Thursday, August 19, 2021

Get Out! Enjoy the Evening at Ivy & Coney and Help Afghan Refugees at the Same Time

 by Peggy Robin

The Event of the Week selected for the “Get Out” column is usually a fun fair, a performance, a sidewalk sale – something we think you’ll enjoy. This week, we hope you will enjoy drinks or a meal at Ivy and Coney, 1537 7th St NW, in Shaw, and we think you will enjoy it even more, knowing that 100 PERCENT of the proceeds tonight, will benefit HIAS, an immigrant resettlement nonprofit now working hard in the current crisis to help newly arrived Afghan refugees.

More about this in Eater DC and Washingtonian online.

If you can't make it to Ivy and Coney tonight but you want to help in other ways, there's no lack of opportunity. Lapis, the Afghan restaurant in Adams Morgan (1847 Columbia Road NW, corner of Mintwood Pl), is collecting household items for arriving families. Drop off is weekdays only, now through August 27, from 10am-5pm at Lapis -- and also at The Berliner Beer Hall, 3401 Water Street NW, 20007.

More info available on Instagram:  - swipe right to see lists of items accepted 

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area is another organization doing great work on this crisis. 

Everything is needed for people fleeing with just the clothes on their backs -- but money and gift cards allow for more flexibility in filling their needs. Volunteers are always welcome. Here's a news story from WJLA-7 about local organizations most active in this crisis:

Have a productive weekend, everyone!

The "Get Out" event of the week is a regular Thursday feature of the Cleveland Park Listserv and All Life Is Local.

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