Good news, anyone! There are still more ways you can help Haiti in the greater Chicagoland area, while enjoying your weekend out on the town. So peep this:
Rodan in Bucktown/Wicker Park is offering $7 Port au Prince cocktails to benefit earthquake relief in Haiti. Check their Google Calendar for events, and put on your dancing shoes.
Duff’ys Tavern & Grill in Lincoln park will be hosting a Haiti Fundraiser, Jan 30th from 7-10pm. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. Drink packages will be available, and raffle tickets for Blackhawks and Bulls tickets will be for sale. If any of you win Blackhawks tickets, you must take me.
Green Grocer Chicago in West Town will donate $1 from every fresh sandwich purchased to earthquake relief efforts. This will be going on every day through Jan 24th, so get your sammiches!
The 44th Ward will be hosting a Yele Haiti Benefit Party Jan 23rd from 9-11pm. Christy Yono and Victoria Garcia (…I’m not sure who they are?) will be guest bartending and donating all tips to relief efforts. Seriously, just look at the menu. ‘The Grilled Cheese Funhouse’!? I am so there.
The Spot Uptown will be hosting a party Friday the 22nd, starting at 7pm. For $20, get a drink package with $10 towards Haiti relief. Also, for every drink ordered, $1 will be donated. Click here for the flier, and check out the musical guests. Drink it up, friends!
Michael’s Red Hots in Highland Park will be hosting a gratis night on Feb 19th, rolled around in cocktails, food, and dancing, with a suggested $50 donation at the door going to to The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund.
Sola is also offering a special drink, called the Rum Relief, consisting of Bacardi, Malibu, Myers Dark, pineapple juice, orange juice, and guava puree. Half of the $10 drink goes to Haiti relief. I sure hope this drink comes with miniature umbrellas. If not, don’t worry, I’ll bring a stash in my purse.
Also, mark your calendars! Every Drop Counts is comprised of young artists and activists in our very own city of Chicago. Their efforts are driven to bring clean drinking and bathing water to people in Haiti. On Sunday, Jan 31st, these artists will come together for a Hip-Hop and Soul Benefit Concert at Reggie’s Rock Club. All ticket and merchandise sales will be donated to World Water Relief–an Operating Division of Emergency Response Resources. World Water Relief has also agreed to match them up to $5,500. Check out the flier here. Everybody, go! Enjoy some music, and do some good.
Remember, through Sunday you can also add to your tab at any of these restaurants. The amount you add will be donated direction to the Heartland Alliance’s relief efforts. Keep donating to your favorite charity of choice, and consider local charities: The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Haitian Congress To Fortify Haiti in Evanston, Feed My Starving Children in Aurora, or Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach in Springfield. There are plenty of ways to help out, and please share with me if you have another organization, event, or good deed to be done in mind! The more, the merrier.
So drink up, Chicago. Become a more beautiful and better person at the same time! :)
On another note, remember that it’s Chicago Original Restaurants week! Sweet places all around the area will be offering special three or four course meals for $29. If the special doesn’t appeal to you, guests are offered 35% off the entire menu. Trust me, there is plenty of good food out there. Check out what restaurants are included in this delicious offer, and peep at their special menus by clicking HERE. Then, take your special somebody out on a romantic–and reasonable–dinner date. I’ll be here, in my pajamas, reading more food and music blogs, dreaming about tie-dye cakes. No big deal.