April 1, 2011
February 2, 2011
Did you know you can support a local yoga studio just by eating a salad? Come to sweetgreen Capitol Hill this Sunday, February 6 and we will donate 15% of all proceeds from noon until 2pm to Yoga District’s non-profit Yoga Activist Program. Yoga District has 3 locations in DC and aims to make the benefits and healing of yoga accessible to everyone! Their Yoga Activist program trains volunteer yoga instructors to start programs offering free yoga to trauma survivors, the homeless, and other communities. You can also contribute by donating your used yoga mats and by participating in our silent auction featuring products from Sky Yoga, Gypsy Style, local DC yoga studios and more! Plus pick up some tips with Yoga District’s office yoga demos every 20 minutes. See you on Sunday.
December 8, 2010
The Batonga Foundation empowers young women in Africa through education so that they can take the lead in changing Africa. sweetgreen was fortunate enough to get involved by catering a fundraising cocktail event in DC on Monday night. The event was a huge success and we are very proud to have contributed to supporting sustainable change in Africa. Batonga’s executive director, Stephanie Cate, details the outstanding impact of the fundraiser:
“We raised over $12,000! That will provide 100 girls who have been orphaned, disabled, or otherwise affected by the war in Sierra Leone with a set of school uniforms, a school bag, a pair of school shoes, 7 textbooks, a packet of 12 exercise books, a math set, pens, pencils and erasers, school fees, and ongoing mentoring throughout the year. This will give them a chance to create something with their lives! The funds will also support the operation of a Youth Center in Ethiopia that gives kids living in the slums of Addis Ababa a place to go after school to read and create artwork. 300 children regularly visit the center.”
Batonga Foundation helped to launch this campaign, The Girl Effect. It’s really powerful!
March 23, 2010
On Saturday, March 13, sweetgreen participated in The Alchemy of Great Taste. The event, which took place in Eastern Market’s North Hall, was a fundraiser for the Tyler Elementary school in our soon-to-be new neighborhood of Capitol Hill. All proceeds have been donated to the school to provide a “structured and safe learning environment” for students. We are grateful to have had this opportunity to give back to the community and to meet some awesome future neighbors!