Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Room 11, Coupe, Maple, Thip Khao & more donating profits to local nonprofits over Inauguration Weekend

This is pretty awesome: a group of DC bars and restaurants have joined to create All in Service DC, where they'll donate a portion of the proceeds over Inauguration Weekend to local nonprofits and charities: Mary's Center, Ayuda, Martha's Table, ThriveDCPlanned Parenthood, and others.

The idea was hatched by local restauranteurs who were looking for a way to show that local restaurants care about the community. They describe the effort:
ALL IN SERVICE DC celebrates DC’s diversity by giving back to local organizations that keep our community thriving.
This inauguration weekend, eat and drink in DC for good.

The events of the inauguration present a vital opportunity to serve our nation’s capital by creating inclusive spaces, in service not only to our guests, but also to our community. These are the fundamentals of hospitality, and it is in this spirit that we invite you to join us.
Different places will donate to different groups: in our area, the Coupe will be donating to Mary's Center, Room 11 to Martha's Table, and Maple to ThriveDC. Thip Khao's recipient isn't listed.

There are 18 total bars and restaurants participating right now donating to a number of groups outside of those listed above, too -- some nearby in Mt. Pleasant, Adams Morgan and U Street. And they're asking other local establishments to join too. The Washingtonian notes it's mainly apolitical but that some groups are giving to groups like Planned Parenthood and Human Rights Campaign too.

Sounds like a great opportunity to patronize local establishments while helping local groups.

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