Beverly Jones via GoFundMe
Beverly Jones, artist, entrepreneur, “mother” of many pop-ups in and around Logan Circle for local artists, and the last manager of Pulp on the Hill and Pulp on 14th Street, NW, having taken over from Pulp founder, the late Ron “Feel the Love” Henderson, died in the early morning of March 23 of Myeloma. She was a welcoming face at Pulp and now, as we still mourn the loss of Pulp, we mourn Beverly. Her family and friends will celebrate her life on May 4 with details to be announced at the GoFundMe Page established by her daughter. We hope that many who frequented either or both stores, the pop-ups or who got to know Bev at Eastern Market where she sold her own cards and those of others for years, – – will want to donate here to help with the celebration of her too-short life.” (more…)
From a press release:
“On April 7th, $200 will buy you a lot of dirty tricks for a good cause at 826DC’s Paddlestar Galactica ping-pong tournament. You could make your opponent play with their hand instead of a paddle, wear an eye patch, or be pummeled by ping-pong balls while receiving your serve. No, this is not your typical fundraiser–but 826DC is also not your typical DC nonprofit.
Steeped in whimsy and wonder, 826DC is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. For the seventh annual Paddlestar Galactica, 826DC is challenging the community to compete in a bracket-style ping-pong tournament. Participants have the month prior to fundraise before competing in the main event on April 7th, noon to 3:00pm at DC’s hottest social club devoted to ping-pong, SPIN (1332 F Street, NW).
This is 826DC’s largest annual fundraiser and all donations go directly to support their free writing programs, homework help, and publishing opportunities for DC’s young people. (more…)
The story of Wendy Martinez, the runner stabbed in Logan circle last fall, was so hard for so many of us in DC.
Her fiancée Daniel is running the Boston marathon in a few weeks and is still $4,000 away from his fundraising goal. I don’t know him personally but saw a news story about the race and wanted to help out. Sometimes the runner has to make up the difference for these fundraising bibs. (more…)
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Boundary Stone is of course one of the best pubs in D.C. for many reasons. And this is a big one.
So much awfulness bringing out so much greatness. Thanks to all who donated from Team PoPville we represented properly! And oh my God, did so many people rally for this. And while Boundary Stone thanks many key players (see below), I’d like to take the opportunity to thank them, and especially the Croke family, for all they do for this event. It is truly stunning to witness. The passion they have in fighting this awful illness is truly inspiring. And it’s a good reminder that while all this negativity abounds these days, there is also much greatness to celebrate. So on behalf of so many, thank you to Boundary Stone for leading the charge in this fight year after year after year.
And Brandon Skall, of D.C. Brau fame, really is the greatest emcee I’ve ever witnessed.
From Boundary Stone:
“Wow. Wow. Wow! We are blown away by the awesomeness of our community! Thanks to all who donated, volunteered and came out in force to our St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave party on Sunday. Together we raised $155,000 for pediatric cancer research! ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!! INCREDIBLE!!!! (more…)
courtesy Washington National Cathedral
From a press release:
“Washington National Cathedral launched its new “Let There Be Lego!” project to build a miniature, 13-foot- long scale model of the Cathedral out of 400,000 Lego bricks. Starting March 1, members of the public will be invited to “buy a brick” for $2.00, and help build up the Cathedral brick by brick, with all proceeds going toward restoration of parts of the Cathedral damaged by the 2011 earthquake.” (more…)
I want to let the community know about an event we have going on to support a local DJ who’s suffered a traumatic brain injury. The events she throws have been attended by thousands of area music lovers over the years.
Annie Nguyen aka Vanniety Kills is a DJ who’s done so much to create safe spaces for the dance music and LGBTQ communities over her years playing in DC. (more…)
“The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.”
Please help us in this fight. And if anyone donates $50 or more – I’ll throw in a PoPville sweatshirt (above) I have one small, one medium, one large and one XL so those’ll be on a first come first served basis. To everyone else, please give what you can because our team, Boundary Stone, has a huge fundraising goal this year and I got off to a late start so I’m way behind. You can make your donation here. The shaving event is March 10th at Boundary Stone which is always fun so please consider coming out for that and lifting a pint or two for a good cause. Thank you!
Of course The Pug is celebrating their anniversary while benefiting a good cause. Good people. Mark it – this Wednesday 7-9pm.
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