I think we all want to support the people of Haiti, and also, all of us like having a good time. So I’ve compiled a list of benefits for Haiti in the U street area. I’ve tried to confirm the charities that the money will be going to for each event, and that they are reputable. I personally have been frustrated with people asking me to give money “for Haiti” but not giving me any more information. I need to know that the money is going to a well-known, reputable organization. So check out one of these events (and let me know if you know of others in the comments):
- Policy: Jan 21 (tonight!) $25 top get into United for Haiti Benefit for Partners In Health and gets you drinks from 7:30-9:30. Cash bar for beer, happy hour specials and wine.
- Local 16: Jan 22- hosting benefit with Do Good, Feel Good DC, to benefit Oxfam America’s Haitian Earthquake Response Fund. $25 gets you free beer, $5 and $7 specialty cocktails, and free appetizers.
- Black Cat: Feb 6- Tennis System playing with the State Department and Nunchucks, $10 in advance to get in, $12 at the door – proceeds go to Doctors without Borders.
- Vinoteca: Jan 25-Feb 14- Happy Hour for Haiti. 15% of all Happy Hour proceeds be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. There will also be a Haiti Relief Raffle where every $5 donation wins a chance at a $100 gift certificate to Vinoteca.