by Andrew Ramonas November 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm 0

Baby with a blanket (Photo via Facebook/Warmbabyproject)

Local knitters and crocheters are needed on U Street this weekend to help make blankets for babies who live at the D.C. General homeless shelter.

Off Road Indoor Cycling at 905 U St. NW is scheduled to host volunteer knitters and crocheters Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. as part of the DC Warm Baby Project. Organizers of the initiative look to make blankets for each of D.C. General’s 200 babies.

Experience with knitting and crocheting isn’t necessary to participate. Organizers also will supply yarn for free. But they encourage volunteers to make a $10 donation for supplies.

“Together we can give every baby something warm this winter to call their own,” DC Warm Baby Project’s Facebook page says.

Photo via Facebook/Warmbabyproject

by Borderstan.com February 12, 2013 at 8:30 am 0

DC Clean City is looking for volunteer members of the community to help provide an objective evaluation on the cleanliness levels of DC and of Ward 1, in particular.

borderstanLogoThe evaluation will take place on Wednesday, February 13, at 9:45 am at 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 400, and will end around 1 pm.

Those interested should email cleancity[AT]dc.gov or call 202-724-8967.

by Borderstan.com April 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Garrison School"

Neighborhood organizations, parents and friends of Garrison School pitched in Saturday, March 31, to do schoolyard spring maintenance.  (Tim Christensen)

Last Saturday, neighbors came together to lend a hand to Garrison Elementary School at 1200 S Street NW. Volunteers from Nellie’s Sports Bar, Anywhere Goes and the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) raked, weeded, mulched and shoveled away in the schoolyard from 10 am to 1 pm. Garrison serves students from pre-K through 5th Grade.

The group will head to Nellie’s Sport Bar (9th and U Streets NW) afterward for social time.

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by Borderstan.com March 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1,118 0

"Borderstan""Garrison Elemntary School"

Garrison Elementary School  on the 1200 block of S Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos).

Neighbors are coming together this Saturday, March 31, to lend a hand to Garrison Elementary School at 1200 S Street NW. Volunteers from Nellie’s Sports Bar, Anywhere Goes and the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) will rake, weed, mulch and shovel in the schoolyard from 10 am to 1 pm.

Want to pitch in? There’s plenty to do and no special skills are required. There will be water and lemonade to keep everyone hydrated. If you got ’em, bring gloves, shovels and/or rakes, but feel free to arrive empty-handed.

Garrison’s main entrance is on S Street between 12th and 13th Streets, but look for the volunteers behind the building. (And this being a school, they can always use a bag of books so here’s your chance to donate those old best-sellers to a worthy cause.) Garrison serves students from pre-K through 5th Grade.

This is a rain or shine event, and the organizers say, “You don’t have to come for the entire three hours.” The group will head to Nellie’s Sport Bar (9th and U Streets NW) afterward for social time.

For more information, contact Tony Watkins at [email protected].

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