Food & Drink

Some early events, fundraisers, and tributes

Published On 04/16/2013 Published On 04/16/2013
MIT's Green Building w/ American Flag

Here's our list of the different ways you can support those affected by the tragedy, both locally and nationally.

  • Your fave historical t-shirt designers (and Hub natives), Declaration, have just released a sweet "Boston Strong" style with 100% of the profits going to the One Fund. You're absolutely going to want one
  • The National High Five Project is raising cash for mental health care and physical therapy for marathon bombing victims. High five some money there way
  • Starting Tuesday the 23rd (and running for three consecutive Tuesday nights), Harpoon Brewery is hosting "Brewed For Boston Nights" in the Beer Hall and will be donating 100% of pint and pretzel sales. Put this on your calendar
  • Friday night April 19th, Central Square's ImprovBoston is opening its doors for free. All shows are by donation only, with proceeds going to the One Fund. Learn more here
  • The proceeds from Sunday's (April 21) Revelry for Charity celebrity chef dinner at jm Curley... is One Fund bound. And tix are still available
  • Old Try and Union Press have teamed up on a Massachusetts letterpress print that depicts the first flag of New England. All net proceeds are going to charity. See it and buy it
  • The Cask 'n Flagon's unveiled an "Eat Your Heart Out" campaign and is giving 100% of the sales from their specialty "Patriot" pizza to the One Fund from April 19th to the 28th. Go eat pizza
  • Live in Medfield? Enjoy Zebra Bistro's weekly Sunday roasts? Well, this week, the 21st, it's pay as you please with all the proceeds going to help marathon victims and their families. You'll probably want a reservation though
  • Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick have formed The One Fund to help those most affected by Monday's tragedy. Read more about it and donate, here
  • Today, April 17th, starting at 3p at The Tavern in Framingham, Jack's Abby Brewing is hosting a fundraiser and serving beer donated by breweries from across New England. Find out more here
  • Boston's public safety unions have formed the Boston First Responders Fund and are donating 100 percent of the money they raise to victims and their families. Donate now
  • Eat at one of 45 restaurants around town today, April 17th, and they'll donate between 10%-50% of your check to the Greg Hill Foundation, specifically "to assist families affected by yesterday's senseless bombings". See which restaurants are participating
  • Pat's Day Fund. On Monday the 22nd, local men's clothier Ball & Buck will donate 10% of all sales from both their Newbury Street and online stores to the Boston Chapter of the Red Cross. Find out more
  • Half the cash raised at this year's Friends with Benefits Gala on April 25th is headed to the One Fund. Buy your ticket, find a friend
  • Declaring "The show will go on", all of the proceeds from Saturday's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bar Crawl will now be donated to helping marathon victims. There're a few tix still available here.
  • Social Boston Sports is also donating 100% of the profits from their April 27th Freedom Pub Crawl to the One Fund. Be free here
  • Boston Marathon: The Last Five Miles. Join thousands as they walk the last leg of the marathon route from the top of Heartbreak Hill to the finish line, Friday at 430p. Are you in? If so, tell 'em here
  • Drink more beer and feel good about doing it, as Belmont's Craft Beer Cellar is now donating all of the money from their "Fund a CBC Campaign" to the victims and their families. See for yourself
  • Show your Hub pride by rocking one of these Emerson student-designed "Boston Strong" tees, the cost of which will reportedly be donated to help victims. More than 5,000 have already been sold. Buy yours now
  • Thanks in part to some superhumans who ran right from the race to the hospital to donate blood, the Red Cross is more than equipped to care for the victims. But you can help with future emergencies by giving money or scheduling a blood donation here. You can also register for one of their first aid courses, and tell everyone you're practically a doctor.
  • The Salvation Army has two mobile kitchens going for emergency responders and families, so you could throw some cash their way.
  • The techies over at TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) are collaborating with the mayor's office, Red Cross, and area hospitals to find the best places to distribute donations. Check out their fundraising page.
  • Speaking of hospitals, you could also help out the local ones with victims in their ERs, like Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • The good people at Brigham and Women's Hospital have treated at least 31 of the injured.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has also been providing emergency care.
  • The Boston Medical Center has been treating victims ranging from five to 78yrs old.
  • Also fighting the good fight is Tufts Medical Center.
  • Finally, there's the Boston Children's Hospital, which will take some new Dr. Seuss books or LEGO sets along with monetary donations.
  • If you'd like to make a more symbolic sign of solidarity, you can join the #RunChat call to wear Boston Marathon colors of blue and yellow when you go jogging this week.
  • Some Etsy vendors are selling goods with a portion or all of the proceeds going to organizations helping the victims. For example, there's this Boston cream pie charm.
  • Or you can order this "prayers for Boston" keychain.
  • Tape over your BC High bumper sticker with this "We Remember Boston" one.
  • Make your arms 85 percent more patriotic with these running arm sleeves.

  • Know of other ways to help and/or give, please leave details in the comments.
    Updated: April 18, 2013