Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Chaider to the Masses

Since it's still cold, let me introduce you to "Chaider," which is exactly what it sounds like: chai + hot cider. Oh deliciousness! Thank you, Coastal Roasters, for the neat little Chaider discovery. (Coastal Roasters is essentially the coffee shop in Tiverton. Mom, I need another pound of coffee ps.)

Recently I've tried to convert local places like Baked & Wired and Greenberry's. Sadly, Greenberry's doesn't have chai tea. Which is weird... But Baked & Wired really made my day a few weeks ago when it was cold and yucky and their chaider? It was pretty boss.

I'm considering carrying around chai tea bags just in case I'm in a hot cider bind.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

$10 is less than 3 Starbucks lattes...

H E L P U S W I N A $5 0 , 0 0 0 G R A N T !

Hands on DC is participating in America's Giving Challenge, presented by the Case Foundation and Parade magazine. The four US-focused charities that receive the most unique donors through their badge by January 31 will receive $50,000 for their cause. We just entered the challenge and are off to a great start. We need your help!!

The charities with the most unique donations (not most money) wins, so all we need is a $10 donation. Please donate now (click "Donate" on the left) and encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to donate as well. We are proud to represent the great volunteers of Washington, DC, in this competition, and we will work hard to win this $50,000 grant for our district's children.

That's me painting a sweet mural of the memorials last year. (http://handsondc.org to find out what it's all about.)