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Give to the Max on 11/9/2011 and support the Greater Washington Nonprofits!

Give To The Max Day - Greater Washington Fundraising
It’s that time of year!  It is time to thank our blessings for what we have and to share what we can.  Starting at midnight on Wednesday, November 9, local residents will donate online to help raise millions of dollars for local nonprofits as part of the first annual Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington.

Give to the Max Day is a massive one-day regional online fundraiser that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area.  As part of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, nonprofits large and small can earn their share of $125,000 in cash awards, including up to $25,000 for nonprofits with the most individual donors and the most money donated.  Click HERE for a list of places to search for!

Consider donating to Miriams Kitchen.

Miriam’s Kitchen provides free, homemade meals and high-quality support services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year in the Nation’s Capitol, Washington, DC. Their core programs are meals, case management, Miriam’s Studio, and Miriam’s Cafe.

There are more than 6,500 homeless individuals living on the streets of Washington, DC on any given night. Of those, more than 2,000 are considered chronically homeless–meaning they are living with a physical or mental disability and have been homeless for at least one year, or multiple times over the past few years. These individuals often live with severe mental illness, chronic substance abuse and/or severe health problems. Their quality of life is diminished and their life expectancy is cut short. They are struggling to survive.  Miriam’s Kitchen is there to help.

Please consider donating to a non-profit tomorrow 11/9/11. Which non-profits do you like to donate to?

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Happy New Year! and Donations!

Happy New Year!  I’m so excited even though the weather today isn’t the prettiest it sure is nice to to be home and rest with the family.   Plus we are going to make my version of the Starbucks Ginger Bread Latte!  Cheers!

I just wanted to send a quick reminder to everyone that it is Dec 31st, which means you should complete any 2009 donations today!   There are so many charities that need help and even it is a, $1 or $5 it is so appreciated by those that don’t have much.   Plus, most charities are tax-deductible which can help with 2009 taxes.  Giving is worth it!

Happy New Year!

Img Source:  Justin Newitter

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Free School or Office Supplies!

CVS and Staples are having a lot of free or cheap school or office supplies.  It is that time of year again!  Plus, you donate some of them too.   In our area, so many schools need supplies more than ever.  It is so helpful for parents and volunteers to help their teachers and students out.


Click HERE for the Staples ad.

A couple things to note about the Staples ad the 1 cent items are only through Wednesday.

The best part is if you buy all of the $1 items and the 1 cent items you should reach the $20 min for the coupon. So, after the 2 paper 3.68 rebates and the $5 coupon it should cost about $7.64!

Plus, make sure you use or get the staples reward card which is free to apply for. You get some perks too.


Click HERE for the CVS freebies from!

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Belmont Bay – Occoquan River Communities – 5/2/09

There is no shortage of things to do in Belmont Bay this weekend! Come out and enjoy the spring weather and renew neighborhood ties.

We kick off Saturday, May 2nd with an Adopt a Stream clean up of the community! Meet us at the marina at 9 a.m. to have some fun while making Belmont Bay even more beautiful. The prize categories always keep us guessing right up to the last minute.

The Adopt a Stream clean up is followed by the Belmont Bay site activities for the Occoquan River Festival at the marina pavilion (rain date for Festival is 05/03). There will be something for everyone to enjoy! For the music lovers – bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in on a grassy spot by our pavilion to listen to the great country-rock sounds of “Sweetwater”. For the food enthusiasts – Dixie Bones will join us again to offer mouthwatering dishes of ribs, pulled pork and chicken and all the delicious sides to go with it. Osprey’s Landing Restaurant will host a Crab fest, offering sumptuous, large steamed Maryland crabs. For the young and young at heart – we’ll have pony rides, a petting zoo, a moon bounce, festival concessions and for those of all ages that love a thrill – the Acro-Spring, a sensational trampoline/bungee ride one will not soon forget! For the recreational sport fans – we’ll have a “Wet & Wild Wheels Show” featuring Boats, ATVs, Jet skis, and Motorcycles. Osprey’s Landing Golf Course is hosting free Golf Clinics, Pro-Shop discounts and a Golf Putting Contest – free Year Membership at Osprey’s Landing Golf Course to the winner!

In addition, we’ll have various vendors offering all sorts of wonderful goodies, wine tastings from Potomac Point Winery, and 30-minute River Boat Tours hosted by George Mason University. Water taxi and bus service will be available at Belmont Bay for those that wish to visit the other locations that are simultaneously celebrating in this fantastic festival. You can also stay updated on any activities that may be added to the event schedules at the various locations by logging onto . We hope to see you there!

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IHOP – Free Pancakes on 2/24/2009!

I just saw an ad about this on TV a moment ago.   Check it out!  Free pancakes!

Per their website:

Join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., we’ll give you one free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes. All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities.

There is a limit of one free short stack per guest.  The offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount.

Also I learned on the website:

Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products…hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday.

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly two million dollars to support charities in the communities in which it operates. With your help, we hope to raise $1,000,000 for Children’s Miracle Network in 2009!”