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Photos by Clarissa Villondo

D.C.’s youngest philanthropists descended upon the National Museum of Women in the Arts last weekend to drink cocktails, fill themselves with hors d’oeuvres, and more importantly raise money for So Others Might Eat (SOME) a local interfaith charity that supplies affordable housing, healthcare, food, clothing and more to homeless and low income District residents.

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Once coat check and check in and all of the other barriers between the attendees and the open bar were out of the way, we were greeted with a mini red carpet and a red carpet photographer. It was great opportunity to grab a photo of everyone’s black tie optional attire before people got too wild and crazy on the dance floor. Once past the red carpet, attendees immediately began flocking to the silent auction stations, where you could put down money on a Filson duffle bag, win a stay at the W Hotel, or bid on two tickets to the semifinals and finals ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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Before the silent auction was even complete, the president of SOME, Father John Adams, announced that the gala had already raised $315,000 to go towards the families living at SOME’s affordable apartments. Proving that despite the party atmosphere, everyone in attendance was very serious about helping those in need.

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