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Matador Contributor Organizes Haiti Fundraiser in Chicago

by Julie Schwietert Jan 26, 2010
All proceeds of the Hope 4 Haiti Happy Hour will be donated to Save the Children.

Allen Burt, a long-time Matador member and contributor, describes himself as a “former business consultant turned vagabond and social entrepreneur” in his Matador profile, so we’re not surprised he has organized a fundraiser for Haiti.

Burt, who’s also one of the co-founders of Library for Laos, invites Matador members and readers to the Hope 4 Haiti Happy Hour, which will be held in Chicago this Friday.

Here are all the details:

Date: Friday, January 29
Location: Hi-Tops: 2462 N. Lincoln Avenue (between Altgeld & Montana Streets) , Chicago
Time: 8-10 PM
Deal: From 8-10 PM, $30 all-you-can-drink domestic drafts and well drinks, as well as $2 shots and $5 bombs. From 10pm to close, it’s $3 “you-call-its” with your wristband. Appetizers will also be served.

Save the Children has worked in Haiti since 1978 and currently has more than 200 staff on the ground in the country. It has set up and staffed a mobile health clinic in Leogane and Jacmel, and is working urgently to prevent public health crises among infants and children in the aftermath of the quake.

Charity Navigator gives Save the Children a four star rating, noting that the organization allocates 91.7% of funds raised to actual services (the remainder are used for administrative and additional fund raising costs).

Anonymous donors will match the first $600 of donations.

Even if you can’t attend the event, donations are being accepted through the fund raising website set up for the event. Donations will also be taken at the door on Friday night.

Community Connection:

Read about other ways money is being raised for Haiti: Help for Haiti: Big Music Gets in on the Act

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