Photo by PoPville flickr user Molly Tolzmann
From an email:
“The last few years have seen a resurgence in passion for the show The West Wing, helped by its availability on Netflix, the West Wing Weekly podcast, the ten-year anniversary of the final episode, and, perhaps, the increasing need for many to escape to fictional politics. So what’s next?
From 28th to 30th September 2018, fans of the show will gather just outside Washington DC, in Bethesda, MD.
The weekend will consist of panels, re-enactments, trivia quizzes, dramatic readings, and all things inspired by The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin, and civic and political engagement more broadly. Funds raised through post-Kickstarter ticket sales and a silent auction will be split between Let America Vote, whose Board of Advisers includes Bradley Whitford (who played Josh Lyman) and Eli Attie (a writer and producer on the show), and Justice For Vets, where Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick) is Senior Director and for which many of the West Wing cast participated in a PSA in 2016. (more…)
Thanks to Tiffani for sending an update on the “crossing guard hit by a motorist who did not stop”. The gofundme page says:
“On Wednesday, December 20th, West Education Campus’ beloved Crossing Guard, Jawan Thompson, was hit from behind by a motorist who did not even stop to see if she was ok. (read more about the accident at the link below) Jawan fractured her neck and broke her pelvis in four places; she is recovering at Washington Medstar Hospital. It is a blessing to greet Jawan each morning and afternoon on your way to/from school. Whether giving you a huge smile and hug, or a dollar bill for your piggy bank when you lost your first tooth, she is thoughtful and caring. It is overwhelming to think that she was injured so badly while working to keep our children safe. Jawan is a special part of our community, and we want to show her how much we love and appreciate her. She is a single mother to two boys, ages 9 and 12, and any amount you can give will be a huge blessing during these months while she is recovering and not able to work. Thank you!”
LightHouse DC is an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded February 2017 in Washington, DC by nonprofit and community leaders. LightHouse’s mission is to turn empty spaces into homes for homeless or low-income residents who have secured affordable housing. Since starting operations in June 2017, LightHouse has used its unique, collaborative solution to create the stability of a home for 65 individuals — including children, veterans, and families. Unlike any other service in the DC metro area, LightHouse (1) delivers and (2) furnishes for their clients.
– Read more about LightHouse DC here.
– Attend LightHouse’s NYE Gatsby Gala *50% of ticket price is tax deductible*”
116 Rhode Island Ave, NW
From an email:
“My friends over at Drafting Table (14th and Q in Logan Circle) are hosting a toy drive and fundraiser (Friday) to support the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s Annual Toy Drive.
Join us at Drafting Table for a Toy Drive and Fundraiser to support the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s Annual Toy Drive. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy OR monetary donation. Drafting Table will also donate 10% of sales to the Toy Drive.
Wear your best ugly sweater for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Winner will be announced at 8pm.
The KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s mission is based on the belief that every child, regardless of financial means, deserves high-quality, comprehensive, continuous health care, delivered in a respectful, caring and family-centered environment. The Annual Toy Drive is an opportunity to meet with patients outside of the typical clinic setting, which further enhances the solid relationship built between families and the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic.
This Toy Drive and Fundraiser is an opportunity for Drafting Table to bring community members together and help DC families in need – we would love for you to help us, help them!”
1529 14th Street, NW
Happy gift guide season! 826DC has some new products we’d love to share with your readers. There’s a little something for everyone, and 100% of proceeds benefit our free writing programs and publishing opportunities for DC youth. Readers can shop the full inventory here and learn more about getting involved with our programs here on our website.”
For those not familiar: (more…)
TamalFest is a festival of Latin American tamales. We served more than 400 people at TamalFest in 2015 and 2016. We want to continue to improve of the festival and expand beyond the dozen or so food businesses it supports, while keeping ticket prices low enough that the entire community can attend.
Right now we are far from reaching our $10,000 fundraising goal by Dec. 31. But an anonymous donor has offered a $3,000 matching funds pledge. If we can raise the matching funds, we will be within striking distance.
Here’s our crowdsourcing page with a longer explanation plus a short video.
There’s more about Hola Cultura and all our programs on our year-end fundraising page.”
Our school, Lee Montessori is trying to build a playground, fill our food bank, and buy library books for our school’s library (since charter schools have to build their own libraries). We are hosting a fundraiser at the Chipotle in Brookland, and anyone who dines there between 4-8PM and either shows them this flyer or mentions the “Lee Montessori fundraiser”, 50% of the proceeds go towards our school.”
What are some other worthy charities you guys have given to today?
Thanks to all who passed on (you can make donations here):
“Dear Janney Community,
I’m reaching out to share challenging news: Cheryl Morning, a long-time Janney partner teacher, was severely injured when her house caught fire last Sunday, November 12th. Ms. Morning is currently in a medically induced coma with burns over seventy percent of her body. Her doctors recently completed a third surgery and her vital signs remain steady. Ms. Morning’s mother was also in the fire and is currently in the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. We are in regular communication with her family, and staff members have visited the hospital. (more…)
From an email:
“The first-ever Carlos Rosario School Holiday Bazaar is Saturday! The bazaar is the perfect place to buy unique handmade gifts from D.C. immigrant entrepreneurs from around the world. It’s happening Saturday, November 18th from 11am-3pm at the Carlos Rosario School Harvard Street Campus (1100 Harvard Street NW).