A Week of DC Helping Haiti

Photo courtesy of
’20_16A’ Donation Drive at the Haitian Embassy
courtesy of ‘m hoek’

Since posting about local Haiti relief efforts, I’ve gotten a bunch more info via email and blog comment that I wanted to share with you. Please note that I’m erring on the side of getting the information out there; I haven’t vetted any of the organizations putting these things together or receiving the donations, so please check them out and use your best judgment before donating. So pick the event that works for you and plan to spend time with your friends and neighbors around the cause of helping our fellow people.

Tonight, Monday the 18th:

Nanny O’Brien’s Irish Pub 8:00 PM- Irish music, fundraiser, raffle to benefit earthquake victims. Donations collected and a portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

PUBLIC 5:00-8:00PM- Happy Hour fundraiser to benefit the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Victims fund. Suggested donation is $40, and people making donations get $3 Miller Light specials.

Tuesday the 19th:

Recess Lounge – Will donate a portion of each drink purchased Tuesday evening, and will be soliciting free will donations (suggested amount: $20) to be sent to Yele Haiti and Partners in Health.

Wednesday the 20th:

Madam’s Organ 6:00-9:00PM – Party for Haiti: $1 from every drink and 10% of food sales donated to the Red Cross. At 8:30PM, organizers will ask attendees to pull out their cell phones and text donations, in unison, to the charities of their choice.

Thursday the 21st:

Bread & BrewDC Vegan Drinks will be taking donations at their event, as well as holding vegan bake sales through the weekend to raise money for Mercy Corps and Food for Life Global.

Friday the 22nd:

Local 16 6:00-10:30PM – Fundraiser event to benefit Oxfam’s Haiti relief efforts. Donate $25, at the door or in advance, and the party will feature drink specials, “free beer until the keg runs out,” and a buffet of Local 16′s appetizers.

BrightestYoungThings also has a list of Haiti fundraising events they’ve compiled that you should check out.

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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5 thoughts on “A Week of DC Helping Haiti

  1. TODAY through Friday, 7-8 p.m. daily10% of ALL food and beverage purchases at Maté, Guarapo, Gazuza, Chi Cha, Ceviche, Kitchen and Gin & Tonic will be contributed to support Doctors Without Borders and their hard work to help the Haitian community.

    For details on our restaurants and locations go to http://www.latinconcepts.com

    Do your part and AIDEZ HAITI!

  2. Tuesday night, January 19th, please join Rico Amero and the Lighthorse Orchestra for a Haiti relief drive from 10 pm – 1:30 am during their weekly Blues jam upstairs in the bar. We’ll be collecting SUMMER clothes, toiletries, medical supplies, sleeping bags, diapers, anything you might need for survival. Donations will be sent directly to Haiti.

    Come join us! For more details, visit http://www.thelighthorserestaurant.com or The Light Horse’s page on Facebook.

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