Haiti Benefits: Here's what's coming up

The Haiti earthquake happened months ago, but there are still people in our community reaching out a helping hand. We've posted all the benefits we're aware of that have been organized by local artists and cultural organizations that are pitching in to help. And rest assured, we'll continue to add more as we hear about them.

Friday, April 10:

Mel's Bar & Grill, 5970 South Holly Street, will host a fundraiser and donation drive featuring Renee Butler Galvin and Jamie Salyer. Tickets to the event are $50, which includes wine tasting, hos d'ouevre, live music and prizes; you can also send a cash donation or drop off supplies (infant formula, cotton dressings, disinfectants, antibacterial soaps/hand sanitizers, band aids and more) between 2 and 6 p.m. For a full supply list, visit

Sunday, April 11:

A benefit concert featuring music for viols, guitar and voice from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries will take place at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street in Boulder. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be collected (suggested donation: $10). Call 303-442-5246 or visit

Friday, April 16:

The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design's American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter is presenting RMCycle, a charity event benefiting Architecture for Humanity and the organization's work in Haiti.There will be a silent auction, cocktails, a guest speaker and more. Admission is $15, $10 for studentes; RSVP to [email protected] or visit


Among the items desperately needed in Haiti are shoes, and Soles4Souls has joined forces with Shoe Carnival to raise funds for donations, including shoes as well as food, bottled water, medical supplies and baby products. Customers at Shoe Carnival stores have the option to make a donation at check-out; Z Coil Pain Relief Footwear, 1468 Pearl Street in Boulder, is also collecting new and gently used work boots, sneakers and children's shoes. You can drop those shoes off between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or between noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Concerned about the animals in Haiti? You can donate to the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) through the American Humane Association; find out more at

If you're a HealthOne employee, then you have the option to donate to the HCA Haiti Relief Fund -- and the company will match your donations to the fund, and provide in-kind donations, up to $1 million. Get more information at

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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