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.“
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…)
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…)
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.”
Update: More bars now participating: (more…)
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.
From an email:
“On Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., Chipotle Mexican Grill will host a fundraiser across all D.C. Chipotle locations to support the D.C. Public Library Foundation. When customers dine at any of these locations and mention the fundraiser at the register, Chipotle will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the D.C. Public Library summer reading program.
For the fourth year, Chipotle is looking forward to partnering with the D.C. Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization that enhances DC Public Library resources and programs to promote literacy and a thirst for knowledge.”
Zaan Scott via gofundme
“It is with an enormously heavy heart that I let you all know Zaan collapsed today. He died at 430 pm in Doctors Community Hospital.
Please give me the space to properly grieve the loss of the love of my life.
The good die young.
All proceeds are going towards his funeral expenses.
I will forever love Zaan M D Scott”
Zaan Scott is the swim instructor at Rumsey Pool. He’s such a great guy and always full of smiles, and this is just devastating. Please share the link to his GoFundMe!”
On April 9th, on his way home after work in SE, he was approached by an armed assailant looking to rob him. A second assailant appeared out of the shadows and shot him in the back. Although the assailants did not take any of his material belongings before running away, they stole his health, independence, sense of safety and livelihood in that one moment when they fired the gun. Police are still looking for the gunmen.
The bullet shattered Zaan’s sixth vertebrae and severed half of his spinal cord. He is currently paralyzed from the waist down and is living in rehab until he is self sufficient again. He attends physical and occupational therapy three hours each day to rehabilitate his spinal cord injury and goes into each session challenging himself to work even harder than the last session. He is desperately clinging to the hope that he will walk again soon and hopes to be back in the pool as soon as possible. Although Zaan is strong and faithful, it will not be an easy road to recovery!
Zaan is in need of financial assistance to get him through this time of need, and he believes in the kindness of strangers, friends and his community.
We are hoping to raise money through this fund to cover the following: (more…)
From an email:
“The Powell Spring Carnival online silent auction is now live and will be available for bidding through 9:00 pm on May 18. The website is www.biddingforgood.com/powellspringcarnival. Please visit and see the wide array of items donated for auction, including tickets DISNEY WORLD and to local sporting events and theater, venues for kids’ birthday parties, a special event with NPR host and Powell alum Diane Rehm, and dozens of gift cards to area restaurants and businesses (with minimum bids starting at well below the face value). There are some GREAT bargains to be had, so get bidding!!!! Also, every dollar you spend will ultimately be used to support the students and teachers at Powell. Bid early and often!”
“The Marie Reed PTA Online Spring Auction is live! The auction will continue through 11 pm on May 10.
You will need to register as a bidder with the site (with name, email, and address), and then you can bid on any of our items, including gift certificates from Meze, Los Cuates, the Wydown, Tryst, and Pleasant Pops; yoga class passes from Tranquil Space and Tots and Tykes; tickets to see the Mystics in the Verizon Center Players’ Club; and many items provided by Marie Reed parents. Need a patent consultation, a piano lesson, a dog birthday party, or a personal training session? We have you covered.
All winning bidders must arrange for pickup of item in Adams Morgan. Some gift certificates can be mailed/emailed.
Our auction proceeds go to our unrestricted fund to cover extra funding for teachers for classroom projects and field trips.”