I haven't quite figured out yet how to publicize the "one-off" events that are worthy of mention but don't fit in the month's theme. So with that disclaimer, a few local requests:
1. Miriam's Kitchen is looking for mugs. Have any extra you can spare?
2. DC WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence) is in a push to prevent needing to close at the end of the fiscal year--in just one week. The subject of fundraising in a recession, earmarks, and the like is for another post. For now, I will leave it at this: WEAVE serves a vital role in the DC community and is one of the best-known domestic violence support and advocacy agencies here. Furthermore, this very direct push to raise $85,000 is impressively responsible. Nervous that you'll donate and they'll have to shut their doors anyway? Save WEAVE pledges to return all donations if the $85,000 goal isn't reached. At the moment that I'm typing this, they are at $74,832. I am going to donate $18. Will you join me?