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).
1104 H Street, NE
From an email:
“For the third consecutive year we will be hosting a Pig Roast at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar on Saturday Movember 18 at 3pm. All of the food will be prepared by Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic and the beer will be provided by DC Brau. For $60 you are entitled to all you can eat and all you can drink and we will have a cash raffle the day of the event with hundreds of dollars in prizes from local sponsors. Tickets are on sale at https://lmw.ticketspice.com
201 Upshur Street, NW
From an email:
“Golden Girls Bingo Night – A benefit for Friends at Petworth Library
The Righteous Babes of BINGO and Friends at Petworth Library invite you to Slash Run for a night of shoulder pads and prizes.
Celebrate your inner octogenarian at Golden Girls BINGO!!!
Bring your friends, bring your pussycat, and bring some cash to support the Petworth library and its staff!
Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017 7:30-10pm“
A friend of the family passes on from GoFundMe:
“My Mom’s 6-year old Pomapoo Nacho needs fusion surgery for his right ankle. He was injured somehow while at doggy daycare – probably just a freak accident. He is my Mom’s most constant companion since my Dad died two years ago and has cured her loneliness. Nacho and Mom love taking long walks together, but haven’t been able to since this happened in late July. It’s taken so much time and money just to figure out what is wrong and what can be done and Mom is just trying to get by. She’s used credit cards and everything because she can’t give up on him. (more…)
From an email:
“In the past two months almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees have traversed the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee camps. Given the scale and pace of death and devastation, the UN, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch have all called the violence nothing short of “ethnic cleansing” at the hands of Myanmar’s security forces.
The UN’s children’s agency (UNICEF) estimates that 60% of these refugees are children. They have witnessed their homes go up in flames, and their families and friends brutalized, raped, and murdered. In their trauma they have traversed for days over the minefields of Myanmar to reach the refugee camps of Bangladesh, which has opened its borders to them.
The ordeal of Rohingya children does not end here. Tens of thousands are now in the midst of an “acute and severe” malnutrition; and they remain vulnerable to kidnapping, sex trafficking, exploitation, and the psychological impacts of having had their lives uprooted in the most violent ways. Dozens are going missing every day.
There is a way to help, and Washington DC is coming together on the evening of November 14th at The Gibson (2009 14th St, NW) for vibrant night market inspired food and cultural experience at to help create Safe Havens for the over 400,000 Rohingya refugee children in the refugee camps of Bangladesh. (more…)
3628 Georgia Ave, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending from Thrive:
“Happy Hour Fundraiser!
Thursday, November 9th
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
3628 Georgia Ave
In the face of our budget cuts, one volunteer and his mom have organized a fundraiser to help our homeless clients. Join us at DC Reynolds for cookies, a raffle, and a fun event for a great cause!
Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives.
Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year.
We are a safety net for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity. With our help, our clients take the first steps toward independence and self-sufficiency.”
As a refresher, we work with immigrant youth in detention centers in the area that are run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. (It’s been in the news a bit lately, if it sounds familiar…) This month, we are focusing the spotlight on our Detained Children’s Program and the clients we serve through our Second Annual Noviembre de Niños: Stand With Immigrant Youth! We have highlighted accessible ways that people can help support our detained child clients, such as purchasing an item off our Amazon wish list that we will deliver to detained immigrant children who are far from family and friends.
The kids we work with would be so appreciative of your support!”
“Hoops Sagrado is a Washington, D.C.-based youth leadership and development nonprofit organization that gives at-risk youth from the D.C.-area a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a month during the summer in the highlands of Guatemala learning another language and culture, teaching their Mayan indigenous peers basketball skills, developing their sense of self, and gaining a new perspective on life.
Using the game of basketball as the common thread, the D.C. youth volunteers and their Guatemalan counterparts are able to not only share their love of the game, but the D.C youth learn how to communicate with, understand, and appreciate another way of life, which while different, shares many of the same challenges they face at home — racism, poverty, broken homes, lack of opportunities and social marginalization.”
In September we lamented that Fish in the Hood had still not reopened after the terrible fire struck back in April. Thanks to all who sent the GoFundMe page that is now live (they are looking to raise $10,000):
“Bill White began Fish in the Neighborhood as a family business in 1996, taking orders out of a home kitchen. In no time, orders were coming in at two or three hundred each weekend. Our family eventually raised enough money to rent the building on 3601 Georgia Avenue.
For 20 years, we’ve been proud to serve great food with support from the loving people in this community. Fish in the Hood is a special place because we offer something for everyone, our customers include doctors, lawyers, politicians and actors, in addition to everyday people who just need a good meal. We love our customers, and we love to give back to the community we share. (more…)