Category Archives: Fundraising

Thank you. Thank you very much!

We had quite a nice turn out for the youth fundraiser on Thursday evening, despite the rain. So far we have raised $3,268.53 for kids here in Trinidad!!

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Thank you to everyone that contributed. We could not have been successful without your contributions, no matter the amount, your invitations to friends and neighbors, and your social media postings.

TNA would also like to thank Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, Mother Rucker’s Subs, and Crunk Cakes for providing food and drinks at the event and DJ Tony T for spinning tunes.

If you could not attend yesterday and would still like to contribute, there is a PayPal link set up for online donations. You can help push us over the $3,500 mark!

All funds will be used directly for purchase of materials for youth here in Trinidad. We will update you throughout the year as funds are expended.

Thank you again!

JVLHC Youth Fundraiser Tomorrow – Rain or Shine

The skies are a bit gloomy but TNA will hold the Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Youth Programs Fundraiser tomorrow. We will be indoors so don’t let potential rain keep you away!

Doors open at 6 pm at 1103 Bladensburg Road NE. Join us for uplifting conversation and music for a good cause. Donations can be made in advance or at the door (credit card, cash, or check).

Questions about the fundraiser or the youth programs? Write to us at

See you tomorrow!

Coffee Day Pledge

Happy National Coffee Day!

For less than the price of one cup of coffee per month over the course of a school year, you can support kids in Trinidad with access to materials for after school programs, camps, sports equipment, and learning tools. Help keep our kids occupied after school in safe environments to learn and to play by contributing to the youth program fund.


Trinidad Neighborhood Association is holding its 8th annual fundraiser for youth programs this Thursday at Jimmy Valentine’s, 1103 Bladensburg Rd NE. For a suggested $20 donation at the door, you will receive 3 drink tickets complements of Jimmy Valentine’s, subs provided by Mother Rucker’s, Crunk Cakes, and music provided by DJ Tony T. Doors open at 6 pm and the event continues until 10 pm.

Want to skip the line at the door? Donations can be made in advance at Event Brite. You may also contribute (cash or credit card) at the door. Want to support the youth but are unable to attend on Thursday evening? You can use the Event Brite link to make a donation.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.

It’s Almost Here!

There are just a few days until the 8th Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Fundraiser for Youth Programs!

Where: 1103 Bladensburg Rd NE

When: Thursday, October 1st

Time: Doors open at 6 pm; event continues until 10 pm

Donation:  $20 minimum but greater contributions are always welcome! This is the one fundraiser a year to help our youth. Funds are paid directly to the 501(c)3 account for use on youth programs in Trinidad at Wheatley Education Campus and the Trinidad Recreation Center.

What: 3 drink tickets from Jimmy Valentine’s, food from Mother Rucker’s Subs and Crunk Cakes, music with DJ Tony T, and conversation with Trinidad, Ward 5 and DC residents.

Additional information about the event can be found at these links.

Donations can be made at the door or in advance with EventBrite.

Our Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Fundraiser for Trinidad Kids Programs

Buy tickets in advance or simply donate if you can’t attend the fundraiser.

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Support for Trinidad School Kids

If you did not notice the youth in uniform today, public school students returned to the class room for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. As students begin their studies, our community looks to how we can help them succeed through after school programs, provide needed class room materials, and fund youth sports uniforms and programs. TNA has again joined forces with Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club (JVLHC) for a fundraiser to contribute to our school community. For the past several years TNA and JVLHC have collaborated to raise funds that have gone 100% back to the community. In past years we have raised as much as $4,000.00. This year we can set the bar higher and strive for $5,000.00 in contributions for our youth.

The fundraising event will be held on October 1st from 7 pm to 10 pm at 1103 Bladensburg Road NE. JVLHC and other businesses contribute food, drinks, and music. The $20 entry donation is used to fund programs that the schools and recreation centers request to support youth programming.

You can purchase a ticket to the event or make a donation on the website. All contributions are tax deductible as TNA is a 501(c)3 organization. The link to EventBrite is here. If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you at the JVLHC Youth Programs fundraiser and thank you in advance for your support to our youth programs!

Save the Date: JVLHC Fundraiser for Youth Programs

What: The 2015 Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Fundraiser for Youth Programs

When: The evening of October 1, 2015

Where: 1103 Bladensburg Rd NE

Why: Our youth are important! in the past seven years funds raised have supported youth sports programs, educational programs, class materials, and after school programs here in Trinidad. The Trinidad Neighborhood Association (TNA), a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, is the event’s official sponsor and all donations are tax-deductible.

How to Help: Attend the event!! Donations that fund the youth programs are through ticket sales and attendance at the fundraiser. If you would like to join in efforts to plan or publicize the event, please contact us at

Look for more details in the coming weeks and mark your calendars so you don’t miss out.

Local One Eight Distillery Gives Back to Community: Habitat for Humanity & Washington Humane Society

one eightIvy City’s One Eight Distilling is dedicated to giving back to the community, sharing the success of their business with Habitat for Humanity and the Washington Humane Society. Several of their employees are also Trinidad and Ivy City residents! One Eight is located at 1135 Okie St NE. Read the rest of this entry

Inspired to Garden?

Inspired by the Trinidad Neighborhood Garden Tour?flower power bulbs

Check out DPR’s Free Summer Garden Workshop Series & TNA’s Fall Bulb Sale

Flower Power Fundraiser

Wish you had spring blooms in your garden? Make that dream come true while supporting TNA’s neighborhood beautification efforts. Our annual Flower Power fundraiser offers a selection of bulbs that will be shipped directly to your door at the ideal planting time.

For every purchase you make, Flower Power gives 50% back to TNA. Click Here to Shop!

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While you are waiting for your bulbs, check out The Summer Garden Workshop Series being offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through September. Workshops are free but registration is required.

Jimmy Valentine’s 6th Annual Fundraiser for Youth: Thursday, October 3

For the past 5 years, local business Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club has raised funds to support Webb-Wheatley’s after school programs. The funds raised have made it possible to engage our youth in positive and productive activities and projects, like a play adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, a Halloween party with MPD, the creation of a yearbook by and for the students, kites for “high-flying kite day,” fashion and talent shows with prizes, field trips, and a host of other art and craft supplies that create teaching and learning opportunities.

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This year’s fundraiser will benefit youth activities throughout the community, and it is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 pm at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, 1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE. Jimmy V’s will offer 3 free drink tickets to each person donating $20 or more.

We’ll be able to accept cash and checks (and, we hope, credit cards) at the door. Checks can be made payable to Trinidad Neighborhood Association, with “JVLHC Fundraiser 6” in the memo.

For those unable to attend, please consider donating via TNA’s dedicated PayPal link. For those who prefer to donate by credit card in advance of the fundraiser, you can donate via PayPal and bring your receipt to the door:

TNA serves as the fiduciary agent for the fundraiser – by raising funds through TNA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Jimmy Valentine’s and TNA are able to buy and directly donate items as and when needed. This means 100% of the money raised benefits the kids in our neighborhood.


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