Philippines Recovery and Relief: How You Can Help In NYC


Relief and recovery for the Philippines is in full effect after Typhoon Haiyan left the country and its citizens in utter devastation earlier this week. There are nearly 4,000 confirmed dead and 500,000 survivors who are badly in need of supplies. There are endless ways to help. You can donate to the Philippine Red Cross, who is providing a family-tracking service for those looking for missing family members, or to Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Relief Services, Direct Relief or Doctors Without Borders. You can also give to Paper contributor Jessica Suarez's fundraiser for Oxfam, which is giving 100% of funds collected to Philippine relief, and has emergency responders on the ground. There are also benefits happening around town this week. If you have listings for benefits/fundraisers you'd like us to post, just email See below for all the opportunities you can show support around NYC this weekend and in the coming days.

Paper contributor and fabulous Filipino Jessica Suarez is accepting donations for OxFam. She is trying to raise $5,000 by Thanksgiving. Help her go way beyond her goal here!

Opia restaurant is hosting a benefit for Doctors Without Borders tonight, with a suggested donation of $20 for guests as well as a $100/plate dinner special, from which 60% of proceeds will be donated. [Via GuestofaGuest]

The East Village's Juke Bar has a fundraiser going on tonight with a ton of DJs and an extended happy hour. 10% of bar sales will go to relief efforts.

The Filipino American Museum is holding a fundraiser for typhoon relief efforts on November 21st at Galapagos. More info on the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns website.

The Fashion For Relief: Clothing Sale to Help the Philippines Rebuild is being held at the Philippine Consulate General Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The sale will feature "styles from Diane von Furstenberg and other style icons, refreshments, DJ sets, and more." All proceeds raised will go directly to relief support. More info here.

Ditmas Park's Purple Yam is having a fundraising Sunday brunch this weekend. Meals are fixed at $40 and all funds raised will be donated to relief efforts.

Cocktail den Randolph Brooklyn is holding a fundraiser on Thursday night with a suggested donation of $20 at the door going to benefiting Filipinos suffering from post-disaster trauma and violence. DJ sets by Mark Holcomb and Steven Rojas. Canned food, clothes and bedding donations will also be accepted and donated to the Philippine Red Cross.

Vegan networking group Vegan Drinks is holding a benefit for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society and their relief efforts for animals displaced and abandoned by the storm. Info here.

The Gin Blossoms (!!!) are donating proceeds from their NYC Stage 48 show Thursday, November 21st to the Philippine Red Cross. More info here.

Mia Moretti, Cleo Wade, Liza Voloshin, Margot and club No. 8 are hosting "25 Words, 25 Paintings in Support of 1 Cause" on Friday, November 22nd at 8 p.m. 25 paintings, each using the creators' word of choice, will be auctioned and all proceeds from the art will go directly to non-profit. The auction will "feature the favorite words" of Mia Moretti, Katy Perry, Solange Knowles, Questlove, Mos Def, Olivia Munn, Jack Dorsey, Aaron Sorkin, A-Trak, Curtis Kulig, Deepak Chopra, Eve, Jay Electronica and more.  

There's a fundraising happy hour at Professor Thom's Friday, November 22nd. All proceeds raised will be donated to Unicef's hurricane relief work. More info here. [Via BedfordandBowery]

David Byrne is staging a special concert version of his interactive Imelda Marcos musical "Here Lies Love," featuring the full cast, at Terminal 5 on Saturday night. Tickets here. All proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders.

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