Helping Haiti

Our hearts go out to those suffering as a result of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. It's easy to feel powerless, but more effective to help--donate directly to one of the multiple organizations like Red Cross offering relief in the small country, or stop by a local fundraiser to give a few bucks. Know of anything we're missing? Email

Updated: February 04, 2010

Where to Give

American Red Cross

1900 25th Ave SPO Box 3097, Seattle, WA 98144

Perhaps the easiest method to donate is by texting "Haiti" to 90999 on your cell phone; each text results in a $10 donation added directly to your phone bill, and the money goes entirely to the American Red Cross. Already, millions of dollars have been donated.

Theo Chocolate

3400 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The popular Fremont chocolate shop is donating 100 percent of the purchase price of 45-percent milk chocolate and 70-percent classic dark chocolate bars to CARE, a humanitarian nonprofit raising money for Haiti. Available also at Caffe Vita locations.


412 N 36th St, Fremont, WA 98103

Party for a cause on Monday, Jan. 18 (7pm), at this Fremont lounge and live-music venue, where DJs Supreme La Rock, B Mello, DV One and Vitamin D will be performing to rally support for those in Haiti. The $10 donation at the door and proceeds from 42 Below vodka sales all go to Convoy of Hope's helping the victims.

Campagne Restaurant - Closed Winter of 2011

86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

On Monday, Jan. 25 (5:30pm), this downtown French restaurant will be serving a three-course Bouillabaisse dinner to support Doctors Without Borders' efforts in Haiti. Suggested donation is $100 per person (includes food and wine), all of which will go to the nonprofit; Inn at the Market will match the first $5,000 donated.

Pcc Natural Markets

7504 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

This local grocery co-op donated $25,000 toward the Red Cross's relief efforts in Haiti.


3416 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Wyclef Jean's nonprofit in Haiti) is benefiting from this Fremont sandwich shop's $5 bags of Creole popcorn; the entire purchase price goes to the organization.

Crow Restaurant & Bar

823 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Tuesday, Jan. 19, Crow and sister restaurant Betty are hosting a dinner to benefit Doctors Without Borders--all of the profits from the evening's meal will go to the nonprofit.

Coastal Kitchen

429 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Dine for a cause--on Thursday, Jan. 21, this popular Capitol Hill eatery will donate 25 percent of the entire day's sales to Mercy Corps, an organization helping relief efforts in Haiti. Starts at 8am and goes until 10pm.

Coe Elementary School

2424 7th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

A good excuse to get rid of all that extra junk you've been hoarding: Coe is hosting a Help for Haiti Rummage Sale on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 10am to 3pm. Bring your donations to the school gym on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10am to 3pm; all proceeds will benefit Haiti relief efforts.

ART Restaurant and Lounge at the Four Seasons

99 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

This Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23 and 24, join ART for dinner and 10 percent of your bill will be donated to the Red Cross. Time to order that expensive bottle of wine you've been eyeing.

Moore Theatre

1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98107

The Seattle Helping Haiti Auction and Concert is an evolving event--as of now, musicians Vince Mira, Classic Crime and Mike Herrera are scheduled to perform to raise money for the Red Cross; there will also be a silent auction filled with donated goods from local businesses.

World Concern

19303 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

This humanitarian group is headquartered in Seattle and has been providing aid to Haiti for more than 30 years. If you're looking for a reliable local organization to donate to, these guys are it.

How To Cook A Wolf

2208 Queen Anne Ave, Seattle, WA 98109

This fabulous Queen Anne restaurant is but one of the eateries participating in Dine Out Seattle for Haiti on Sunday, Jan. 24. Spring Hill, Dinette, Restaurant Zoe, Tavolata, Barking Frog and more will donate a percentage of their proceeds to NetHope.

Pomegranate Bistro

18005 NE 68th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Chef Lisa Dupar will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from purchases on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to Medical Teams International. Special Haitian dishes like chicken curry with bananas and sweet potatoes, peanut cake and Haitian Pois Rouges will be available.

Boom Noodle

1121 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

This Capitol Hill noodle joint is thinking outside the box--on Tuesday, Jan. 26, they're hosting an exhibit and silent auction from 7pm to 10pm, with proceeds going to help the Red Cross' efforts in Haiti.