At The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street, NW
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner and Presentation
With Master of Ceremonies
WAMU Radio Show Host
Honoring George & Harriet McDonald, founders of The Doe Fund (Ready, Willing & Able). Their vision and many years of successfully implementing programs that provide life-changing opportunities for thousands of homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals inspired the creation of Ready, Willing & Working in Washington, DC, and is what keeps us pushing for growth so we can serve many more who want and deserve a spot in our program.
This fabulous event will also feature a guest appearance by Elaine Roecklein, Ms. Classic American Woman 2010 and an introductory video by writer/producer Carl Kurlander (St. Elmo’s Fire, Saved by the Bell, etc.).
For more information, to buy tickets or to donate please visit http://www.magicandmiracles3.eventbrite.com
On March 26, 2010, Ready, Willing & Working, Inc. and The Doe Fund, Inc., in partnership with Building Partnerships, submitted a proposal to the District of Columbia for the lease, renovation and operation of a homeless shelter at The Gales School, 65 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.
If selected the dilapidated historic Gales School will be renovated to to the highest standards, and would be called the “Gales School Center for Opportunity.”
Ready, Willing & Working currently serves 20 homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals providing them with work opportunities and supportive services. Housed in the “Gales School Center for Opportunity” the program would be able to serve a greater number of individuals with a proven solution to ending homelessness and criminal recidivism.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
5 – 8 pm (Check-in starts at 3 pm)
After party at H Street Country Club
CAPITOL HILL – Whether you are a bicycle enthusiast or just like a good competition, Hill and Go Seek is for you. For a $20 entry fee, teams of two are invited to participate in this scavenger hunt style bicycle race hosted by the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District and CHAMPS – Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce.
Partnered with Capitol Hill Bikes, The Office of Tommy Wells, DDOT’s Capital Bikeshare and the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA), Hill and Go Seek will put the riders to the test – creatively and physically. Starting at 5 pm, teams will be given a list of ten points of interest throughout Capitol Hill. From Barracks Row to RFK Stadium, Eastern Market to the H Street Corridor – it is up to the riders to choose the best route between stops.
Points will be awarded for: completion speed; checkpoints completed; tasks completed; as well as other point-earning categories like creativity and participation using correct safety gear. Winners will be determined by greatest number of overall points, and will be announced at an after party hosted by the H Street Country Club.
Pre-registration is highly recommended and available online at www.hillandgoseek.eventbrite.com or at Capitol Hill Bikes (cash or check only) located at 719 8th Street SE.
Proceeds from Hill and Go Seek will benefit Ready, Willing & Working a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that empowers men to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism through a residential, paid-work rehabilitation program offering holistic programs and supportive services that allow individuals to achieve permanent self-sufficiency.