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These Local Businesses Are Supporting Harvey Relief Efforts

Martin do Nascimento
Volunteers with the HEB Disaster Relief Team bring supplies to the Smithville Recreation Center, which was serving as a shelter, on Sunday.

Donating directly to a charity or nonprofit organization is the best way to help the thousands of Texans displaced by Harvey. You can also support local businesses collecting donations or pledging a portion of their proceeds to storm relief.

Bars and Restaurants

J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge has partnered with Friends & Allies Brewing, Yardbird Music Studio and S.D. Bosque Music Firm in Austin to donate proceeds from an all-day happy hour and music, art and dance performance on Friday, Sept. 1. Proceeds will benefit theYou Caring Houston Flood Relief Fund set up by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.

Freedmen’s Bar will accept material donations (diapers, socks, etc.) Aug. 29 to Sept. 3. Donations will be delivered to the Rockport and Port Aransas areas.  

Icenhauer’s will donate $1 from each sangria sold to the American Red Cross from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. The bar will also have donation jars set out for anyone who wants to make a larger donation.

New Stompin Grounds Bar & Grill will collect material donations (clothes, toiletries, canned goods, water, etc.) until Sept 2. Bar owners say they will also form a committee to make plans to help rebuild the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

CaneRosso’s is selling $50 raffle tickets for a year’s worth of free pizza. Tickets can be bought online or at any location in Texas. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to flood relief efforts.  

All Caffe Medici locations are collecting diapers for Austin Diaper Bank. 

Independence Brewing Co. will host a Hurricane Harvey Toy, Clothes & Supply Drive. Those who donate items including diapers, baby food, toys, clothes, blankets and canned food (minimum of three cans) will receive an token redeemable at that moment or at a later date.

Freebirds World Burrito is accepting canned goods and bottled water through Sept. 3 to donate to local food banks.

Apis will give out $25 gift cards on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 in exchange for physical donations such as water, diapers, body soap, blankets, canned food for displaced hurricane survivors. 

Kung Fu Saloonwill be hosting “Drink 4 a Cause” event Sept. 5 at its downtown location. It will donate 50 percent of drink sales to Harvey relief efforts.

Kyoten Sushiko will donate $40 to relief efforts set up by the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt for each dinner guest the restaurant serves from Aug. 30-Sept. 10.

The Mediterranean restaurant Shawarma Point is donating 100 percent of its profits to the American Red Cross from now until Sept. 1.

Veracruz All Natural, Tamale House East, VaqueroTaquero, Taco Joint, and Pueblo Viejo are teaming up to host Tacos for Houston on Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. A portion of taco sales will be donated to Houston and the Gulf Coast.

LeRoy and Lewis has partnered with Houston’s Feges BBQ to host a Labor Day Smokeout Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Cash and other requested items like toiletries and clothes will be accepted.

This week, Biderman’s Deli is accepting cash donations and pet supplies for Austin Pets Alive and Red Cross.

In partnership with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, The Hightower will donate 30 percent of queso fundido sales until the end of September. All proceeds will go to Austin Disaster Relief.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar will donate 100 percent of Goodnight/Good Cause Burger sales to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Sept. 4 and 5. Tito’s Handmade Vodka will also donate $1 for every Hopdoddy drink made with Tito’s Vodka.

Fixe Southern House will host a special Daily Social Wine Tasting with Domaine Serene on Sept. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to donate Hurricane Harvey welcome kits for a complimentary tasting and bites from the restaurant’s kitchen. Those without a kit can join the tasting for $30. Kits will be donated to Austin area shelters on Sept. 6.

Holy Roller is partnering with Tito’s Vodka to accept donations for Harvey victims through Sept. 8. Supplies brought to Holy Roller will be transported by Tito’s trucks to affected communities. For a list of needed supplies visit Austin Disaster Relief Network

Once Over Coffee Bar will donate $1 to relief efforts for every bag of coffee beans, beer or wine sold through Sept. 7.

Hawaiian and sea food restaurant Poke-Poke will donate $1 per order to flood relief efforts.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya will donate all proceeds from the purchase of its $15 Hatch Green Chili and Chicken Broth Ramen to flood relief efforts in Houston, while supplies last.

Music Venues

Cheer Up Charlie's will collect plus-size clothing donations for Hurricane Harvey victims through Sept. 2. 

Ice Cream Shops

Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100 percent of sales from its Texas Sheet Cakes pints to the Red Cross.

Amy’s Ice Creams will provide a free small ice cream with one topping on Sept. 1 to anyone who shows proof of a monetary donation to any Hurricane Harvey relief organization.


Dancer’s Shape, a barre and pilates studio, is hosting a cardio kickoff event Sept. 9. Cash donations and 25 percent of all sales from the day will go toMayor Turner's Hurricane Relief Fund. Donations will be accepted during classes leading up to the event.

Painting with a Twist’s North Austin location will host a Painting with a Purpose Fundraiser on Sept. 17. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Painting with a Twist families affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

Art.Work Austin donate will host a Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser Artist Auction on Sept. 15. All the proceeds will go toward necessities for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.   

Austin Bat Cave will host a Story Department :: Reply All and Hurricane Harvey Benefit on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. All proceeds go toward flood relief efforts in areas affected by Harvey.

Chariot is collecting donated items from various businesses around Central Texas and will deliver them to Houston shelters this Saturday and Sunday. They are also personally donating clean water, diapers, non-perishable food and other supplies.

Taurus Auto Dealing will donate 10 percent of retail product sales to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts until Sept. 11.

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