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Annie’s Ace Hardware Proud Partner of Powell Padres!

May 19, 2017

The Powell Elementary School Carnival is tomorrow, Saturday May 20th! In support of Powell, Annie’s Ace Hardware on Upshur will be giving customers an opportunity to support the school when they shop at Annie’s. See the announcement from Annie’s below.

Press release

Marvin Mancia, Assistant Manager at Annie’s Ace Hardware, reads to students at Powell Elementary

Annie’s Ace Hardware in Petworth supports a number of schools in the area but we have a special partnership with Powell Elementary which is right down the block from us. Our employees happily volunteer to be judges at their spelling bees, participate in Dr. Seuss reading days, and host tours of our store.

This Saturday, May 20, the Powell Carnival will be held at Roosevelt High School’s athletic field. As part of this event, Annie’s Ace Hardware will do a “round-up” fundraiser. What this means is that all customers will be asked if they would like to round-up their purchase to support the Powell Padres, the parent organization for Powell Elementary. If your total comes to $13.49, you will have the opportunity to “round-up” to $14.00 and 51 cents will be donated to Powell.

We appreciate your support of this event!

Fundraiser for Climate Action at the Midlands on Friday, April 28th

April 21, 2017

In honor of Earth Day, volunteers are invited to help out with HotHotHot Fundraiser for Climate Action and Earthjustice, Friday, April 28, from 6-10 pm, at The Midlands Beer Garden (3333 Georgia Ave NW at Morton).

Contact Rachel at HotHotHotDC(at)gmail(dot)com if you are able to lend a hand with any of the following:

  • Recruiting or donating raffle and silent auction items,
  • Event set-up,
  • Tabling,
  • Clean-up.

Flyer and event details from the organizers are below:

THE EVENT
Come hang out with fellow friends of the environment for drinks and activities in honor of Earthjustice the night before the People’s Climate March!

Local brews, live music, rally sign-making, and tons of great raffle items from local businesses and artisans will help you prep for Saturday’s activities!

WHAT IS EARTHJUSTICE?
Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law organization that uses the power of the law to fight for the earth and its inhabitants. They represent a diverse array of clients and coalition partners, from grassroots and community groups to large national organizations. Donations to Earthjustice allow them to represent their clients free of charge, so they can choose cases strategically rather than based on the client’s ability to pay. Earthjustice pursues three key goals: protecting our earth’s natural spaces and wildlife; fighting for healthy communities where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; and strengthening the rise of clean energy. If you can’t make the event, be sure to stop by their website to make a donation. http://earthjustice.org/

THE VENUE
The Midlands Beer Garden is Park View’s new beer garden with a large indoor and outdoor space. They serve a wide selection of draft beers, host regular live shows, and have an adorable bar dog, AndyPants. For this event, Midlands is graciously donating the proceeds from select drinks directly to Earthjustice. http://midlandsdc.com/

THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH
Be sure to join us all at the People’s Climate March in Downtown DC on April 29th. For more information about this historic event please visit: https://peoplesclimate.org/

FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
–Yes, this will be a 21+ event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
–Midlands is a short walk from the Columbia Heights or Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro stations. There are also Bikeshare stations at Columbia Road & Georgia Ave and New Hampshire Ave & Georgia Ave. There is street parking outside of of the beer garden for those who choose to drive. Midlands is wheelchair accessible.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
—Please shoot us an email at hothothotdc(at)gmail(dot)com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
—No, but you so need to register on the Eventbrite! If a line forms at the bar, your name on the list will allow you to come right on in.

Arrest Made in Casa Ruby Vandalism/Assult, Casa Ruby Seeks Donations for Repairs

March 14, 2017

Vandalism of door at Casa Ruby

On Sunday at around 2 pm Casa Ruby — located at 2822 Georgia Avenue — was vandalized and the perpetrator engaged in a verbal altercation with a staff member working at the center. Casa Ruby is a drop-in center and advocacy organization for transgender women which was founded in 2004 by Ruby Corado. As the subject left the building, he threw a brick at the door causing damage.

On Monday, March 13, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, Andrew Cook of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Destruction of Property. He was additionally charged with Simple Assault and Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

I can’t thank MPD enough for their support of Casa Ruby and swift response, but Casa Ruby also needs help in repairing the damage. A gofundme campaign has been set up “to help raise enough money to help Casa Ruby get better security doors as to keep everyone inside safe and make them feel safe.  The transgender community and especially our youth really need our help right now.”

Please consider supporting Casa Ruby to help them repair damage and upgrade their safety.

(Ruby Corado (center) of Casa Ruby)2

Two Bruce Monroe @ Park View Families Facing Deportation Proceedings — Assistance from Community Being Sought

March 9, 2017

I’ve been informed that two families with children enrolled at the Bruce Monroe @ Park View Elementary School are currently facing deportation proceedings and are approaching the community for help. A fundraiser has been started to raise money to provide legal representation to the families who are currently in deportation proceedings. As of last night, 45% of the $10,000 goal had been raised.

Local charities are not taking new cases, but attorneys willing to represent the families for a reduced fee have been found. The organizers are asking for help from the community. Any money not spent representing these or other families in deportation proceedings will be donated to the CAIR coalition and CARECEN in equal parts.

Tonight! Park View UNC Fundraiser at DC Reynolds.

August 25, 2016

The Park View United Neighborhood Coalition — the civic group that serves the northern section of Park View — is having their annual fundraiser tonight at DC Reynolds. Its a good way to meet neighbors and support the UNC.

Here’s How It Works

1. Come to DC Reynolds
2. Buy a drink from one of their friendly bartenders
3. The bartender will give you a receipt good for a 2nd drink. DON”T USE IT.
4. Drop your receipt in the jars provided on the bar. The UNC receives the value of your drink ticket!

More information on the flyer below:

UNC Fundraiser flier 2016_PDF

Kickstarter Campaign Underway for Grant Circle Little Free Library

August 29, 2014

Kickstarter libraryLittle Free Libraries are gaining in popularity around the area, and I personally really like the idea. Recently, one was added to the community garden at the former Bruce-Monroe school site.

I’ve recently learned that there is another one being planned for the Grant Circle area. However, for the Grant Circle library to be constructed and installed, the sponsor needs funds.

The organizer of the Grant Circle Little Free Library has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to make this library a reality.  They are seeking a total of $500 before Wednesday, September 10th. This seems like a very achievable goal.

If you are interested in supporting this addition to the community, check out Kickstarter for the full details. I’m also including the overview of the project from the site below:

The first time I saw a little free library in Washington, DC I was in love with the idea. I love that the little free library promotes reading books (not a kindle, even though I do read one sometimes) and creates a sense of a shared resource within a community. My family and I moved to Petworth just a few months ago and would love to bring this little free library to our new neighborhood.

The free library will be located on our front lawn at our home near Grant Circle.  I will maintain the free library and hope that it will be filled with books for both adults and children. I think this will be a fun way to introduce books to my 1 year old daughter (and hopefully the same will be true for other kids in the neighborhood as well).

The little free library will look very much like the one shown in the picture above.

Costs:  The funds raised will be used for the purchase and installation of the library itself. Any additional funds raised will go towards keeping the library stocked with books and for any maintenance needed to keep the library in shape.

 

E.L. Hanynes Hosts 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, December 1

November 29, 2012

This Saturday, December 1st, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School is holding its 4th annual holiday bazaar (poster below). The bazaar starts at 10 a.m. and is open until 2 p.m. at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School located at 3600 Georgia Ave. NW (at Otis St., 2 blocks south of Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Sta.). It sounds like a nice way to support the school, enjoy some baked goods, and get some holiday shopping out of the way.

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