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Summer Reading List 2018

1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

2. The Goldfinch
by Gonna Tartt

3. Daddy’s Curse: A Sex Trafficking True Story of a 8-Year Old Girl
by Luke G Dahl

4. Life After Life: A Novel
by Kate Atkinson

5. The Electric Women: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
Tessa Fontaine

6. Because You Love to Hate Me
by Ameriie

7. The Rise of a First Gen
by Irnande Altema



NAMI Fundraiser May 6th 2018

Thank you, everyone, for your participation in Sunday’s event with NAMI! We exceeded our fundraising goal by $875, and completed the walk to raise the awareness of mental illness. It was so beautiful to see everyone come together for this cause. You will receive a letter confirming your tax-deductible contribution in the mail within the next few weeks. Let me know if you’d like a copy emailed.

Special Thanks to our Donors:
DDM Enterprise
Zachary Yamin
Lucretia Bower
Julia Miles
Quiana Matherly
Wendy Qiu
Wong Enterprises, Inc.
Smart Claim LLC
Robert Lacorte
DJ Obah
Alin Apostol
Omar Ruiz
Josh Dzime-Assison
Dine Losaj
Kenneth Duncan
Frederic Brizzi

The following photos were provided by Michael Bennett Kress Photography:

Original Post:

Hey everyone! This year, Dinechka Makeup LLC has chosen to raise funds for NAMI MC (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a non-profit organization that I have known for a few years now. I think raising awareness of mental illness is so important, and would like to show the support that I can. The goal I have set for our team is $1,000 – thank you so much for contributing! All donations are tax deductible since NAMI MC is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Fundraising Goal


Their mission statement: NAMI MC provides comprehensive support, education, advocacy, and public awareness to promote recovery and so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

To learn more about mental illess, you can visit: and to learn more about NAMI, you can visit:



Volunteer April 25, 2015 with City Blossoms – Hosted by Dinechka

Thank you, everyone, for your participation in Saturday’s event with CityBlossoms! The turn out was amazing, we exceeded our fundraising goal, and we were able to set-up the entire gardening area at the Cardozo school. Receipts for charitable donations have been sent by mail, please do not hesitate to contact me if this has not been received.

Special Thanks to our Donors:

Cedric Hardy of Fuze Magazine
Robert Lacorte
DJ Obah
Alin Apostol
Kenneth Duncan
Dine Losaj
Erna Widayati
Caroline J R Somera
Khalil Ziade
Jose Marinero
Sharon Owens

Here are some pictures from the event:

Original post:

Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again! For this spring’s charity event, I have decided to team up with a local non-profit organization in DC called City Blossoms! City Blossoms works with community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, and schools to create outdoor spaces where children and youth can use their creativity, intellect, and energy to grow and maintain fantastic and functioning gardens. You can visit to learn more about this fabulous group.

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10am-1pm, we’ll be volunteering at Cardozo Education Campus Garden, located at 1200 Clifton St NW, Washington, DC 20009, to help prepare the gardens for a season full of delicious fruits and vegetables! Dress casually and be ready to get your hands dirty! Email me at: or text 240-479-9745 to RSVP!

Additionally, Middle School and High School students who volunteer can receive community service hours, so feel free to invite your younger siblings.

If you cannot make it to the event, but still would like to contribute to the organization, you can click the button below to donate via paypal. All donations are tax deductible since City Blossoms is a 501(c)(3) organization.

After the event, I will be posting the names of all our volunteers and donors to this blogpost. Thank you so much for your support and participating in helping our community!

RSVP List:

  1. Dina “host”
  2. Dine Losaj
  3. Khristina Butenko (+1: Jasmine Sanie)
  4. Antjuan Ward (+1: Tony Bannister)
  5. Jordyn Witko (+1: Roberto Nixon)
  6. Daniel Lau-Lopez
  7. Andrew Markowitz (providing Photography)




The donation center is now closed.

Our next charity event/fundraiser is scheduled for the Holiday season (Nov/Dec), please check back then. Thanks!



Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

I decided I’d review the #imPRESSmanicure nails I received. They were very easy to apply, and even though the design is a bit high-school-esque, I received a ton of compliments today. I’d definitely get these in French! They stuck on for days, even through me going through so many paper files, etc.