[mgj-discuss] Fwd: We Are Family Fundraisers Thursday and Monday ,
Senior visits Saturday, grocery delivery on 12/17,
Xmas gifts and visits too!
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Tue Nov 29 16:52:28 GMT 2005
--- wearefamilydc at aol.com wrote:
> Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 10:47:21 -0500
> From: wearefamilydc at aol.com
> Subject: Senior visits this Saturday, fundraiser
> Thursday and Monday, grocery
> delivery on 12/17, Xmas gifts and visits too!
> To: WEAREFAMILYDC at aol.com
> Dear We Are Family/Northwest Settlement House
> First off, thanks for all the help over this past
> month! Thanks to your donations and your volunteer
> time, we were able to assemble and deliver over
> *170* Thanksgiving baskets. We truly couldn't have
> done it without you... so again, thanks!
> As you might guess, December is also going to be a
> busy month:
> First, we have senior visits this Saturday, Dec. 3,
> from 10am-1pm (orientation for new volunteers at
> 9:30am), meeting next to my office in the basement
> of the Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge
> Street NW;
> Then, we have grocery delivery and senior visits on
> the 17th, meeting at the NWSH main office, 448 Ridge
> Street, just 1/2 block down the street, 9:30am -1pm;
> Finally, we will be meeting to distribute Xmas gifts
> to seniors on Xmas eve morning, 12/24, 10am -1pm
> (ordinarily it would be on Xmas day, but since that
> is Sunday, it will not be convenient for our
> seniors, so shifted the date back) also at NWSH main
> In addition, our supervolunteer Andy Miscuk has
> organized another fundraiser to help pay for the
> XMas gifts at the wonderful Adams Morgan
> restaurant/bar, SAKI, this Thursday evening, Dec.
> 1st, (see below);
> AND the great folks at Capital Action have included
> us in their Alternative Gift Fair, Monday December
> 5, 6-9pm at the Front Page near Dupont Circle (see
> also below).
> Since the money raised at these these events will
> determine how many gifts we can get our seniors,
> please come out if you can! (Donations for the gifts
> can also be sent to We Are Family, c/o Northwest
> Settlement House, 474 Ridge Street NW, WDC 20001)
> Hope to see you this Saturday or on the 17th or 24th
> --and thanks again for all that you do and are doing
> for our seniors!
> all the best, Mark 202-638-0072office, 487-8698cell
> Give the gift of your presence to an isolated senior
> -- and get to know the history of your community at
> the same time!
> Small interfaith nonprofit We Are Family reaches out
> to the seniors of the North Capitol Street
> neighborhood. We bring advocacy, services, and
> companionship into the homes of the elderly, while
> helping to build friendships across boundaries like
> race, class, religion, age, culture, and sexual
> orientation. Most of our work is done by
> volunteers, coordinated by staffperson Mark Andersen
> who has nearly two decades of serving seniors in the
> North Capitol and Shaw neighborhoods.
> While many of those who help do the work of We Are
> Family are seniors themselves -- who, after all,
> have built this community -- we need you as well.
> The possibilities are truly endless. Mark is able to
> tailor a volunteer task to whatever time or gift you
> might have, from helping out once a year on
> holidays, to calling lonely seniors once a week, to
> making home visits or delivering groceries on
> Saturday mornings once or twice a month, to pairing
> up individual volunteers with nearby seniors, and
> Please join us! We Are Family's next Saturday
> outreach session will be on December 12th from 10am
> to 1pm, from its office at the Metropolitan
> Community Church, 474 Ridge Street NW, near 5th and
> M Streets NW (two blocks from the Mt.
> Vernon/Convention Center Metro), followed by grocery
> delivery/outreach on December 17th, 9:30am-1pm.
> Bagels, juice, fruit, and other tasty treats will be
> provided, together with a swift but thorough
> orientation. Help We Are Family to to build caring,
> just, and inclusive community!
> (For more information, please feel free to contact
> Mark at 202-638-0072o, 202-487-8698c, or
> wearefamilydc at aol.com. We Are Family is a project
> of Northwest Settlement House and the "Faith in
> Action" program of the Robert Wood Johnson
> On Thursday, December 1, my friend Andy Miscuk will
> be hosting (and bartending) a fund-raising happy
> hour for "We Are Family" -
> We Are Family is a small, interfaith charity that
> provides services for low-income seniors in the
> North Capitol Street neighborhood. This fund
> raising event raises money for gift baskets for
> these seniors - the gifts includes items the seniors
> ask for - warm slippers, a night gown, a bathrobe.
> Having been on these Christmas gift giving visits, I
> know how much these items are needed as well as how
> much the seniors appreciate the visit that comes
> with the gift.
> SAKI in Adams Morgan (1st Floor)
> Saki is located at 2477 18th Street NW, Washington,
> DC 20009.
> 5:00 PM til closing Thursday, December 1st
> A portion of the price of all food items and Foggy
> Bottom Beer ordered will be donated to this charity.
> ($1 - regardless of the menu item - including Sushi,
> and Foggy Bottom Beer has agreed to donate $2.50 of
> every Foggy Bottom beer ordered!). Additionally,
> Andy and the servers at Saki will be donating ALL
> their tips to the We Are Family.
> Saki is a small but fun place and has reasonable
> food and drink prices. Their sushi is very good
> (try the dragon roll!).
> Pass this invitation on to your friends and make
> plans to get together for an after work drink and a
> sushi roll. And remember to tip well.
> Hope I will see you there!
> DC Alternative Gift Fair Happy Hour - Mon Dec 5th,
> Join Capital Action, Eco-Women, SustainUS and other
> folks in the DC area
> for a night of buying meaningful gifts of charity
> for your friends and
> family to support a variety of non-profit
> organizations. Meet some
> friends for happy hour, cross those items off your
> shopping list AND
> help people and communities in need ALL AT THE SAME
> Drink and Food Specials from 6-7pm:
> $2.75 draft, rail, wine and 1/2 priced appetizers.
> At 7pm enjoy some free chicken wings, chicken
> tenders and cheese
> Choose from:
> - $8 Toiletries Starter Kit for someone moving out
> of shelter from Green
> - $10 start-up capital for youth group in DC to have
> business experience
> operating a week-long environmental enterprise from
> Eco-Ventures Int'l
> - $40 provides a hand-sewn Christmas stocking
> filled with necessities
> and small gifts for a homeless child in the Capitol
> Hill area from
> Capitol Hill United Methodist Church
> - $26 provides a holiday meal to a family living in
> poverty from Bread
> for the City
> - $10 pays a trained Katrina evacuee to spend an
> hour helping another
> evacuee from Circle of Health Int'l
> - $25 pays for 1/4 year salary for a village midwife
> in Tibet from
> Circle of Health Int'l
> - $10 cookbook for trainee upon completion of
> life-skills culinary
> training program from Through the Kitchen Door
> - $20 buys an electric mixer requested by a senior
> delivered on Xmas
> from We Are Family
> - $10 purchase a bike helmet for a child from
> Washington Area Bicyclists
> For each gift you will received a hand-inscribed
> card describing the
> gift and the organization for your recicipients.
> 5th Annual DC Alternative Gift Fair Happy Hour
> Date: Monday, December 5
> Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
> Location: The Front Page
> 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW
> Washington, DC
> (Right Outside Dupont Circle Metro, South Exit)
> Last year, over 121 "shoppers" purchased over 600
> gifts of donations
> totalling over $8,200. We "sold" 71 yoga sessions
> for seniors, 78
> bednets to prevent malaria in Tanzania, 22 bicycles
> for social workers
> in southeast Asia, 38 transportation cards for
> victims of domestic
> violence along with sponsoring grieving children on
> retreats, giving GED and boat building training to
> DC area youth, and 22
> gallons of paint for low-income families. And many,
> many more!
> Please join us this year as we try to beat last
> year's total.
> Remember... More People = More Fun = More Funds
> PLEASE NOTE: BRING CHECK OR CASH ONLY (we will not
> be accepting credit
> And bring your friends, too!
> To volunteer, please contact Sat Jiwan Khalsa at
> satjiwan at newdream.org
> Sat Jiwan Khalsa
> Capital Action Volunteer
> For more on Alternative Gift Fairs, visit:
> This Alternative Gift Fair is sponsored by
> Alternative Gifts of Greater
> Washington: www.AGGW.org
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