Week 1 Donors
Amore Learning: “A boutique education company focusing on inspiring a love of learning. With a commitment to teaching your children to love the learning process, thereby creating roots for a strong and successful lifelong education.”
Donated a Full Session of Enrichment Classes
Who doesn’t want that for their Child?!?
Pure Barre DC a boutique exercise studio with 45-50 minute total body workouts comprised of a series of low impact, isometric movements that are designed to produce results. You’ll use the ballet Barre and other light equipment as you move through class, focusing on different areas of your body. Your muscles will shake. You’ll get stronger with each class. And ultimately, you’ll rise above who you were yesterday. Precise. Proud. Balanced. Passionate.
Donated a One Month Unlimited Membership AND a Private Barre-ty taught by one of their toughest most experienced teachers, Missy Burlin!
Are you ready to Lift.Tone.Burn?!?
Wingos is one of our neighborhoods newest hotspots (but a DC favorite since 2002)
has a new restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue, it is Wingo’s second location with a modern design that has become a popular spot in the heart of Glover Park. Boasting a large sit-down area, 6 flat screen TV’s, two levels and two full service bars, Wingos Glover Park is a great place to catch the game with a buddy or the family.
Donated Four $50 Gift Cards!
Who else is having a sudden craving for wings?!
Week 2 Donors
SILVER is an New American Brasserie with a distinctive new shine. Led by award-winning chef, Ype Von Hengst, SILVER’s menu features contemporary American cuisine and healthier choices, influenced by the great brasseries from around the world. We specialize in offering a broad menu of contemporary favorites, seasonal specials, and healthier options, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. We serve the highest quality, freshest ingredients while supporting our community through partnerships with local farms and purveyors.
Donated Two $100 Gift Cards
I feel hungry, how about you?
Home Run Baseball Camp is an awesome local camp that run all summer long. This camp is unique in that they really strives to create an environment where full effort, respect for oneself and others along with learning to compete with passion and class are the order of the day. We open with the national anthem, tuck our shirts in, wear our hat correctly, practice hard and play two games a day. We make sure our campers are surrounded by good coaches who do their best each day to help every player grow and thrive. Ballplayers of any experience level are welcome
Donated One Full Week of Summer Camp!
This sounds like a Home Run!
Balance Gym is award winning gym right here in our neighborhood!!!
At Balance Gym, we inspire people to create balance within their lives by demonstrating how fitness can be fun and sustainable! We know there’s more to staying fit than just getting ‘regular’ exercise and that’s why we encourage our members to take full advantage of our sporting events, parties, and challenges you won’t find at any other health club in the DMV.
Donated A Three Month Passport Membership + Right Start Package
How are those New Year’s Resolutions going?!?
Week 3 Donors
Cactus Cantina is a fun, engaging, casual, family-friendly restaurant serving the best Tex-Mex specialties in the Washington Area. Lucky for us it’s just up the road and is always a family favorite!
DONATED: SIX $25 Gift Cards
Hmmmm, think of all the margaritas that could buy!!!
Tuckernuck at local Georgetown store where you can discover classic yet unique apparel and gifts, curated for a fun-filled life. At Tuckernuck, we want to feel unique, but classic and we value great quality. We love feeling stylish, but we don’t like being a slave to fashion, because we are constantly on the move. Most importantly, we love finding the fun in life… spending quality time with friends and family, embracing holidays with gusto, creating a beautiful home and satisfying our curious minds with travels, culture and humor.
DONATED: A private shopping event where our experienced stylists will piece together personalized outfits while you browse our curated collections, sip on champagne, indulge in treats, and mingle with friends And a $200 gift card
Who’s ready to sip & shop?!?
Next Level Lacrosse is committed to providing a terrific lacrosse experience that is intensely focussed on player development and character formation. Players at all levels will improve significantly through professional coaching and carefully designed training programs that stress proper technique and a tireless work ethic. Our expert coaches serve as role models and will strive to teach your son or daughter how to be a fearless leader, a selfless teammate, and a mature competitor.
DONATED: A Voucher for a Next Level Camp or Clinic- up to a $425 value
Who’s ready to have their kids LAX to the MAX?
CrossFit DC is a local gym that’s been serving the community since 2005. With two locations – one in NW and one in NE DC.
Our belief: You have amazing potential! Realizing this potential is hard work. Contrary to many signals in the fitness industry, there are no easy or short paths.
Our commitment to you: Challenging and skill-building workouts for all fitness levels. Attentive coaching. A supportive and inclusive team environment where you learn to safely turn your hard work into steady progress. We respect your health, time, and investment – no bs, no fads, no gimmicks.
Our invitation to you: Challenge yourself and believe in your potential. Support others. Have fun!
DONATED: 6 Month Unlimited CrossFit and Bootcamp Membership
With 2 Weeks Elements of CrossFit Course
I’m feeling fit just reading about this!
Week 4 Donors
The Flag Star Football league is the best. It’s fun. It’s high-energy. It’s the league we wanted as kids.
And we exist for two reasons: To Get Better. And Have Fun.
At the core of our organization, that’s what we’re about. We’re about positive coaches who love teaching. We’re about supportive parents and compassionate referees.
We’re about low-pressure environments where kids can just play!
DONATED: Flag Football Party – 90 Minutes for 6-20 Kids
Down. Set. BID.
Total Wine & More is America’s Wine Superstore! The country‘s largest independent retailer of fine wine. We’re passionate about wine, and know many of our customers feel the same way. So we are committed to offering the nation’s best wine selection, with an emphasis on fine wines. Our store carries more than 8,000 different wines from every wine- producing region in the world; more than 2,500 beers, from America‘s most popular brands to hard-to-find microbrews and imports and more than 3,000 different spirits in every style and price range.
DONATED: Private Wine Class for 20
“Wine is the only artwork you can drink” – Luis Fernando Olaverri.
Maydan Restaurant DC wants you to have a different approach to dining: one that’s about the food, but also the love, respect, and traditions that go into each dish. When you enter our town square—our “Maydān”—we want you to feel a sense of wonder. We want you to forget what you know and be ready to explore. And we’ll be there with you for every bite. You’ll feel like you’ve met new friends—a new family—who will guide you through the square to a table full of dishes. Dips, spreads, salads, condiments, roasted and grilled meats, and seafood coming together in unison.
See you in our Maydān soon, we’ll be waiting for you!
DONATED: $100 Gift Card
Now that sounds like a wonderful culinary experience!
Children’s Art Studio is founded on the belief that children reap tremendous emotional, developmental and intellectual gains from making art and that this opportunity should be made available to all. Small class size, thoughtful instruction and the inventive use of high quality materials is what it is all about.
DONATED: ONE WEEK of Art Camp
All in for the ARTS
Week 5 Donors
The goal of Headfirst Summer Camp is simple – to provide an environment of growth for kids through sports, fun and play. We believe summer camp is a place for kids to try new things, stretch themselves and test their limits. In fact, we aim to inspire each and every camper to push themselves just a little bit harder than they did the day before.
DONATED: ONE WEEK OF SUMMER CAMP
Take me back to Summer Camp
The Kimpton Glover Park Hotel is our neighborhood hotel. It offers the best of all worlds — approachable luxury that puts you in close proximity to downtown DC, yet in a calming, walkable neighborhood near Embassy Row and American University and Georgetown University . Perched on a hill that gives sweeping views of the Potomac River and National Mall, the hotel pays homage to nearby Rock Creek Park with its naturally inspired design by renowned artist Michele Oka Doner.
DONATED: ONE NIGHT’S STAY
Seems like a perfect solution for when the In-laws come to visit
Zengo Cycle is a full-body, cycle-centric workout for your body and mind that will Rock Your Day. With the tunes rocking and the lights down low, your legs are always pedaling, always engaged, while your upper body moves to the beat, keeping the core, obliques, and triceps tight. Invigorating and inspiring, the experience is zen but mostly go, delivering hard core cardio and strength training in less than an hour.
DONATED: FIVE CLASS PASSES
Who’s ready to sweat?!?
Stone Tower Winery is a family-owned and-operated winery, where our premium wines and magnificent views are equally matched by impeccable hospitality. Working with a team of top-notch viticulturists, soil specialists and oenologists, we’ve created over 50 acres of stunning vineyards of classic French varietals on our 206 acre property atop Hogback Mountain in Leesburg, Virginia. Our commitment to authentic quality and stewardship of the land is reflected in every aspect of our process. From bud to grape to bottle, this attention to detail allows us to create spectacular wines.
DONATED: VINEYARD AND WINE TASTING TOUR FOR SIX
Sounds like a perfect Sunday Funday to me
Week 6 Donors
SALAMANDER RESORT AND SPA : Is a timeless destination, located in historic Middleburg, Virginia. This quintessential town is steeped in equestrian traditions, and easily accessible to Washington, D.C. The Forbes Five-Star resort is the ultimate place of discovery and the epitome of luxury, combining artfully designed facilities with unparalleled experiences, all resting on 340-acres framed by Blue Ridge Mountains, lush vineyards and horse farms.
DONATED: One Night’s Stay AND Two 50 Minute Well Being Massages
I for one am bidding on this one, I Wanna Get AWAY!
JUST FOR KIDS DC : Coach John Jenkins grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, a small town where there were ample places to run, play and work off some energy. John started his journey by getting his Personal Training Certificate and becoming a P.T. at Georgetown’s Definitions Gym. He quickly realized there was a need for children to be taught the importance of being physically fit at an early age. Over a thousand children have participated in Just for Kids programs since its creation in September of 2002, and Coach John hopes to see many more! He knows that an active child is a happier, healthier child!
DONATED: A One Hour Birthday Party
Next Kids Birthday Party: Done & Done
BARCELONA CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS : The cuisine is clean and rustic, with tapas shaped by Mediterranean, Spanish, and South American influences. Nearly 400 wines are featured on the wine list.
DONATED: Dinner for Two
Have you TRIED there Patatas Bravas?!?
CORE POWER YOGA : Inside our yoga fitness studios, something amazing is happening. With this high intensity workout, you’ll push past physical boundaries with an open mind and a beating heart, turning doubt into security, strangers into friends and stress into sweat.
DONATED: One Month Unlimited Membership
Can you say, Namaste!
FREED PHOTOGRAPHY: Our work speaks for itself. Voted Best in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine the past 8 years running. Winner of the Best Photography Award by the International Special Events Society for the past 6 years.
Our Team. Our people are the difference. We start with world class photography but we don’t stop there. Designing a beautiful album is not as easy as some people would have you believe. Nor does a cookie cutter, template approach to design get you the album of your dreams. Our designers work with you every step of the way. If there is anything as good as our photography, it’s our service.
DONATED: Two Studio Family Portrait Sessions With 8×10 Print
You need to capture these fleeting moments!
Week 7 Donors
The Graham Hotel : Where cultured sophistication meets modern luxury in one of the most refined residential hotels in Georgetown DC. Named after famous Georgetown resident Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, our Georgetown hotel draws inspiration from Bell’s inventiveness and consummate poise, offering a mix of innovative style and gracious service that fit naturally with the spirit of the neighborhood. Retreat to one of our hotel’s 57 guestroom and suites, stylish and spacious with luxurious residential comforts and amenities designed for the most discerning guest.
DONATED: ONE NIGHTS STAY IN A KING DELUXE ROOM
Staycation here I come!!!
RAKU ASAIN DINING: A wonderful neighborhood addition at Cathedral Heights. Raku is delicious Japanese, Chinese and Thai food served in a bustling spot with hanging colorful paper umbrellas. Awesome outdoor seating available as well!
DONATED: $100 Gift Card
Are you more of a Sushi or Sashimi person?!?
Liberty Mountain Resort: Satisfy your sense of adventure, and the other five too!
See the breathtaking views from the top of our snow-blanketed slopes, and be inspired to conquer them. Hear the surrounding laughter as a snow tube whisks you down the hill at Boulder Ridge. Smell the signature aromatics at Laventide Salon and Day Spa lulling you into total relaxation. Taste a wide range of food and craft beers from the creative comforts of Eagle & The Owl to the finer edge at Ike’s Chophouse. At the end of the day, feel the crisp, clean sheets in your room at the Liberty Hotel and know you satisfied more than just your sense of adventure!
DONATED: TWO Learn to Ski and Snowboard Packages
Who’s ready to Shred the Gnar
BADLANDS: Inspired by Nature. Powered by Play.
Badlands is a nature-inspired play space designed with the whole family in mind. Our 30,000 square foot facility provides opportunities for families to grow together and for children to learn through both active and passive play, risk-taking, and mindfulness. Parents can work with their children designing and creating in the Workshop or relax in the café while the kids explore the open play area, climb the mountain, or tinker with a new tool. At Badlands, kids will discover new skills, have fun, and stretch their imaginations.
DONATED: Four Tickets to NERF NIGHT with Dinner
File this under: “how to be a fun mom”
WEEK EIGHT DONATIONS LOOK GREAT!
The Washington Nationals: Our local professional baseball team based here in DC.
The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division.
Mary Cheh, our Ward 3 Council Member, Graciously Donated: Two Suite Tickets and a Parking Pass to Monday, April 29th game against The St. Louis Cardinals
Let’s Root Root Root for the HOME TEAM!
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: Life Experiences. These are the things you’ve always wanted to do, but just didn’t have the access or the time to do them. At Nemacolin, we bring those experiences to you. From off-road driving, animal safaris and zip lines to fine-dining, spa treatments and golf, the only thing missing is the ocean… but we are working on that. The vision and dream have been realized, so we strive each day to bring something new – something fresh – to your experience.
DONATED: $250 Gift Certificate
Trust me on this: You will LOVE this place!
Acuri DC: Neighborhood pizzeria and bar, wood oven pizza, cocktails and live music at the Cello Room.
DONATED: A Group Dinner (Including 1 Bottle of Wine, 2 Salads 2 Pizzas 2 Pastas and Dessert)
Who else is suddenly craving Italian?!?
Mathnasium: When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 800+ centers in the US and Canada
DONATED: Two visits to the center in Cathedral Heights.
E= MC Sign me up…
Week Nine Donations Are Looking Fine!
Great Wolf Lodge: Great Wolf Lodge is North America’s premier indoor water park resort. The fun begins in the resort’s massive indoor water park. Complete with high thrill water attractions like the six story Howlin’ Tornado and unique Slideboarding game waterslide along with family favorites like the River Canyon Run and Slap Tail Pond wave pool, there truly is something for everyone.
The fun continues once guests leave the water park. The all-suite resort features spacious accommodations complete with in-room refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine. Themed suites and premium suites also offer additional sleeping options for families.
DONATED: One Nights Stay in a Deluxe Family Suite 4 Water Park Passes and $250 Gift Card
Talk about perfect forced family fun!
Blues Alley: Not all bars in Georgetown are worth your time. Blues Alley is one that definitely is. True to its name, this is a jazz/blues club in a hidden alley in between dumpsters and a vacant garage. The inside looks like a spot where Jerry might do stand-up during an episode of Seinfeld, and it’s overall a cool, intimate place for a date. Just get some food beforehand – this place is more about the music and the drinks.
DONATED: Eight Entry Tickets
Now this sounds coooool!
The history of Parisian tea rooms is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family. It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a man from France’s southwest, created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. Ladurée is a veritable celebration of sweets and pastry innovations. The first stateside boutique and tea salon opened in 2011 on New York’s Madison Avenue. Ladurée now has 8 locations across the United States, and we are so fortunate that one is located in Washington, D.C.
DONATED: Tea For FOUR
At MINT you can experience a complete cardiovascular equipment. The equipment is kept meticulously clean so that you can focus on getting the most out of your workout. Free fresh-ground coffee on-demand, chilled mint and eucalyptus infused face cloths. With several class studios between two locations and over 180 classes per week, you’ll never be at a loss when it comes to keeping your fitness routine fresh.
DONATED: TWO 6 MONTH Family Membership which includes Childcare!
Now who wants to get in shape and have free childcare?!