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Firefighters to Hold ‘Christmas in July’ Toy Drive at U Street Bar

by Courtney Brown July 27, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

DC Firefighters Burn Foundation members (Photo courtesy of Jason Woods)

Some local firefighters plan to bring a little Christmas spirit to the U Street corridor this evening, along with food and drink specials.

The DC Firefighters Burn Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping burn victims, has scheduled a “Christmas in July” toy drive on the second floor of the new Exiles Bar (1610 U St. NW) from 5 to 8 p.m. today, according to a Facebook event page.

The organization is looking for donations and toys for Children’s National Medical Center’s patients who are 16 years old or younger, foundation president Jason Woods said in an email. The group strives to “make their hospital stay a little more enjoyable,” he said.

If participants bring toys or donate $10, they will get $4 drink specials and $5 food specials.

“Why not come out and support a happy hour with a cause?” Woods said. “For only $10, you can enjoy a happy hour with friends . . . while helping children [who are] receiving treatment and care.”

Photo courtesy of Jason Woods

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