Fundraisers for Hospitality Industry Employees

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The current coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, and the unprecedented efforts to help stop the spread, have resulted in a devastating shut down of the hospitality industry.  While some New York City restaurants and bars have remained open for take-out and delivery, others have shut down completely, with hopes to re-open when safe to do so.

Many business have created funding campaigns to help support the workers that have been forced out of work.

Please check out the list below (work in progress) and support the bars you would normally have supported.
You can also view our ongoing thread on twitter.

Hospitality Industry Fundraising Campaigns

In Good CompanyFamily Meal for The NYC Restaurant CommunityIn Good Company Hospitality is providing free meals for restaurant workers and their families. This initiative will keep some employees working, while helping those in need. IGC are asking for donations of $6 per meal to cover costs to keep this initiative growing. All money not used or left over will be donated to charity. Meals can be ordered on-line and will be provided via “take out” from their Parker & Quinn restaurant.Parker & Quinn: 62 W. 39th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.), midtown, New York, NY.
Trinity Pub NYCGo Fund MeTrinity Pub’s Beloved Bar Staff
100% of the proceeds will go to the staff.
Trinity Pub:
229 E. 84th St. (between Second & Third Ave.), Upper East Side, New York, NY.
Go Fund MeJuke Bar NYCJuke Bar’s Finest
100% of the proceeds will go to the staff.
Juke Bar:
196 Second Ave. (12th St.), East Village. New York, NY.
Save The Overlook NYC
Staff has been laid off and they are hoping to raise funds that would help them and help the Overlook.
225 E. 44th St. (between Second & Third Ave.), midtown, New York, NY.
gofundmePlease Help Support The East End Bar & Grill Staff
Any donations you can afford small or large will greatly help the staff of The East End Bar & Grill
The Cutting Room Employee Relief Fund
Funds will support kitchen staff, waitresses, busboys, bartenders, hostesses, production crew, and admin staff.
The Cutting Room: 44 E. 32nd St. (between 5th Ave. & Madison Ave.), midtown, New York, NY.
Donnybrook NYCSantiago & Family
Santiago, of Donnybrook, has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalized and placed on life support. This fundraiser supports Santiago and his family.

35 Clinton St. (Stanton St.), Lower East Side, New York, NY.
go fund meThe Dead Rabbit NYCThe Dead Rabbit Staff Relief Fund
100% of donations made will go directly to the staff.
The Dead Rabbit: 30 Water St. (between Broad St. & Coenties Slip), Financial District, New York, NY.
Blind Tiger Ale HouseThe Blind Tiger Staff Relief Fund
Donations will go directly to the bar and kitchen staff.
Blind Tiger Ale House: 281 Bleecker St. (Jones St.) New York, NY. Greenwich Village
Taproom307/ Go Fund our Staffgofundme
100% to our kitchen staff, food runners, bartenders, and bus boys
Tap Room No. 307
307 Third Ave. (between 23rd & 24th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 725-4766
gofundmeBowery BallroomHelp the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Staff
100% of the funds donated will go to supplementing the income of their night-time hourly staff.
Bowery Ballroom: 6 Delancy St. (between Bowery & Christie St.)
Mercury Lounge: 217 E. Houston St. (between Ludlow & Essex St.) New York, NY
Lower East Side
gofundmeArlene’s Grocery Staff Relief Fund
100% of all donations are going directly to the Arlene’s staff: bartenders, bar backs, box office personnel, sound engineers, production staff, talent buyers and security staff. As an extra incentive, they are offering a free beer or shot for each increment of $20 donated.
Arlene’s Grocery: 95 Stanton St. (between Ludlow & Orchard St.)
Lower East Side. New York, NY.
City Winery Employee Relief Fund
Funds will support our affected team members and will be distributed equally among all temporarily laid off employees.
City Winery: 25 Eleventh Ave. (15th St.) at Pier 57 in Hudson River Park, Chelsea, New York, NY
The Rum House & Ward III Employee Relief Fund
100% of all proceeds collected will go directly to the teams at The Rum House and Ward III.The Rum House: 228 W. 48th St. (between Sixth Ave. & Broadway) (at Edison Hotel), Times Square, New York, NY.
Ward III: 111 Reade St. (W. Broadway) Tribeca, New York, NY
Harding's Relief FundHarding’s Employee Relief Fund
100% of the money we raise here will go to the 26-person staff.
Harding’s: 32 E. 21st St. (between Broadway & Park Ave. S) Flatiron District, New York, NY
Tracks Restaurant
Fundraiser to help pay workers/monthly bills due while they are closed.
Tracks Raw Bar & Grill: 220 W. 31st St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) midtown, New York, NY.
KEATS STRONG- Family owned Restaurant of 40 years!

100% of the proceeds will go to their employees that live paycheck to paycheck.Keats Restaurant: 842 Second Ave. (45th St.) New York, NY. (212) 682-5490
go fund me
BarBacon Staff Relief Fund
100% of proceeds will go directly to the staff to help make up for part of their lost income of both Hell’s Kitchen & Union Square kitchen & waitstaff.
Bar Bacon: 836 Ninth Ave. (between 54th & 55th St.)
Bar Bacon: 127 Fourth Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.)
B61 Barstaff & Alma Restaurant Employee Fundgofundme
Their goal over the next month is to raise $1000 per person to help begin to cover the fundamental costs of living for the 24 servers, dishwashers, cooks, and bartenders.
B61 Bar & Alma Restaurant: 187 Columbia St. (Degraw St.) Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 643-5400
gofundmeLa Contenta Restaurants Employee Relief Fund
100% of contributions will go directly to the staff of La Contenta (Lower East Side location) and La Contenta Oeste (West Village location).La Contenta: 102 Norfolk St. (between Delancy & Rivington St.) Lower East Side New York, NY. (212) 432-4180
La Contenta Oesta: 78 W. 11th St. (Sixth Ave.) Greenwich Village New York, NY. (212) 533-2233
gofundmeThe Junction Staff Support
Funds raised will provide some finances to help to keep food on the tables of the staff of The Junction.
The Junction: 329 Lexington Ave. (between 38th & 39th St.) New York, NY. (212) 682-7700
gofundmeMax Fish Employee Fund
Money raised will go to employees and to helping the bar stay open.
Max Fish: 120 Orchard St. (between Rivington & Delancy St.) New York, NY. (212) 529-3959
Help Royale Staff
157 Avenue C (10th St.) (212) 254-6600
The Skinny Staff Relief Fundgofundme
The Skinny: 174 Orchard St. (between Houston & Stanton St.) (212) 228-3668


Thank you for your support!
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