Boston Businesses Raising Money for Haiti

There are countless ways in Boston you can support the aid efforts in the tragic aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. In addition to donating directly to charities--including the Red Cross, Partners in Health and the Clinton Foundation's Haiti Earthquake Relief--participate in these local fundraising efforts. To suggest additions to this list, please email details to editor_boston@citysearch.com.



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Updated: February 18, 2010

Fundraising for Haiti


Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02117

The BPL has a comprehensive list of resources regarding Haiti earthquake relief--on global, national and local levels--and pertinent news updates, viewable here: http://bpl.org/news/haiti.htm


Via Vai

63 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visit Via Vai and Alo and give a donation to Doctors without Borders and receive a discount off your purchase at either location.


The Charles Hotel

1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Henrietta's Table, Rialto, Noir, and Regattabar, all located over at the Charles Hotel are inviting guests to donate by making a contribution to their bill. 100 percent of the donations will go to Partners in Health.


Qdoba Mexican Grill

1290 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Buy a large drink and Qdoba will donate $1 to the International Red Cross Efforts in Haiti.


Dante

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

Dante's Port-au-Prince Sazarac, $10 (8 year aged rhum Barbancourt, Peychaud bitters, simple syrup, orange and lemon zest, Absinthe rinse) will be available for the next month. 100 percent of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.


Radius

8 High St, Boston, MA 02110

Chef/owner Michael Schlow is donating 100 percent of the dessert sales from his restaurants--Radius, Via Matta and Alta Strada (both MA & CT locations--to Partners in Health for their Haiti Relief Program.


The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street, Boston, MASSACHUSETTS 02114

SATURDAY MARCH 13, 1pm-5:30pm. Mishell Brookins will gather elite instructors and practitioners of all levels of yoga practice. The class aims to provide relief and financial aid for the rebuilding of Haiti's infrastructure by donating the proceeds of this event to Partners in Health, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders.


Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf

255 State St, Boston, MA 02109

UNTIL SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28. In all Legal Sea Food locations, proceeds from Haitian Rum Raisin Bread Puddings sold in February will benefit UNICEF and Partners in Health.


Il Casale Cucina Italiana And Bar

50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478

MONDAY MARCH 15, 6pm. Heritage & Heart for Haiti: A celebration of Haitian music and art. Celebrated Jazz Vocalist Pauline Jean will perform classic Haitian music and speak about her parent's native home. Haitian art will be on display and available for purchase from a variety of artists. Chef Dante de Magistris will attempt to set aside his Italian recipes and create authentic Caribbean fare for the special evening. Proceeds will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (suggested donation $100). Advance ticket purchase is recommended as space is limited.


First Church In Boston

66 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26, 8pm. Du fond de ma pensee: A concert to benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, featuring Renaissance choral works by Goudimel and le Jeune, new works by Henning and Serpa, and a performance of Bach's Cantata 131: Aus der Tiefe with soloists, chorus and an orchestra of period instruments. Suggested donation, $15 general admission, $10 students.


Chaps

100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, 7pm. In partnership with the American Red Cross, Rumor hosts a night of premiere entertainment to help raise money for Haiti relief. DJs: Tamer Malki, DJJC, Roger M, Dirty Deck. Live Performances by: R&B Artist Josh Xantos, Hatian Musician BoBo. Also: Haitian painter Larimer Saincilus and Joseph Cheri, Haitian jazz by Andy Orcel, food by Tamboo and Bon Apetit.


Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub & Restaurant

96 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 6pm-9pm. Benefit event includes free appetizers, drink specials, discounted food, live music, giveaways and raffle. All donations go toward Partners in Health.


Past Events


1369 Coffee House

1369 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

SATURDAY JANUARY 16, 8am-1pm. All beverages at the 1369 Coffeehouses in both Central and Inman Squares will be free, plus live music in the morning. The cafes will be accepting donations to support Partners in Health's Earthquake Relief in Haiti. If you want your donation to be tax-deductible, use a check with your address on it.


Burton's Grill

1363 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

MONDAY JANUARY 18, 11:30am-10pm. On Martin Luther King Day, Burtons will donate 15 percent of its total revenue from the day's sales in its four restaurants (Boston, North Andover, Hingham, South Windsor, CT) to the William J. Clinton Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.


Myers + Chang

1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

SUNDAY JANUARY 17, 8pm-10pm. This South End Asian diner is donating 100 percent of sales on Sunday evening to Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.


Great Scott's

1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

MONDAY JANUARY 18, 8pm-1am. TeaParty Boston and Great Scott team up with local musicians in an effort to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti. 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to Partners In Health. Show starts at 8pm; tickets $10 each. Lineup: KeyBook, Southern Belle, E-603, DJ Die Young.


Stil Studio

950 Providence Hwy Ste 740, Dedham, MA 02026

SATURDAY JANUARY 16, 1pm-4pm. With a suggested donation of $30 (pay what you will), participate in a yoga workshop with Amy Leydon with live sitar music, followed by a special trunk show by Hadley Pollet. The funds will help support Yele Haiti, an organization founded by Haitian musician Wyclef Jean.


Picco

513 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 6pm-9pm. Picco hosts an event to raise money for emergency relief in Haiti. Name your own donation ($25 suggested donation per person), and 100-percent of proceeds go directly to a charity supporting emergency relief in Haiti. Donors enjoy all-you-can-eat salad, pizza, ice cream and choice of a beer or glass of wine.


District

180 Lincoln St, Boston, MA 02111

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 8:30pm. 6one7 Productions hosts a benefit cocktail party. $20 donation requested per person; event includes French Creole-style hors d?oeuvres.


UpStairs on the Square

91 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MONDAY JANUARY 25, 8am-10pm. UpStairs on the Square hosts a day-long fundraiser to support the relief efforts for the earthquake-devastated population of Haiti. All monies collected will be sent to Partners In Health. Guests will be able to make donations all through the day by credit card, check or cash. Raffle tickets for the evening raffle (at $10 per ticket) available for purchase throughout the day, with a drawing at the evening gathering.


Venu

100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116

SATURDAY JANUARY 23. The club's regular cover charge plus an additional $5 at the door will benefit Haiti relief efforts; 6one7 Productions will match each donation.


OM Restaurant and Lounge

92 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

SUNDAY JANUARY 24, 6pm-10pm. A $20 donation to Partners in Health includes your cover charge and a select cocktail. 100 percent of the sale of all sweet potato ravioli will ordered that evening will also be donated.


Taza Chocolate

561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA 02143

ONGOING UNTIL FRIDAY JANUARY 22. Taza Chocolate will donate half of the retail value of all chocolate sales through its website to Partners In Health (that's a pledge of $0.50 of every dollar of chocolate sold at http://TazaChocolate.com).


Bond Restaurant and Lounge

250 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110

SUNDAY JANUARY 24, 9pm. Come together for an event hosted by 6one7 Productions; $10 donation requested per person.


Yoga In The Square

249 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 1pm-2:15pm. Haiti Earthquake Relief Yoga: Please join Checka for a benefit vinyasa flow yoga class. Cost for the class will be $5 (cash or check only please), and all proceeds will be donated to Partners in Health.


Plan B Salon

99 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

THROUGH SATURDAY JANUARY 23. In an effort to help a land of disaster through an industry of beauty, Plan B Cut and Color Boutique in Cambridge will match 20 percent of all pledges for Haiti made by the salon's Facebook Fans.


Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre

400 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02138

SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 6pm-10pm. This free community event will raise funds for earthquake relief in Haiti as part of Dance for World Community. The event will feature Boston and Cambridge youth dance group performances followed by a Community Dance Party where donations will be collected at the door and throughout the evening.


Stella's

1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 6:30pm-10:30pm. One-night event includes open bar and live jazz, and guest chefs will be serving up passed hors d?oeurves from their respective menus, such as parmesan arancini, crab cakes, pizzas and bistecca tartare. 100 percent of the proceeds (suggested donation of $100 per person) will go directly and immediately to Yele Haiti, founded by Wyclef Jean. Guest chefs include: Michael Schlow of Radius, Anthony Caturano of Prezza, Marc Orfaly of Pigalle, Dante de Magistris of Dante and Il Casale.


Rialto

1 Bennett St (Charles Hotel), Cambridge, MA 02138

ONGOING UNTIL SUNDAY JANUARY 31. Rialto will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from its vegetable side dishes to Partners In Health.


The Biltmore Bar and Grille

1205 Chestnut St., Newton, MA 02464

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7, 5pm-8pm. The Biltmore is partnering with Habitat For Humanity Greater Boston to raise funds for the re-building of Haiti. On Super Bowl Sunday, join Biltmore proprietor Jason Owens and Boston resident Matthew Thayer for a viewing party with a purpose. A $50 ticket includes a special menu and open bar; tickets will be available at the door. The evening will also include additional fundraising opportunities through the sale of Super Bowl Squares and raffle prizes.


Healthworks Fitness Ctr Boston

441 Stuart St Ste 4, Boston, MA 02116

Healthworks will donate all enrollment fees for the remainder of January to the Haitian relief fund via Partners in Health. They will also match all additional donations from members and staff for a maximum total contribution of $20,000. Donations are tax-deductible.


Club Passim

47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MA 02138

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9, 7pm. Matt Smith, Passim Club Manager, will host a Haitian Relief Benefit Concert featuring Mark Erelli, Hanneke Cassel, Chris O'Brien and Margaret Glaspy--and many more artists to follow. Donations from ticket prices and raffle prizes will be collected at the event.


Habit

703 E Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

The South Boston boutique is holding a food drive. Please drop off canned donations and Habit will bring them to the American Red Cross to assist the residents of Haiti. Any small donation will help.


The Middle East Nightclub and Restaurant

480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 7pm-11pm. The Middle East Downstairs presents a benefit for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, featuring performances by Big Bear, Ketman, Chris Brokaw, Monique Ortiz, Art Decade, The Dirty Dishes. 18+, $10 minimum donation.


Akamai Technologies Inc

8 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge, MA 02142

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13, 9am-5pm. CrisisCamp will bring together volunteers in Boston to collaborate on technology projects which aim to assist in Haiti's relief efforts by providing data, information, maps and technical assistance to NGOs, relief agencies and the public. More info: http://crisiscampbos02132010.eventbrite.com


River Gods

125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 7pm-1am. Show your support at Hearts For Haiti: Raffles and prizes, Haitian food and drinks, and music by DJ Senator John Blutarski. Suggested $5 at the door, 21+ w/ ID.


Back Bay Yoga

364 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 7pm-8:30pm. Hearts for Haiti: Join Ame Wren for a speciall all-levels vinyasa yoga class to benefit Partners in Health. Suggested donation of $15 or more.