Category Archives: Good Deeds
We were strolling around the neighborhood over the weekend and, judging by the wide range of goods next to their trash cans, lots of folks have clearly been doing some Spring/ early Summer cleaning.
If you have already finished your Spring cleaning – well done!
BUT, if you haven’t had a chance to start/ or are still in the process, please consider dropping off some of your “stuff” to the goodwill, instead of trashing it. For instance, we saw a large pile of sports equipment near some trash cans in the Battery Park area and my guess is that much of that could be sold by the local goodwill shop. When decent quality and appropriate stuff is donated to good will, their are has 3 benefits:
1. people can buy inexpensive, but good quality “stuff”
2. money is raised for charity
3. Less stuff in land fills – hurrah!
Friends, just wanted to give a quick shout out to the folks at Bethesda Central Farmers market. We were there over the weekend and enjoyed some lovely food and coffee. Here is a list of vendors fyi. Cheers!
We just wanted to congratulate all the staff and volunteers involved with the Children’s Inn on the opening of the new park facility. It will be an important addition for the sick kids getting treatment at NIH. The Inn’s CEO,Kathy L. Russell, noted in a release :
“The Inn is extremely grateful to all our supporters who helped donate and build the new park and play area…Our mission is to provide a safe, comforting environment for children and their families. Your generosity and kindness has allowed us to fulfill that mission.”
Friends – there is a meeting at the Bethesda Green office next week for anyone interested in volunteering. Check it out or for more info . email Bethesda Green Communications Director Dave Heffernan, email@example.com.
Just saw that the Bethesda Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA Bethesda) announced their next annual Gala in support of the Children’s Inn at NIH. The gala, it seems, is the largest fundraiser for the Inn.
For those of you not familiar with the Inn it is a privately funded hospitality house at NIH. Its mission is to provide a “home away from home” for their seriously ill young residents. Details of the annual fundraiser are as follows:
Date: April 14, 2012
Time:6:30 pm. – Midnight
Location: Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, Va. 22102
More info can be found at www.childrensinngala.org/
Have you been to this event before? Do you know much about the Children’s Inn? Please feel free to share your thoughts below!
This Saturday (The 17th), from 3pm-5pm, the Bus 52 team and our supporters will be at the Harp & Fiddle in Bethesda. Please feel free to stop by and say hello and learn about the project.The Harp & Fiddle (Flanagans) has been a Bethesda institution for years – come by and share a pint, have a soda, or grab some grub, and listen to us talk your ears off about how excited we are about Bus 52.Thank you so much for your interest, do pass this note along to anyone else you feel might be interested.See you Saturday!Robert
Bethesda Green will be holding their First Thursday Happy Hour at Vapiano’s — HURRAH!!
Hope you can make it!
First Thursday Happy Hour
March 3, 5 – 8 pm
Enjoy Casual Conversation and Social Networking
Vapiano Bethesda 4900 Hampden Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
P. 301-215-7013 F. 301 215-7016 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hear about Bethesda Green’s community outreach plans
- Enjoy stromboli, bruschetta, antipasti and a wide variety of
- Happy-hour-priced beer, wine and specialty drinks
- Raffle for Vapiano gift cards
Special thanks to our sponsor, Clean Currents.
Maryland and DC can choose to support wind power through their electricity bill
at a competitive rate by switching to Clean Currents. For each
person who makes the switch and mentions Bethesda Green, $10 will be
donated to the organization. Attend this Happy Hour and learn how easy
and affordable it can be to go green at home. If you bring your
utility account number you can even sign up on the spot! Already a
customer? Be proud to be wind powered and pick up a free yard sign!
Friends, looks like Bethesda Green have picked a super location for their first Thursday happy hour in December. The event will be held at Redwood (hurrah!) and should be a lot of fun. Here are the details:
Lighting the Way to a Greener Community!
Kick off the holiday season with an evening of casual conversation and networking with Bethesda Green and Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light. We’ll mark the second night of Hanukkah — the Jewish festival of lights — by sharing the extraordinary work local congregations are doing to save energy and go green.
Help raise funds for Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light, which helps local congregations of many traditions to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change. And support Bethesda Green as we enter our fourth year of lighting the way towards a local model for sustainable living.
* Meet Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light Director Joelle Novey, and learn from green team leaders in Bethesda’s diverse congregations
* Enjoy complimentary vegetarian appetizers
* Happy Hour drink specials
Contribution: $10 at the door will support the good work of Bethesda Green and Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light to light the way towards a greener community.
Redwood will also contribute 10% of sales.
Redwood features a seasonal menu rooted in American Tradition, showcasing mid-Atlantic ingredients, with organic and sustainable produce whenever possible.