It’s Coming…

Next week is my birthday and there are a few things I want: Nats playoff tickets, iPhone 5, withstand time by being 29 forever, the works. However, I use this space to highlight the organizations I care about and you should donate. Here it is:

  1. Washington Nationals Dream Foundation – I have been a supporter since 2008 and with several initiatives from education to health (and a winning team), this is one of many things going right for the Nats this year.
  2. Friends of Fort DuPont Ice Arena – During the “Give To the Max” event, I was introduced to Fort DuPont Ice Arena. I had a Jizz Cares contest to whatever Alex Semin did that night. As a result, $200 went to Fort DuPont Ice Arena. This year, Semin went to Carolina and the NHL has locked out its players…again. This is my appreciation to the organization.
  3. SHRM Foundation – I’ve been in HR for almost 8 years and with SHRM in 7 of those. A great foundation advancing and promoting HR to college students. Frankly, we need more of these so HR has moved to a strategic role in your business.
  4. Goodwill of Greater Washington – Many things to love: their work on get people back into the workforce and their stores. Also, my birthday lands on the “Festival of Latest Novelties” Day. Perfect time to shop at Goodwill.
  5. Thrive DC – Great organization helping the homeless getting back to their feet and have an opportunity. Also of note, I will be helping them filling their board of directors for next year. If you’re interested, contact me either by social media or at
  6. Volunteer Fairfax – I have helped volunteer with them the past couple years and they do so many great things in the Fairfax community and also a great staff to boot.
  7. Help the Homeless DC – Finally, this is one of my favorite events to attend. However, this year has special meaning. I made this declaration almost this time last year:

If the Nationals do win the World Series, I will wear the Smurfette outfit like this:

(courtesy MASN)

at this event in the name of charity. Of course, Strasburg is out, so there’s no shot of them winning (SMH). Still, it’s a great event to help the homeless in the DC area.

There you have it. As a bonus, I would also want companies to sponsor NatsJobs this upcoming postseason. Contact me for details. No pressure.

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