Ready, Willing & Working (RWW), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization focused on ending the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency, and substance abuse, is auctioning off an Original D.C. Party Animal “Satin Doll,” on eBay and will have the item available for public viewing at Union Station’s west carriage port from Wednesday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m. through Thursday, December 17, at 4:00 p.m., when it will be moved to the fundraising event Magic & Miracles at The Mansion. The auction will end 8:30 p.m. December 17, live at The Mansion on O Street, the evening of the event. Bidding begins at $1,500 at www.ebay.com (Item Search: CHARITY– DC ‘Party Animal’ Elephant – Satin Doll) . The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities valued each piece at $3,200, but many sold originally for far more.
Satin Doll is part of the D.C. ‘Party Animals’ parade which began in April of 2002 and was the largest public art exhibit ever held in the District. Sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the display consisted of 100 elephants and 100 donkeys that had been customized in uniquely inspired designs by D.C. area artists.
Satin Doll was donated by former Capitol Hill resident, Lisa Saunier, last October in appreciation for the work and community services RWW provides the Capitol Hill business corridor. To see pictures, and read more about Satin Dolls’ journey please visit the Capitol Hill BID blog.
Ready, Willing, and Working will host Magic & Miracles at the Mansion, on Thursday, December 17, from 7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m., at The Mansion on O Street located at 2020 O Street in Washington, D.C. Individual tickets are available for $125 for an individual and $200 for a couple at http://magicandmiracles2.eventbrite.com
Proceeds from the reception benefit Ready, Willing, & Working.
About Ready, Willing & Working
Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that empowers men to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism through a paid-work rehabilitation program offering holistic programs and supportive services that allow individuals to achieve permanent self-sufficiency. This is a sister program of New York City’s successful Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) program that provides opportunities to the hardest to serve homeless population – single, able-bodied adults, the majority of whom have histories of incarceration and substance addiction. More than 67% of graduates from the RWA program remain employed, independently housed and drug-free. RWW is seeing similar successes for the District of Columbia’s homeless and formerly incarcerated.