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CASA Crestwood - 4th Sneak Peek - Joie de vivre!

Fri, October 05, 2018 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Tour of Homes to End Homelessness

Sunday, October 28th
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


 All proceeds go directly to THRIVE DC

CASA Crestwood is an annual neighborhood tour of homes raising funds for the prevention of homelessness in DC, giving you the opportunity to scratch the itch and get inside some of the dreamy homes of Crestwood.

Read more about the amazing organization that you will be supporting by attending CASA Crestwood, Thrive DC.
Joie de vivre!
This home joyfully screams family! It’s the perfect spot to raise kids and make lasting memories. The 1925 Wardman-style detached house has a living space organized around the center stairwell which permits dinner guests to flow between rooms and children to race in circles. The owners decorated to emphasize joie de vivre, vibrant colors, a bit of whimsy, and functional comfort.The home’s stately historic fixtures dance in unison with noisy modern flourishes such as street art from the French Quarter and a giant Sputnik-style Deco chandelier. Who else has a wedding photo of themselves marching down the street surrounded by trumpets and tubas in a second line parade ala New Orleans!

The home overflows with allusions to the owners’ hometowns New Orleans and Detroit. There is a stunning Max Stern’s photo of Mardi Gras Indians. And a not - to - be - missed and easy - to - be - seen from the street custom-designed pink neon sculpture that honors Robert Graham’s Motor City monument to Joe Louis, the boxer-cum-civil-rights-activist. And if that were not enough, the back yard is a lovely oasis designed by a landscape architect who last owned the house. There are two levels of green to their yard which have been sculpted to please the eye and embrace the children's toys. 

This home also shouts Fiesta! The post-CASA Crestwood party will be held here from 4:30pm to 6pm.  Come share a glass, have a treat, meet your neighbors and hear the executive director for Thrive, Alicia Horton, speak about Thrive. Arriba Arriba!

Click Here For Prior Sneak Peeks

CASA Crestwood will build suspense by releasing a new home description every week until Sunday, October 28th!

Register Now!

 $20 in advance - who doesn't love to save?
$25 the day of - more goes to Thrive

Register and Pay Here

For donations above $25 your name will be entered into a raffle for a brunch for four at Equinox Restaurant and included as a Mi CASA es tu CASA-level sponsor in the CASA Crestwood brochure. Winner to be chosen on October 28. You don’t have to be present to win.

Donate Here

If you are a philanthropic business owner who wants to help end homelessness and see your name in lights, this is your chance! Sponsorship levels are offered on a first come, first served basis, and will include the following benefits:

Curb Appeal Sponsor: $500 monetary or in-kind support (eight sponsorships available) to include six event tickets, logo on CCA website page promoting the event, logo on event day program, listing on sponsor signage, listing in emails from CCA promoting the event, logo on Thrive DC website page promoting event, and mention at event post-party.

Block Sponsor: $1000 monetary or in-kind support (five sponsorships available) to include all of the above AND 15 event tickets, logo on sponsor signage, logo in emails from CCA promoting the event, and listing in Thrive DC Year-End Impact Report.

Neighborhood Sponsor: $2,500 monetary or in-kind support (one more sponsorship available) to include all of the above AND 40 event tickets, opportunity to speak at event post-party, prominent logo placement in all communications and signage, logo in email from Thrive DC promoting the event.

Email our sponsorship coordinator, Kathleen Eder at for further information.

We need volunteers! See the homes for free as a volunteer!
Contact Denise Woods for more information.
THRIVE DC - Since 1979 Thrive DC has been ground zero for vulnerable people in need of housing and basic emergency services. Thrive DC acts as a critical connector, linking people to services and agencies that can help provide housing for over 2,000 people a year. Thrive DC is honored to be the featured DC non-profit of the year at Google and you can view their feature in the Google Economic Impact Report here and visit their website by clicking on the photo above!

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