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The Dupont Circle Village will hold their first major fundraising event, which will have the theme “Give Your Heart to the Village.” The silent auction will support the neighborhood non-profit organization devoted to enabling Dupont Circle residents aged 50+ to remain in their homes and community as they grow older.
The Village, primarily through volunteers, aims to help residents retain their independence by providing help as needs arise regarding illness, disability, temporary hardship and home maintenance. Members of the Village pay an annual fee for access to the services and social events. Many local restaurants also offer discounts to members. There are currently 105 members of the Village.
Among the pledged items in the auction are Brunch for Two at Firefly Restaurant, One Week in a two-bedroom apartment in Le Marais District in Paris, three $100 certificates for Comfort One Shoes, and dinner with Tom Allen, author of Tories, the story of colonists who didn’t support the American Revolution.
“When we decided to hold a silent auction, we thought it could be an enjoyable way to combine fundraising and socializing. Now that I’ve seen the amazing range of items contributed for the auction, including a week’s stay in a Paris apartment, I’ve discovered our members and friends are vibrantly eclectic and am convinced it will be a great success. I hope your readers will join us.” — Iris Molotsky, chair of the Village’s Silent Auction Committee
The Village is also actively seeking volunteers to assist members. If you are available to run an errand, provide a ride to an appointment or even provide computer technical support, consider volunteering.
The silent auction is Friday, February 4, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and order forms are available from the Dupont Circle Village website.