Month: September 2017

Becky’s Fund Welcomes Rachab Abdie

Hello! My name is Rachab Abdie and I am excited to be working at Becky’s Fund as a new Student Intern.  I’m from Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland and I go to Villanova University just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am majoring in Liberal Arts and am going to start graduate school at the University of Maryland in the Spring Semester. Next June, I plan to start the application process for medical school.

I have always wanted to be a part of an organization that really helps the community. Becky’s Fund is a wonderful opportunity prior to my career as a physician because of the fact that many different kinds of patients come through the hospital doors. Knowing how to talk, respond and handle these types of situations takes a lot of experience and learning. I don’t want to be naïve and think that just because I don’t see it, it is not really happening or that it could never happen to me. I want to learn so I’m a better professional for myself and for my future patients. I am excited to gain knowledge on Domestic Violence and learn more about the ins and outs of a nonprofit organization.

Paint & Sip at the Park

Let the Picasso in you shine!

New at Nats Park for 2017, join us for an evening of Paint at The Park on Thursday, September 28th! Fans will be treated to a pre-game paint class led by Art by the Glazz in our Family Picnic area with views of Nationals Batting Practice. You’ll have the opportunity to paint an exclusive Nationals design and enjoy a drink from one of our nearby concession stands. No experience is required for this fun, one of kind experience.

$75 Ticket includes-

  • Paint party (canvas, paint, supplies)
  • LF/ RF Corner seat
  • $10 concession credit
  • Donation benefiting Becky’s Fund!

For more details or to purchase visit www.nationals.com/paint

For groups of 13 or more tickets or questions contact Jennifer McCarty; 202-640-7648 or jennifer.mccarty@nationals.com

Future of Sports

Looking for something to do during the Art All Night Festival?
Becky’s Fund is excited to join Made in the District in presenting the Future of Sports art installation on Saturday, September 23rd (7:00pm-3:00am).
 
This soft opening will feature talk panels with athletes, pop-up shops, a line-up of DJs, meet & greets, drinks and food, and much more! Don’t head out too early. Seize the night and show us your moves at the After Party.
 
RSVP at https://www.thefutureofsports.co/
 
Even though the installation will not be open just yet, this will give you a small taste of what’s to come! 
 
Follow Future of Sports for lineup announcements and more details coming soon! #FutureOfSports

Goodbye, Anthony!

Anthony Perez worked as an intern for Becky’s Fund since July. He was a blast to have around and will surely be missed!

Below is Anthony’s reflection on his time here:

Before entering Becky’s Fund, I remember imagining how my internship at the organization would be. I pictured myself in front of a crowd of students, even more, a crowd of people, talking about the issue of domestic violence and creating big changes. Of course, to myself, I knew my imaginations were too idealistic, but even then I could not have expected what I experienced at Becky’s Fund.

Knowing that I would take part in the Men of the Code program, I was ready and excited to start training and going over the lesson plan. However, as my first few weeks passed, I began realizing that my position and role in Becky’s Fund was much larger and important than just an instructor. Being an instructor is vital to the Men of Code program, but there are so many other critical pieces and steps at play and that is what I learned during my time here.

I was reminded about the importance that seemingly small tasks have in the grand scheme of things. My views about running a nonprofit organization before my internship were too black and white. I never realized that in order to run a successful run a non-profit one must run the organization as if it was a business. This meant creating a brand, learning how to properly spread the word of your cause, finding out what makes donators and sponsors interested in nonprofit organizations, maintaining public relations, partnering with other businesses, and much more.

I recall myself at times sluggishly making social media posts, writing letter after letter, or taking on various other tedious tasks. I mentally labeled the tasks as irrelevant and would try to get it done as soon as possible, but my way of thinking then was very flawed. I had forgotten to look outside of myself and realize that any work I produce on behalf of Becky’s Fund will represent not just me but the organization itself. As much as I want to help domestic violence survivors and spread awareness, I also needed to work hard in enforcing the image and structure of Becky’s Fund so that the organization can continue its mission long after I complete my internship.

Back on Track – Cycle Fundraiser

The Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Maryland is proud to host a charity cycle ride for Becky’s Fund on Saturday, September 23 from 11 AM to 12 PM at Equinox Bethesda. Each bike is $35 per rider, and act fast – there are only 20 bikes left!

Bring your competitive spirit and lace up those shoes, this is a spin session that is unlike any cycling class you have taken. Pursuit: Burn is a class inspired by video games, where you compete with others around you and see your results in visual fruition. Taught by Jennifer Blackburn Steinmetz, Equinox Area Group Fitness Manager and recent honoree by Washingtonian as one of the top eight trainers in the DMV.

Want to enjoy the class but the competition sounds too intense? No worries – we can opt you out from the competition but you may still enjoy the burn. Others who do not want to ride but would like to contribute may also sponsor a rider.

To reserve or sponsor, please visit http://beckysfund.wpengine.com/get-involved/donate/ and click the “Donate” button. Under “Instructions to Seller,” please write “Cycle” to reserve a bike or “Cycle – <name of rider being sponsored>” to sponsor a rider.

If you have questions, please contact Jeanette at wbacommoutreach@gmail.com.

Please go to www.beckysfund.org/get-involved/donate/ and click the “Donate” button to reserve a bike or sponsor a rider!

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Read a note from our Executive Director to our supporters on Becky's Fund COVID-19 plan.