Local businesses and organizations are helping with the Haiti relief efforts by providing ways for all of us to chip in. If you want to get involved, here are some of the places offering ways to help.
Las Olas is hosting a fundraiser at Johnson’s Pub on Thurs. Jan. 21 with all proceeds going to the Red Cross and donated shoes going to Haiti and Nicaragua. Donators of shoes, sandals, or cleats get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a surfboard, some awesome restaurant gift certificates, and tons of other prizes. Doors open at 8 p.m.
The Avondale Point Haiti Relief Benefit on Sat. Jan. 23 allows attendees to help with the relief efforts by donating $20+ for an all-inclusive offering of Triangle’s barbecue, oysters from Pearlz, Al di La’s pasta, and drinks in the beer & wine Garden, along with live music. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.
Awendaw Green is hosting a Haiti benefit show featuring local bands on Sun. Jan. 24 at the Music Farm. Acts include Mac Leaphart, Tater Famine, Ryan Bonner, A Fragile Tomorrow, Megan Jean & The KFB, The In-Laws, Justin James Burke, The Whisperjets, Doug Jones, Mary's Got a Band, and Danielle Howle. Thanks Eddie. Donations will be collected at the doors, which open at 12 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door (plus donations). Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. Check out our Music Board for updates on this event.
At the Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston, if you donate $10 toward Water Missions International, you'll receive a $50 gift card toward cosmetic or medical spa treatments. The offer is valid Jan. 20-Feb. 4.
Donations can be made through St. Philip’s Church with attention addressed to the Haiti Earthquake Relief and Rebuilding when mailed to 142 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401. 100 percent of donations will be sent to the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti.
Diocese of Charleston is accepting donations via mail that will be forwarded to the Catholic Relief Services for assistance in Haiti. Officials say to mail donations c/o Chancery West, 1662 Ingram Road, Charleston, SC 29407 and include a memo saying that the donation is for the Haiti Relief.
BI-LO Charities will be accepting donations to the American Red Cross from shoppers and will match all customer donations up to $25,000. Donations will be accepted at all BI-LO stores through Feb. 9.
The Footlight Players are donating 25 percent of their ticket proceeds from the Jan. 28 performance of The Miracle Worker to Water Missions International.
On Jan. 27, participating King Street merchants will be donating 10 percent of store sales to care.org, a nonprofit organization which continues to rush aid and emergency team members to Haiti. Participating stores include Finicky Filly, Bits of Lace, Croghan's Jewel Box, Hampden Clothing, Bob Ellis Shoes, Affordables, Willy Jay's, and Grady Ervin. Call (843) 534-0203 for more info.
Another option is to text HAITI to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross.