18 Jan 2022

Volunteering & Giving:

Hosts Needed for One-Week Home Stays for International Students

Your help is needed to host international students. See more details below from reader Drury Tallant: The American Councils for International Education has numerous programs for young adults to study abroad. Unfortunately several programs were cancelled in 2021.  For this year only, the American Leadership Experience (ALEX) program was developed to allow last year’s recipients […]

16 Sep 2020

Volunteering & Giving:

IronTate Recap, Or what happens when IRONMAN gets canceled during COVID

Reader and Capitol Hill resident Johanna Elsemore recently wrote in with an incredible story of iron-like endurance, cleverness and the help and support of friends and neighbors on and off the Hill. Elsemore’s husband, Courtney Tate, had been training hard for the IRONMAN Maryland race, which was supposed to take place on September 19. The […]

14 May 2020

Volunteering & Giving:

Flutterize your home for a good cause

Over on Instagram, I started seeing local artist and Capitol Hill resident Christine Vineyard’s takes on local façades back in early April. It was her take on Austin Graff‘s photo of Capital Fringe– its bold, orange THIS IS NOT NORMAL, set against the royal blue– that caught my eye most. I liked Austin’s photo very […]

17 Apr 2020

Volunteering & Giving:

#SocialDistancing and Caring: Fundraisers and Charitable Giving

Thanks to all of your sharing and talking via social media– especially Twitter and Instagram– I’ve been asked more than once how people can help others during this time of need, specifically on the Hill. This will be a frequently updated list. I know I missed things– shoot me an email at Maria@thehillishome.com and I’ll […]

14 Nov 2019

Volunteering & Giving:

Support Independent Storytelling and a Capitol Hill (former) Kid!

A few Hill Buzzes ago, I mentioned an interview about director of photography Alex Yellen, and how he’d grown up on Capitol Hill. Alex and his wife Kelli saw the mention and they reached out to me because they wanted to share their upcoming project, called Daruma. I chatted with Alex about what’s changed and […]

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