Registration for Bike to Work Day 2017 is now open! On Friday, May 19th, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Riders who register for this free event will become eligible for raffle prizes and receive a free t-shirt to commemorate the event.
The Capitol Hill BID will host a pit stop at the Eastern Market Metro plaza from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Do you live in or bike through Capitol Hill on your way to work? Register for our pit stop here. There will be special giveaways and refreshments from local sponsors at the event as well. For questions or additional information, please contact Michelle Valeri at 202-842-3333 ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week, one of our clean team members, James, found a wallet on the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue. We were able to track its owner down and she was kind enough to write the following in a thank-you letter to James.
"Dear Mr. Fye,
I am the owner of the wallet that you found while cleaning the street along the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue on Monday. I want to express my profound gratitude for your honesty and thoughtfulness in safeguarding it and turning it in to Mr. Lee so it could be returned to me.
When I discovered it was missing, I was very upset and concerned that someone could have accessed my bank account and charged my credit card, and I just hoped that someone with integrity might have found it. I am so glad that it turned out that you were the one who found it because you clearly have great integrity and a kind, respectful heart.
I am a mom of three small boys, from 4 months to 4 years old, so, in addition to being worried about someone using my bank card or credit card, I was concerned about how I would find the time to replace all the other cards that were in my wallet, including my driver’s license, membership cards, and SmarTrip card. I told my sons about how sad I was that I had lost my wallet. Then, when I learned from Mr. Lee that you had found it and given it to him to return to me, I also told them that a nice, honest person had found my wallet and made it possible for me to get it back. I hope that my sons grow to have your integrity and kind heart, and would act just as you have done to help a stranger.
I greatly appreciate your actions in helping return my wallet – thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
The 2017 Cluster Rocks! Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, March 25, 8-11 p.m., at One Eight Distilling, 1135 Okie Street N.E. This is one of the Capitol Hill Cluster School's biggest events, raising money for their three campuses and attended by hundreds of parents, faculty, and community members. The evening is filled with great food, exciting auction items, fun music, and lots of dancing.
All proceeds from the 2017 Cluster Gala and Auction directly benefit the 3 campuses of the Capitol Hill Cluster School - Peabody Primary, Watkins Elementary and Stuart-Hobson Middle School - in the heart of Washington, DC. Thanks in advance for your support!
Click here to buy tickets and click here for more information on the auction!