06/14/2013 09:21 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2013

A Fundraiser for Frager's

Frager's first came into my life three years ago when I had to plan a reception in less than a week. My first thoughts were food, drinks, venue and outreach! One of the last things I was thinking about was where was I going to find a sound system for our speakers to use.

But sure enough, one day before the reception, I was scrambling around to find a sound system. After hours spent calling many different places, a co-worker recommended Frager's. Sure enough, Frager's came to the rescue! Not only did they have a sound system, they were able to deliver it, set it up and take it back after the event.

Since that first experience, I have used Frager's for a number of rentals. Including the rental of a smoke machine for a Halloween fundraiser I hosted last year. Who knew they had a smoke machine!

It has been more than a week since Frager's and the neighboring businesses were burned to the ground, yet stories about our beloved Frager's keep coming in.

It was because these wonderful experiences that tabula rasa, in sponsorship with a number of D.C. businesses, is hosting a fundraiser Friday night in a effort to raise funds, bring our community together and celebrate new beginnings. All the proceeds will go directly to Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Please join us Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at tabula rasa - 731 8th St. SE. You can purchase tickets here:

This event would not be possible without the co-sponsorship of Occasions Caterers, Schneider's, DCanter, CAVA, Highway to Hill Flowers, ZEST and first vine.