First of all... wow.
We sold 350 signs to neighbors. Most purchased one sign, some people bought 3, 4 or more. Knowing so many of our neighbors believe in acceptance is extremely heartening. Thank you for making Petworth amazing.
Second... if you're coming from NPR.org or Huffingting Post and want a sign:
You can purchase the signs from StandUpSigns.com,
which donates 10% to Ayuda
(the immigration legal assistance non-profit).
Here's how to get your sign... Yes, you can buy more on Saturday!
Pick-up is December 10th from 4pm - 6pm at the Petworth Citizen Reading Room at 829 Upshur St NW. (The Reading Room is at the back of the restaurant.)
We'll have some extra signs on hand if you didn't get a chance to buy one, or want to buy more.
When you visit Petworth Citizen to get your sign, hey, why not stop by for dinner and a few drinks? For each entree you buy, Petworth Citizen is going to donate money to Ayuda, an immigration non-profit here in DC, the same charity we'll be donating any extra funds.
Plus, local developer ERB Properties bought 25 signs as a donation that we'll be selling on Saturday, with proceeds going to Ayuda. Signs will be available for $10.
Special big enormous thanks to Petworth resident Conrad Gross for inspiring the idea, agreeing to partner with Petworth News and arranging the printing of the signs so we can get them into the front yards of our neighbors. (Look for an interview with Conrad on channel WUSA 9 coming up sometime soon -- Petworth social successes on TV again!)
If you can't make it on Saturday or if you have questions, contact Drew.
If you want your own sign, here's how: Visit Stand Up! Signs and 10% is donated to Ayuda.
NPR.org: “A Message Of Tolerance And Welcome, Spreading From Yard To Yard” (Dec 9, 2016)