four of our families were displaced by the apartment fire this weekend at 13th and Peabody and literally escaped with nothing but the clothes on their backs. I started a gofundme to help with the many expenses they will be facing. Please donate if you can!

Three families from Capital City Public Charter School were affected by an apartment fire at 13th and Peabody St. early on June 24th. The fire started before dawn and residents escaped through smoke-filled hallways and down ladders with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

courtesy http://dcbookstoprisoners.org

From a press release:

“DC-based members of the offbeat feminist humor site, The Toast, are holding a bake sale from 10 am until 1 pm on Saturday, June 24 at Brookland’s Monroe Street Farmers Market located at 716 Monroe Street NE (right behind the Brookland Metro Station). All funds raised at the sale will benefit DC Books to Prisons. This is the third sale to be held by DC toasties. The first two sales, held in late 2016, raised enough money to cover two weeks worth of book shipping costs, the organization’s main expense. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm 3 Comments

821 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“Taqueria del Barrio joins with its neighboring restaurants in Petworth to throw the inaugural Petworth Pride fundraiser, a chance for guests of all ages to come together and support the LGBT community during LGBT Pride Month. Upshur Street gathering places Taqueria del Barrio, Hank’s Cocktail Bar, and Petworth Citizen will offer select bites and $5 specialty cocktails on June 18, with $1 from each cocktail sold benefiting LGBT charities. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 11:30 am 2 Comments

Photo by Phil Yabut‏

From a press release:

“The Bullpen family is heartbroken by today’s tragic shooting in Alexandria. In honor of everyone affected and to stand in solidarity with our nation’s leaders, The Bullpen will donate $1 from every drink sold to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

The Bullpen opens at 5pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017 before the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. DC’s favorite outdoor venue is the perfect place to bring the whole delegation for food, drinks, live music, and fun for everyone- all for a worthy cause.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

via gofundme

“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine, Petworth resident, and solidarity activist, Sarah Brammer-Shlay had her arm badly broken in Israel by police during a nonviolent movement action.

She’s raised enough funds for surgery (thankfully) but needs further funding for recuperation. If you could please share her story and her generosity.org link it would be much appreciated. She is truly an amazing person with an amazing heart who just wants to better the world and give those in need a voice.”

Ed. Note: Give or don’t give but comments are closed for this one – I don’t have enough beer in the fridge to get me through a Middle East peace debate. Thanks for understanding.


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