Normally, I send out a weekly events update on Sundays, but wanted to give everyone an early edition to highlight events hosted by members of the wine industry to help those in need in Haiti. I also encourage you to consider giving directly to the organizations providing much needed aid to earthquake victims.
Thurs. Jan. 14 – Sat. Jan. 16: CAV Wine Bar (Civic Center)
1666 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Charitable Organization: Doctors Without Borders
Donation Plan: CAV will donating 10% of its proceeds to Doctors Without Borders .
Mon. Jan. 18: Wine for Haiti SF Charity Drive @ Presidio Cafe (Presidio)
300 Finley Road
San Francisco, CA 94129
5:00pm – 8:00pm – suggested donation of $50 / preferred donation of $100
Sirona Cares Foundation – Michelle Lacourciere of Pacifica directs this San Francisco nonprofit that helps support orphanages and schools in Haiti. She started her venture in 2008, after Haiti suffered through four hurricanes. Right now all proceeds raised go directly to the earthquake relief effort. Find out more about Sirona Cares support efforts at sironacaresblog.com
Doctors Without Borders – has already treated more than 1,000 people on the ground in Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake, but the needs are huge. An inflatable hospital with operating theatres is expected to arrive in the next 24 hours.
Partners in Health – Partners in Health and its partner organization Zanmi Lasante have worked in Haiti for nearly twenty-five years, and today is one of the largest non-governmental health care providers in the country. PIH has a number of hospitals in Haiti and desperately needs donations to fund relief efforts.
America Red Cross – With estimates that as many as three million people may be affected by the catastrophic earthquake which hit Haiti Tuesday, the American Red Cross is releasing an additional $9 million for earthquake relief, bringing its total commitment so far to $10 million to support relief efforts in Haiti.
Donation Plan: Asking for suggested donations of $50 and preferred donations of $100 (or more). Checks only — checks should be made out to the foundation of your choice, and 100% of monies raised will go to the organization
The following wine distributors are participating, and will be pouring over twenty wines.
Wed., Jan. 20: Bin 38 Fundraiser (Marina)
3232 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
4:00pm – 1:00am
Charitable Organization: The What If? Foundation
According to the foundation’s website, “Founded in 2000, the What If? Foundation funds food and education programs for children in Haiti.”
Donation Plan: Bin 38 will donate $2 for each glass of wine or bottled beer sold, and will be collecting donations at the door (so bring our checkbook).