On January 22, 2020, hundreds of trained volunteers and experienced outreach professionals will come together to conduct a single-night count and survey of people experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count creates a “snapshot” of the scope and scale of homelessness in our city that provides policy makers and funders with critical information on the number and demographic characteristics of the families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
The District of Columbia is one of hundreds of communities across the country that conduct a PIT Count on one night during the last ten days in January to secure federal homeless assistance funding from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). By collecting this crucial information we can better target resources and be more efficient toward our goal of ending homelessness in our community.
PAST EVENTS -2019
People’s for Fairness Coalition’s 7th Annual Homeless Memorial Vigil: A Focus on Health and Wellness
MOVIE NIGHT WITH MK : 12/12/2019
We’re giving away FREE TICKETS to the movie, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place, on Thursday, December 12th! Doors for this private viewing open at 6:30pm and the movie begins at 7:00pm.
Mister Rogers’ timely message of being a good neighbor inspired our latest campaign, Be My Neighbor DC: www.bemyneighbordc.org. Click on the link or the image below to get your free tickets, while they last!
Set a Plate for MK:
This holiday season, set a plate for Miriam’s Kitchen to help raise funds to support your neighbors from meals to housing. Individuals raising $100 or more will be invited to watch “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with the Miriam’s Kitchen community on Thursday, December 12 at 7pm (Regal Gallery Place – 701 Seventh Street, NW). Thanks for helping us create a kinder community that looks out for all our neighbors. Learn more about the Be My Neighbor DC campaign here.
- Community Picnic (Friday, 9/20): Purchase a ticket and join our Miriam’s Kitchen guests, partners, and supporters for our annual Community Picnic at Yards Park. This will be a fun day of food, games and conversation!
- Miriam’s Kitchen Pop-up Art Market (Sunday, 9/22): Please join Miriam’s Kitchen, Capital Riverfront BID and FRESHFARM as we host our first Pop-Up Market at Canal Park (Navy Yard Metro). Browse handmade necklaces, earrings, paintings and other specialty art made by MK guests. For a donation, you can walk away with the satisfaction of owning a one-of-a-kind artistic creation and knowing that 100% of proceeds will go directly to the artist. For more information on how to become a Volunteer or Economic Empowerment Partner, please contact Elizabeth Truffa at elizabeth.truffa@
Art Night with the author of The Art of Human Care (Thursday, 9/26). Curious about the power of art in healing? Through his book, Dr. Hassan Tetteh (a veteran and board member of Miriam’s Kitchen) shares his experiences as a patient whose life was saved and as a physician who saves lives. “The Art of Human Care” combines the healing power of art and compassion. Enjoy a night of spoken word, music, dance, and storytelling–including artists from Miriam’s Kitchen. Ticket info: The event is free. With a $25.00 donation, you will receive a signed copy of “The Art of Human Care,” Tetteh’s other book, “Gifts of the Heart,” and a reserved seat. Proceeds from event will benefit Miriam’s Kitchen.
TEDx Miriam’s Kitchen style. (Saturday, 10/5) Tickets on sale at www.tedxoronocobaypark.com.
Meet the Author of Measuring Social Change (Thursday, 10/17. 6:30-7:30pm, Kramerbooks – 1517 Connecticut Ave, NW). How do you measure progress toward worthy goals like ending homelessness? What results can nonprofit organizations reasonably measure and take credit for? Join Professor Alnoor Ebrahim and Miriam’s Kitchen President and CEO Scott Schenkelberg for a lively discussion on measuring what matters. Reserve your free tickets here.
Grow Garden Volunteer Day!
Sunday, July 21, 2019 – NEW DATE
Grab your gloves and garden tools, and join us in the GroW Garden on Sunday, June 9 for a family-friendly volunteer day! BYO gloves and garden tools! RSVP here.
Thursday July 11th
MK Happy Hour at The Hive Hotel!
Thursday, May 16th 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm
Join us for a relaxed Happy Hour at The Hive Hotel! Enjoy a beautiful rooftop view, a delicious drink and the company of others dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in D.C. RSVP here!
Thursday, May 2nd 6pm. The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Join us at our one-of-a-kind celebration that unites our guests, partners, and companies who will help end chronic homelessness in DC. Secure your tickets and learn more about the exciting features of this year’s annual gala here!
Thursday, March 7th at 9am
Join us for our Our annual budget advocacy action. Hear from experts with lived experience of homelessness and to urge Mayor Bowser to invest in housing to end chronic homeless. RSVP here!
Yoga Fundraiser for MK
Saturday March 9th , 2-3pm, Shaw Yoga: 1311 Naylor Ct NW, Washington, DC 20001
MK’s own Jackie Horstmann will lead a yoga class at Shaw Yoga for every body, at every level and every budget. Proceeds will benefit MK. Register for the class here.
MK Chili Cook-Off!
2/9/2019 1pm-3pm. MK Dining Room (2401 Virginia Avenue, NW. Washington, DC)
You are invited to put your culinary skills to the test at our upcoming MK Chili Cook-Off! Prizes awarded for best chili (meat and non-meat), most creative name, and most creative display! Not ready to share your secret family chili recipe, but want to be involved? Join in on the fun as a fundraiser!
Homeless Memorial Vigil
Home For The Homeless Funk & Comedy Jam
Sunday, December 16 at 5:30pm.
The Home for Homeless [H4H] initiative will be hosting its third fundraiser at Howard Theater on Sunday 12/16 and all proceeds will go to Miriam’s Kitchen!
Join in on the fun and experience an evening of comedy, music, improv, delicious food and drinks, and more!
Get your tickets here: www.funkycomedyjam.eventbrite.com