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Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.) will donate 5% of its net proceeds for Tuesday, February 11, to three local service organizations: Glover Park Village, which seeks foster intergenerational volunteer support among neighbors; Healthy Living, Inc., which teaches classes in cooking simple, nutritious meals; and Friends of Guy Mason, which helps maintain and enhance the Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert St.). Volunteers for all three agencies will be on hand at the store all day to share information and answer questions.

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Brueggers Free CoffeeFrom opening until 2 pm on Thursday, November 7, Bruegger’s Bagels (2334 Wisconsin Ave.) will give one cup of free coffee to any patron who requests one. (Patrons will be encouraged to make a donation to support children’s hospitals.)

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From a website of Chipotle (2338 Wisconsin Ave.):

This Halloween, come into any Chipotle dressed in costume from 4 pm to close, and you’ll score a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos for just $3. All proceeds up to $1,000,000 will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply.

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On Friday, October 4, Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a walk-a-thon registration drive to benefit Friendship Place, a nonprofit human service agency in Northwest DC. From 4 to 8 p.m., you can learn more about the agency’s services and sign up to support it in this year’s Help the Homeless walking event. (If you can’t attend tonight, you can still support Friendship Place by visiting hthwalks.org.)

For more information about Friendship Place, contact Zachary Tobler at 202-431-7567 or ztobler@friendshipplace.org

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On October 11, the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a cocktail reception and fundraiser for Friends of Guy Mason, the nonprofit group that helps maintain the Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert St.).

Although Guy Mason is a city-run facility, Friends of Guy Mason augments what the government’s stretched budget is able to provide. In the past, the group has maintained the center’s tree canopy and fragrance garden; installed new playground equipment; and led community cleanup days. “We promise to continue to be strong advocates for the interests of students, faculty, and guests inside the building as well as all the outdoor users,” writes FOGM president Dan Melman in a statement to Glover Parkers. “As we build upon our past successes, we ask you to support us in our efforts to steward and improve our local treasure. We cannot do it without you.”

The October 11 event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $60 each and can be purchased at the Friends of Guy Mason website.

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On May 5th, revelers will leave Town Hall (2340 Wisconsin Ave.) by chartered bus to attend the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race. The $130 all-inclusive bus ticket covers refreshments on the bus, private catered tents with full bar at the race, and a private party at Town Hall upon the bus’s return. Free overnight parking is also included. Proceeds will benefit the DC homeless services agency SOME.

Tickets for the bus trip go on sale today at thgoldcup.eventbrite.com.

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To raise money for areas of the South devastated by this week’s tornadoes, Gin & Tonic (2408 Wisconsin) will be the site of a fundraiser for the Alabama Red Cross on Saturday April 30 at 9 p.m. The event, which will feature country music and a silent auction, is being hosted by six Southern state societies plus the local chapters of the Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and South Carolina university alumni clubs. A $5 or $10 donation at the door is requested.

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Glover Park Hardware (2251 Wisconsin Ave.) and its sister shops in D.C. and Baltimore are raffling off LCD HDTVs for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Children’s National Medical Center in DC. Donate $1 at the shop between now and March 28, and you’ll be entered to win. There’s no limit on the number of times you can enter, and for every 2,000 entries, they’ll add another TV.

The drawing is on March 29, the store’s blog notes, so “winner(s) can pick up the TV just in time to watch the Final 4 games in crystal clear LCD glory.”

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St. Luke’s Shelter (3655 Calvert St.), will host a free pre-Halloween pumpkin fest on Sunday, October 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event, to be held in the St. Luke’s Church courtyard across from Guy Mason, features pumpkin painting, games, baked goods, and “fun for all ages.” Though there’s no cover charge, donations are welcome. All proceeds will benefit the shelter, which helps formerly homeless men work toward independence.

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Hair Lounge at 2201 Wisconsin is offering $50 haircuts on Sunday, September 12, and donating 100% of the proceeds to the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Care Center.

And on Wednesday, September 15, SKIN Cosmetic Dermatology at 2233 Wisconsin, Suite 230, will donate 10% of the cost of all services performed to the Capital Breast Care Center.

Reported by Laurie England.

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