Save the Date for Ready, Willing & Working’s 7th Annual Magic & Miracles Benefit on December 4, 2014

MM7_SavetheDateSave the Date for Ready, Willing & Working’s 7th Annual Magic & Miracles Benefit on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at The Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street, NE.

This year’s event is sure to be fabulous with WAMU 88.5 Talk Show Host Kojo Nnamdi as Master of Ceremonies. It will also be featuring foods from top local restaurants, an open bar, live music, silent auction and special video presentation.

Do not miss this magical and inspiring event! More details to follow.

Can’t attend but want to make tax-deductible donation to Ready, Willing & Working? Visit our donations page.

Join Us at Trattoria Alberto This Tuesday, August 26 to Celebrate and Support RWW!

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Join The Capitol Hill BID in Celebration of their IDA Achievement Award and

Dine Out for the Ready, Willing & Working Program!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Trattoria Alberto (506 8th Street, SE)
5:00PM – 9:00PM

Join The Capitol Hill BID at Trattoria Alberto in Celebration of their IDA Achievement Award for the Ready, Willing & Working Program!  Stop by for a piece of cake and a hand shake – Stay for dinner, and a portion of your tab will go directly to support Ready, Willing & Working!

Your tax-deductible donations (cash, check or credit card) are also appreciated. Donations will go directly to support the “Men in Blue” who receive services through RWW that help them to remain clean, sober and housed; become responsible citizens, and fathers to their children.

If you’re planning to dine, please call Trattoria Alberto and make a reservation. Let them know you’re supporting RWW! 202-544-2007

We hope to see you there!

Shop at AmazonSmile and Support Ready, Willing & Working!

AmazonSmileRWWThese days, nearly everyone shops on Amazon.com, so why not help support Ready, Willing & Working at the same time?

Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization started by the Capitol Hill BID in 2008 to empower men to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism through a paid-work rehabilitation program offering holistic programs and supportive services that allow individuals to achieve permanent self-sufficiency. The “men in blue” you see on Capitol Hill everyday are all participants in the RWW program.

By clicking the button above, 0.5% of the purchases you make from smile.amazon.com will help support support RWW. Every little bit helps! Every .5% makes a difference in the work we do to end homelessness here in Washington, DC.

RWW’s 12th Street Clean Team Featured In Ward 5 Neighborhood Blog

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12th Street Clean Team Member Norbert Taylor – Photo by Christina Scheltema

Ward 5’s neighborhood blog, Heartbeat, published a story about the RWW program and how it has helped formerly homeless and incarcerated men like Norbert get back on their feet through meaningful employment and supportive services. Please click the link below to read the story. http://www.ward5heartbeat.org/news/ready-willing-working-teams-keep-ward-5-clean/

Click here to find out how you can contribute to the Ready, Willing & Working program by providing a hand up, not a hand out.

Re-post: RWW Scam Alert

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We’ve received several calls over the last few weeks regarding a homeless individual in Downtown Washington, DC who has been asking people for money to enter our Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) program. The young man is claiming he had spent some time in local federal prisons and was now trying to get into the RWW program.  He said it required him to raise around $185.00 and is asking people for the money to help him out. According to witnesses, he was well spoken, polite and a good communicator.

RWW does not require homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals to pay money to get into our program. If you come across this individual, please do not give him any money and contact RWW President Patty Brosmer at 202-842-3333 ext. 11 or pbrosmer@rwwdc.org.

Brookland Bridge Blog Welcomes RWW to the Neighborhood

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Above: 12th Street Clean Team Supervisor Antoine Walker stays warm and dry while cleaning the business corridor. 

The Capitol Hill BID was recently awarded two new maintenance service contracts through the District’s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). This allowed for the expansion of the Ready, Willing & Working program into the 12th Street business corridor as well as North Capitol Main Street.

The 12th Street business corridor is located in the Brookland neighborhood of northeast Washington. RWW was featured in their neighborhood blog, The Brookland Bridge. Below is a link to the article about the new 12th Street Clean Team.

http://brooklandbridge.com/8603/12th-street-clean-team-begins-work-thanks-to-ready-willing-working-and-cm-mcduffie/

Thank you Brookland/12th Street for supporting your new Ready, Willing & Working clean team! It’s our pleasure to serve you!

The 6th Annual Magic & Miracles Honors Phil Truluck & The Heritage Foundation

The 6th Annual Magic & Miracles Benefit for Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) was held on Thursday, December 5th at The Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street, NE. It was an inspiring evening filled with fabulous food, dozens of silent auction items, as well as friends and supporters of RWW. The event honored Phil Truluck and The Heritage Foundation for their support of the program since its inception in 2008. Below is a video honoring Phil and The Heritage Foundation. Produced by Matthew McClain and Pete Couste.

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Fabulous Silent Auction Items Ready for the Bidding!

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Ready, Willing & Working is gearing up for The 6th Annual Magic & Miracles benefit on Thursday, December 5th at The Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street, NE. (Buy your tickets here!) Many local businesses have generously donated items for the event’s silent auction. It will be one of the highlights of the evening so don’t miss out!

A special thanks to our Silent Auction Chair, Linda Brekke who has also contributed many pieces of her gorgeous handmade jewelry to the event, along with hand-painted vases and stemware.

Please show your gratitude by patronizing these businesses for their support of Magic & Miracles:

Bike and Roll DC

Bouvier International

Capitol Hill Bikes

Dawn Price Baby

Edible Arrangements

Forecast

Hill’s Kitchen

Homebody

Jeff Lubin Studio

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

Michael Anthony Salon

Mindful Restaurants (Acqua al 2, Ghibellina, & Harold Black)

New Life Wellness Center

Tracy and Company

Two (2) Tickets to Porgy and Bess at The National Theatre

Two Tickets to Any Performance at The Strathmore Theatre

Washington Capitals

Washington Nationals

Washington Redskins

Zest Bistro

There’s still time to donate to our silent auction! Contact kmaslar@capitolhillbid.org or 202-842-3333 ext. 10 for more information or to donate an item(s).

Purchase Your Tickets to Magic & Miracles Today!

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Tickets to the 6th Annual Magic & Miracles are on sale now at: http://rwwdc.eventbrite.com/

In the six years since we started Ready, Willing & Working, we’ve helped dozens of men become productive, taxpaying citizens, and fathers to their children through paid work opportunities. Most will never sleep in a shelter or be incarcerated again.

Experience the Magic of Opportunity and the Miracle of the Human Spirit at the

6th Annual “Magic & Miracles,” an Evening Benefiting Ready, Willing & Working

The Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street, NE

Washington, DC

6:00-9:00pm

With Washington Wizards Television Announcer

Steve Buckhantz as Master of Ceremonies

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Honoring

Phil Truluck and The Heritage Foundation

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Walk the Red Carpet!

Open Beer and Wine Bar

Music by Synchronicity

Food Selections by Belga Café, Cava Mezze, Zest Bistro and MK Catering
Featuring “Ex-Con Chili” – a special recipe by Patty Brosmer and favored by the “men in blue”

Local singing sensation 15 year-old Adalia Jimenez

Silent Auction including Washington Capitals and Wizards tickets, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

National Capital Bank, Nancy Squires and The Squires Group, Capitol Hill BID and Capitol Hill Exxon

Media Sponsor

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Honorary Host Committee (confirmed to date)

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, United States Congress

The Honorable Saxby Chambliss, United States Congress

The Honorable John Conyers Junior, United States Congress

The Honorable Vincent Gray, Mayor, District of Columbia

The Honorable Marion Barry, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable David Catania, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Jack Evans, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Jim Graham, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Phil Mendelson, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Vincent Orange, District of Columbia Council

The Honorable Tommy Wells, District of Columbia Council

George McDonald, Founder and President of The Doe Fund

Harriet McDonald, Executive Vice President of The Doe Fund

RWW Scam Alert

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We’ve received several calls over the last few weeks regarding a homeless individual in Downtown Washington, DC who has been asking people for money to enter our Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) program. The young man is claiming he had spent some time in local federal prisons and was now trying to get into the RWW program.  He said it required him to raise around $185.00 and is asking people for the money to help him out. According to witnesses, he was well spoken, polite and a good communicator.

RWW does not require homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals to pay money to get into our program. If you come across this individual, please do not give him any money and contact RWW President Patty Brosmer at 202-842-3333 ext. 11 or pbrosmer@rwwdc.org.

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