Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 7, left thousands dead, tens of thousands homeless, and large swaths of the country completely devastated. It’s easy enough to feel helpless during a natural disaster that happens in your own backyard, but when tragedy strikes on the other side of the world, it’s even easier to feel like there’s little that you can do to help.
But now is no time to feel helpless! Now is the time to act. And in case you felt like doing something a little more fulfilling than just texting $10 to the Red Cross, we’ve compiled a list of fundraising events that are going on around New York this weekend, all of which will be donating proceeds to Haiyan relief organizations. So instead of complaining about not having anything good to do this weekend, be a do-gooder and support the victims of Haiyan.
Details: Journey of a Brown Girl is an experimental theater project that explores the themes of feminism, immigration and identity. The organization recently announced that it would donate 15% of the proceeds of its next Community Party to the Sagip-Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) Relief Fund.
Location: The Living Gallery BK, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick
Date/Time: 11/15 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Details: Filipino Restaurant the Purple Yam is throwing two special Charity Brunches on November 17th and 24th. The $40 formula is all inclusive, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Typhoon Hayian victims. If, like us, you’ve never tried Filipino Food, or Filipino Brunch before, this seems like a good place to start.
Location: The Purple Yam; 1314 Cortelyou Rd, Ditmas Park
Date/Time: 11/17 & 11/24; Brunchtime!
Details: Juke Bar is throwing a fundraiser, extending happy hour until 10pm and dropping drink prices 10% for the occasion. Suggested donation is $10 at the door, or you can email them if you have cool stuff to give away for their raffle! Proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders and Team Rubicon.
Location: Juke Bar 192 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
Date/Time: 11/20 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Details: For $30 Open Bar from 6:30 to 8:30pm! Includes domestic beer, Heineken and Amstel bottles, wine, and well spirits. All proceeds will go to UNICEF.
Location: Professor Thom’s, 219 2nd Ave, Manhattan
Date/Time: 11/22 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Details: Lotus Blue will be offering discounted prices on select drinks and food for this fundraising events (we are eagerly awaiting further details.) Proceeds will certainly be put to good use, but a recipient organization has yet to be determined.
Location: Lotus Blue Restaurant & Bar, 110 Reade St, Manhattan
Date/Time: 11/26 5:30 – 7:30 pm