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Posted at 5:48 PM ET, 01/15/2010

DC region hosts events to help Haiti

By Washington Post editors

A number of stores, restaurants, clubs and other organizations in the Washington metro area are hosting benefits for Haiti. We will update the list as we get more information.

Spelling for Bees will donate all proceeds from its Feb. 2 concert to Haiti relief efforts. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW.

The Sole Drive is extending its shoe drive for parishes in Jamaica to help the people of Haiti. In addition to shoes (emphasis on toddler, tween, & adult sizes), the group is asking for donations of clothing and non-perishable goods. Goods will be collected on Monday, Jan. 18 from noon - 3 p.m. at LIV Lounge, 2001 11th Street, NW.

The Knights of Columbus EDW Council #2479 will hold "Swing for Haiti," a concert to support Haiti. The event will be held Tues., Jan. 19, 7-9 p.m. at 5115 Little Falls Drive in Arlington. The Knights are asking for a donation of $20.

“Song of the Earth” takes on a new meaning on Friday night. The National Symphony Orchestra is donating the proceeds from its scheduled concert on Jan. 22 to the Haiti Relief and Development Fund of the American Red Cross.
The Haiti Relief Benefit Concert will take place on Friday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $85 and are available at the Kennedy Center box office.
-- Anne Midgette

Metromix and the Shadow Room will host an earthquake relief party on Friday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross’ efforts in Haiti.

Busboys & Poets, 2120 14th St. N.W., will hold a Haiti Relief open mic night on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

The Embassy of Haiti, at 2311 Massachusetts Avenue NW, will hold a survival kit drive on Sunday, Jan. 17, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Officials are asking for items such as baby wipes, formula and diapers, hand sanitizer, blankets, batteries and flashlights.

D.C. area rappers Wale, Tabi Bonney, D.C. Don Juan and others will perform at the 9:30 Club, 815 V. Street NW on Monday, Jan. 18 to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, will also hold a benefit for the victims of the earthquake on Feb. 6 at 9 p.m.

Whole Foods at 1440 P Street in NW is taking donations at the register for Americares.

Giant Food of Landover, beginning Saturday, Jan. 16 and continuing through Jan. 31, will collect donations in all stores and corporate offices on behalf of the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

If there are other events, fundraisers or benefits for the victims of the earthquake, please email, or let us know in the comments.

By Washington Post editors  | January 15, 2010; 5:48 PM ET
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