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Friday, May 21, 2010

5/22 — Free International Awareness Festival at D'Estee Inc.

Posted By on 05.21.10 at 03:06 PM

On Sat 5/22 from 2 to 5 PM, the Chicago alumnae chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosts a free International Awareness Festival at D'Estee Inc. (4525 S. King). Panelists from Asia, South America, and Africa will discuss global health and economic issues, and participants can sample international cuisine and browse a marketplace of international vendors selling clothing, jewelry, and other items. Proceeds from sales benefit ongoing relief efforts in Haiti as well as the chapter's well-building project in Africa.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

5/7 — Silent Auction and Fund-raiser at Creative Studio Space

Posted By on 05.07.10 at 11:42 AM


Tonight from 6 to 10 PM, the arts group Fresh Mint Media hosts "Art Relief: Help for Haiti," a benefit for UNICEF's Haiti relief work, at Creative Studio Space (2941 W. Belmont). A silent auction curated by Samantha Haring features paintings, sculpture, photos, and other works made by more than 30 visual artists, including School of the Art Institute faculty and students and members of the Des Plaines Art Guild and Des Plaines Camera Club. Also at the party: food and drinks, psychics, and tarot card readings. Admission is a $10 suggested donation. For more info, contact Haring at 847-533-5959 or via e-mail.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

4/17 — Cultural Event at Malcolm X College Benefits Haiti Relief

Posted By on 04.15.10 at 05:38 PM

On Sat 4/17 from 9 AM to 4 PM, the Bruce K. Hayden Center for the Performing Arts (1900 W. Van Buren) at Malcolm X College hosts the education and culture event "The Year of Africa: Africa, Cuba, the Diaspora, and the Haitian Crisis," with proceeds benefiting ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. Activities include a 9 AM dance class, a 9:45 AM community drum circle, and a silent auction. General admission is $30 and includes all events plus lunch; students and seniors pay $15. Tickets are available through the event Web site, at, or at 312-850-7472. All proceeds will fund work coordinated by the Evanston-based crisis relief organization the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

3/16 — Haiti Benefit in the West Loop

Posted By on 03.15.10 at 04:31 PM

Tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, the real estate agency Century 21 S.G.R. Inc. hosts a Haiti relief benefit at its property at 1254 W. Jackson. Admission is $5 and includes a raffle with prizes donated by West Loop businesses, hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails. All proceeds go to the international relief agency Save the Children.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

2/26 — "Go Within to Give to Those Without" Fashion Show

Posted By on 02.26.10 at 04:00 PM


Tonight from 7 to 10 PM, Studio Within Salon/Spa hosts "Go Within to Give to Those Without" — a fashion show and benefit for the American Red Cross's Haiti relief efforts — at Architectural Artifacts (4325 N. Ravenswood). The event includes a cocktail hour with passed food and a silent auction, and a free Studio Within haircut. Tickets are available here.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

2/26— I Still Love H.E.R. Haiti Benefit Performance

Posted By on 02.25.10 at 01:10 PM


All proceeds from Theori Media's Fri 2/26 performance of Wendell J. Tucker's "sociological musical" I Still Love H.E.R. (atributetohiphop) will benefit Haiti relief work undertaken by Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti. Described by Laura Molzahn as an "unguided tour of hip-hop music and dance," the show runs through 3/27 at the Chicago Center for Performing Arts (777 N. Green). Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased here; Friday's show time is 8 PM.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

2/7 — Haircuts for Haiti

Posted By on 02.05.10 at 03:07 PM

On Sun 2/7, the proceeds of all haircut sales at Art + Science Salon's three locations will go to Little by Little, a nonprofit organization that carries out health care and nutrition programs, sustainability initiatives, and other projects in Haiti. The locations and hours are 1971 N. Halsted, 10 AM-5 PM (312-787-4247); 1552 N. Milwaukee, 9 AM-6 PM (773-227-4247); and 811 Church in Evanston, 9 AM-6 PM (847-864-4247).

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

2/6 — Have a Heart for Haiti Benefit at Artisans 21

Posted By on 02.04.10 at 02:46 PM

On Sat 2/6 from 10 AM to 7 PM, Hude Park's Artisans 21 Gallery (1373 E. 53rd) holds a free benefit for Haiti. Ten percent of sales from pottery, jewelry, woven goods, and other items— along with all proceeds generated from raffle sales (tickets are $5 each)— will go to the humanitarian organization CARE, which has been distributing food and other supplies to earthquake victims. Food and drinks will be served. For more information, call 312-226-7474.

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2/4 — Unite 4 Haiti Benefit at LaSalle Power Co.

Posted By on 02.04.10 at 12:32 PM

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Tonight LaSalle Power Co. (500 N. LaSalle) hosts the Unite 4 Haiti Benefit from 6 to 10 PM, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. Chicago's hip-hop duo RichKiddz and the Platinum Crue dance troupe will perform, Natalie Getz (ABC's The Bachelor), NBC5 meteorologist Ginger Zee, and others will take turns bartending, and Centered Chef, SRO Catering, and Big Delicious Planet will supply hors d’oeuvres. Other attractions include a photobooth, DJ sets, and a silent auction for goods donated by Garrett Popcorn, Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, Halo for Men, and other Chicago businesses. Admission is $20.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Buy a T-shirt, Help Haiti

Posted By on 01.28.10 at 02:58 PM


The designers of this Threadless T-shirt (which reads "Men anpil chay pa lou," a Haitian proverb that means "Many hands make the load lighter") are donating all proceeds to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. As of January 25, they'd collected $70,000; men's, women's, and kids' sizes are still available.

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