Here’s How To Help

It’s a beautiful weekend in Westport. We’ve got the Slice of Saugatuck and Westport Country Playhouse gala to look forward to — along with the usual beach and sports activities, plus everything else under the sun.

Elsewhere in the hemisphere, people are hurting.

“Give a Little Love” with these chocolates — and help hurricane victims.

Here are a few ways Westporters can aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. If you know other ways to help — including those affected by the Mexican earthquake — click “Comments” below.

Aarti Khosla, owner of Le Rouge — the artisan chocolate shop at 190 Main Street — is donating 50% of the proceeds from her ongoing “Give a Little Love” handmade hearts campaign to OneAmericaAppeal.

That’s the effort by all 5 living former ex-presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter — to provide aid to Houston.

Dolores Catania

On Sunday, September 17 (5 to 7 p.m., Terrain Garden Cafe, 561 Post Road East), Dolores Catania from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and Angela Pantalone, owner of the Wag Central indoor dog facility, will talk about how they took life challenges and made their own empires.

The event raises money for Harvey and Irma victims. Click here for ticket information.

PS: Le Rouge also has 40 “Hate Has No Home” here yard signs. Pick yours up now!

2 responses to “Here’s How To Help

  1. Christine Bisceglie

    Thank you Dan. And there is another big fundraising event tomorrow night at the Levitt Pavilion, sponsored by the ADL- Anti Defamation League all proceeds go to ” combat bias, bigotry and bullying ” – “Voices- a Concert for Unity”. Big names from both the performing arts world and state and local government. Registration ended a few days ago , so not sure if tickets still available .

  2. There is also a CAR WASH to benefit victims of hurricane Harvey at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Avenue, from 8 am to 11 am tomorrow, Sept. 10th. The youth group is raising money for the Chapelwood Parish in West Houston (suggested donation for a wash is $10) which like many other places was devastated by the storm.