Austin Helps Haiti

The effects of the horrific devastation in Haiti have rippled profoundly throughout the world and across our home fronts. Austin has been quick to respond with aggressive relief efforts in hopes of mitigating the hardships of the Haitian people in whichever way possible. In addition to donating to the

Red Cross,

Doctors Without Borders,

Unicef and

Partners in Health, you can lend your support by visiting a few of our neighborhood businesses committed to this cause.

Updated: February 22, 2010

Fundraising for Haiti


Antone's Nightclub

213 W Fifth St, Austin, TX 78701

Antone's is urging both the general public and surrounding medical facilities to drop off any donations of medical supplies such as surgical gauze, insulin, and splints & slings at the venue's 5th street location. A full list of requested items can be found online at <a href="http://www.antones.net"> Antones.net</a>


Yoga Yoga

4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd : The yoga studio's Westgate location invites everyone for a yoga class from 7-9 pm, with all proceeds going towards Direct Relief International.


Copa Bar And Grill

217 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th: The American Red Cross hosts an event at Copa Bar and Grill on Congress Avenue in support for Haiti relief efforts.


Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78751

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26TH: Join local favorite Kate Edmonson for a jazz concert at Vino Vino, where 50% of the wine bar's sales will benefit Partners in Health.


Ruta Maya Importing Co

3601 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th: Ruta Maya is organizing a reggae benefit for our local Red Cross chapter. Root Dimension Reggae is scheduled as headliner for the event, with more lineup additions to be announced soon.


Grass Patch Inc

15841 Ronald W Reagan Blvd, Leander, TX 78641

The Grass Patch in Leander has set up a drop-off box for tarps and sleeping bags. Only these items will be accepted. This relief effort is propelled by the Austin-based non-profit organization, <a href="http://www.thirstnomore.org"> Thirst No More</a>. Drop-off times are: Mon-Fri, 7:30AM through 5:30PM and Saturday, 8AM-12PM


Total Relief Footwear

13492 N Highway 183 Ste 250, Austin, TX 78750

Cam & Celia White, owners of Total Relief Footwear, are urging the public to consider the importance of donating not only money, first aid kits, and food & water supplies, but shoes to protect the feet of those treading through the island's rubble, and amidst broken glass, twisted steel, sharp objects and raw sewage. In conjunction with Soles4Souls, the shop is accepting gently used donatable shoes. (Work boots, sneakers, walking shoes, and children's shoes are particularly requested.)


R Martin Ltd

2125 Goodrich Ave # B, Austin, TX 78704

R Martin Limited, retailer and distributor of electric bikes, mobility scooters, and mopeds is giving $25 to the Save the Children organization for each electric bike purchased this month.


Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20th: The historic downtown theatre is screening Turk Pipkin's documentary, "One Peace at a Time" at 7:30pm to benefit the crisis. Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to show time.


Austin Music Hall

208 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th: "Help Austin Help Haiti" Benefit Concert, organized by musician Joe Ely, starts at 2pm and goes on until midnight. With tickets $28 in advance/$33 at the door, the charity event boasts an impressive lineup with the sounds of Bob Schneider, Billy Joe Shaver, The Gourds, Guy Forsyth, Reckless Kelly, and many more. A concurrent silent auction will also be held.


Venue 222

222 East 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28th: 8:00 start time for the "Hip Hoptronic Haiti Relief" event at Aces Lounge. Hip hop, Electronic, Reggae, Acoustic, and Funk for a $10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of the proceeds benefitting <a href="http://www.yele.org">YELE.ORG </a> and their earthquake relief fund.