Posted tagged ‘Fundraisers’

Meet the Friends of the Soldiers’ Home! — Reception at Chez Billy on September 14th

August 31, 2012

Interior of Chez Billy

Here’s something worthy of support, so make sure you put it on your calendar. The Friends of the Soldiers’ Home will be hosting one of their first fundraisers on September 14th. Details are below.

This group has done a tremendous job so far of reestablishing a relationship between the Armed Forces Retirement Home and the Park View & Petworth neighborhoods. But, to continue and build upon their early success, they need support.

The fundraiser is not only a good way to provide financial support, but also a great opportunity to meet the group.

I hope to see you there!

Friday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
upstairs at the fabulous Chez Billy
3815 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011

Suggested donation: $10 per person

Our July 4th celebration made clear we can’t hold events and meet our goals to serve the Armed Forces Retirement Home and surrounding community without your support.

RSVP at friendsofsoliders (at)
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Follow us: twitter: @FriendsSoldiers


Update on Mothership’s Kickstarter Campaign

August 22, 2012

The former Brown’s Caribbean Bakery, currently under renovation to become the restaurant Mothership

It’s been almost a month since the founder and chef of El Floridano initiated a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for Mothership, the full-service restaurant and bakery he plans to open at 3301 Georgia Avenue. With mere days (hours) to go before the end of the campaign, it seemed like a good time check up on the initiative and see how it was going.

In checking out the Kickstarter site at the start of Wednesday, Mothership had received pledges of $28,396 of their $30,000 goal. If they don’t reach their goal, they will not have raised any funds for the project.

If successful, Mothership will use the funds raised on Kickstarter to:

  • Create handcrafted, custom bar & dining tables using reclaimed materials
  • Design and build ADA accessible bathrooms using reclaimed fixtures
  • Install a 10 ton Energy Efficient HVAC system

Personally, I hope they reach their goal. I like this model of fundraising for a couple of reasons.

  • The first is that it allows the community to support a local business directly and builds a stronger relationship between the business and community;
  • The second is that many businesses have a hard time raising capital and it isn’t always easy to get a small business loan; and,
  • In the case of Mothership, future costumers are actually paying it forward and not just handing money over to a new business. In exchange for capital to finish the restaurant’s renovations, owner Stephan Boillon will provide meals to donors (and guests) based on the level of the pledge.

Go to the Kickstarter site to get more details, see how much has been pledged so far, or to make a pledge of your own.

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Mothershipe has achieved its goal!


Georgia Ave Window Walk Fundraiser

May 7, 2012

The creative collective Georgia Avenue Window Walk is hosting their spring fundraiser to support their next two art installations along Georgia Avenue.

When: Tuesday, May 8; 6:30-8:30pm

Where: DC Reynolds [3628  GA Ave]

Details: Drink specials, door prizes from nearby businesses and live music by a local band, Stoney Lonesome! Plus, bring a tee & print your own ‘Georgia Avenue is for Lovers’  Tee for $5!


Second Annual Harvest Evening: Celebrating Another Great Season of the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace

November 4, 2011

Here’s a fundraising event the anyone who has enjoyed or shopped at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace should be aware — their Second Annual Harvest Evening.

Their Web site encouages the community to “[c]ome join us again as we celebrate the closing of a fantastic second season!  Enjoy free food and drinks from your favorite Columbia Heights restaurants and local breweries and indulge in great deals from over 40 local businesses through a silent auction.  All proceeds will help to ensure that the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace can continue its programs for years to come!”

Below are the details for where and when:

Wednesday, November 9th
6:00 p. m. – 9:00 p.m.
All Souls Church

1500 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tickets: $30 presale / $40 at the door
Tickets available at the Marketplace every Saturday or buy online.


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