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Where to have fun in D-FW and help with Hurricane Harvey relief

If you want to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief while staying close to home, businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth's entertainment sector have started to announce special events where proceeds will go straight to relief efforts. Those important efforts are being felt outside of North Texas, too; in Cartersville, Georgia, the Anheuser-Busch brewery stopped canning beer to can and ship clean drinking water to areas affected by the hurricane.

We've rounded up some ways your spending dollars around D-FW will help with relief efforts. If you're looking for direct volunteer and donation outlets, please check out other ways to help here.

State Fair of Texas / NorthPark

Fairgoers ride the Texas Star ferris wheel during the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in...
Fairgoers ride the Texas Star ferris wheel during the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas, Monday, October 17, 2016. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)(Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

Visit the concierge desk at NorthPark (Level 1, next to Neiman Marcus) and buy discounted general admission tickets to the State Fair of Texas. (Sept. 29-Oct. 22). Tickets are $15 ($3 less than what you'd pay at the gate) and $5 of the purchase price will go to hurricane disaster relief through the Salvation Army and Red Cross. Tickets are available through Oct. 22.


Buy a Whataburger Texas Tee in September and support the Houston Food Bank and the Coastal Bend Food Bank's recovery efforts.

Josh Abbott Band

Josh Abbott Band is selling T-shirts and donating all proceeds to disaster relief in southern Texas. The shirts go for $30 and can be ordered online. The design is simple, but the donations are pretty snazzy.

Skybound (of The Walking Dead fame)

Skybound Comics is donating all proceeds from its limited edition "Texas Forever" t-shirt to The Houston Coalition for the Homeless. The shirt is a reference to Redneck, an East Texas-set horror comic from Garland-born writer Donny Cates. The shirt runs $25 and can be purchased here.

Monkey King Noodle Company

Drop off supplies including new underwear and socks, toiletries or bottled water to either location of Monkey King and they'll donate the supplies to Trusted World. Plus, with any donation, you'll get 10% off your order. You can find Monkey King in Deep Ellum and Carrollton.

Fish City Grill

Fish City Grill locations are all hosting a Cup of Hope fundraiser wherein all profits from...
Fish City Grill locations are all hosting a Cup of Hope fundraiser wherein all profits from every cup of soup sold go to Harvey relief efforts. (Ron Baselice / Staff Photographer)

Starting Aug. 29, all locations of Fish City Grill (which has three locations in the path of Harvey destruction) are hosting a Cup of Hope fundraiser, an effort they've put on to support previous disaster relief. One dollar from every cup of soup ordered will be donated to relief efforts, and will go on at least until Sept. 3. The restaurant chain is also raising money internally for the roughly 90 employees of their Houston locations.

Full City Rooster

Full City Rooster will donate 10% of all coffee beverage sales during the month of September...
Full City Rooster will donate 10% of all coffee beverage sales during the month of September to flood relief. (Louis DeLuca / Staff Photographer)

The small batch coffee roaster will donate 10% of all sales through the month of September to the Red Cross and the Houston Humane Society. This applies to all coffee beverages, so you can get your caffeine boost while doing good.

Full City Rooster, 1810 S Akard St, Suite 100, Dallas. Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, Mon. to Sat. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Sandwich Hag

Drop off supplies including pillows, baby formula and toiletries to the sandwich shop in Cedars and they'll transport to get them to shelters. They request that donations be delivered in cardboard boxes for ease of transportation.


Snag a "Texas Cares" t-shirt, created in partnership with WFAA and Bullzerk, and 100% of proceeds will go to the Red Cross. The Greenville t-shirt shop will print up these custom tees on the spot if you drop by, or you can order online.

Bullzerk, 1909 Greenville Ave, Dallas.

Al Biernat's

For all of September, Al Biernat's will donate 10% of lunch and Sunday brunch sales to the Red Cross. Added bonus: they'll sell raffle tickets for $20 for a chance to win a $500 Al Biernat's gift card, the proceeds of which will also go to the Red Cross. Endless brunch, here we come.

Oak Highlands Brewery

Nothing says "something for everyone" like a family night at a brewery supporting charity. The kids can play on a tumbling course and sip house-made sodas, while the adults can sample some local brews and munch on food truck offerings. All tips and 10% of sales will go to hurricane relief.

Oak Highlands Brewery, 10484 Brockwood Rd, Dallas. Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The Nines

Come by The Nines for an evening of burlesque entertainment benefiting FEMA in Southeast Texas. Tickets are $10.

The Nines, 2911 Main St, Dallas. Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. 

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

For the whole month of September, Hopdoddy locations will donate $1 from every Goodnight/Good Cause burgers (an Angus Beef patty with Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, jalapeños, hickory BBQ and sassy sauce) to the Greater Houston Community Foundation's hurricane relief fund.

Lakewood Brewing Co. 

Through September, Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Brewing Good Sundays will be dedicated to raising funds for Harvey relief, with proceeds from every pint sold in the taproom going to the Greater Houston Community Foundation hurricane relief fund. And, if you drop off supply donations at the taproom any day of the week, you'll get a free pint.

Lights All Night

Several artists scheduled to perform at the music festival have launched a specially-priced Houston Relief Pass. The pass is just $10 more ($119.99 for GA or $229.99 for VIP), which will be matched by the festival team and Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Illenium, Seven Lions, Ookay, Drezo and Tokimonsta to be donated to Houston Food Bank.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Pappadeux, Pappasito's and Pappas Bar-B-Q

Locations throughout D-FW will be matching customer donations dollar for dollar, from $1 to $250,000 to reach their goal of raising $1 million.

Community Beer Co. 

Community Beer Co. Hurricane Harvey Relief

Community Beer Co Founder Kevin Carr talks about The Greater Good and how you can help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. To get more information and sign up visit

Posted by Community Beer Company on Thursday, August 31, 2017

The brewery has launched a Join the Greater Good program to help people donate time, money and tools. They'll organize trips to help rebuild when volunteers are welcome in the Houston area, and are taking tool donations now in the taproom. Tool-givers will be rewarded with a free beer.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Founded in Houston, Perry's is offering a special, discounted three-course menu throughout September and donating $5 from every meal served from the new menu. The funds raised will be donated to J. J. Watts' Harvey relief fund.

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, 2000 McKinney Ave., Suite 100, Dallas. 

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, 2440 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco. 

Asian Mint

Throughout September, every check in at any Asian Mint location through TangoTab will generate a meal donated to hurricane relief efforts.

Earl's Kitchen + Bar

During September, buy a $5 daquiri at Earl's in Legacy West and Earl's will donate $1 to the  North Texas Food Bank to support those who are recovering from Hurricane Harvey both in Southest Texas and those who are staying in North Texas shelters.   

Earl's, 7401 Windrose Ave., Plano.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

For the month of September, all locations of Flying Saucer will sell $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $200 gift card. Every Wednesday, all proceeds from a selected keg tapping will go to hurricane relief, and from Sept. 1 to 17 Saucer will choose a "Harvey beer" of the day and donate $2 to the fun for every one sold. Plus, they'll collect cash donations all month.

Zoe's Kitchen

Beginning Sept. 7, Zoe's Kitchen will be taking donations to the Red Cross at all 233 locations through September. Guests who choose to donate will receive $3 off their next purchase as a thank-you.

Flippin' Pizza NY Pies & Slices

Carlos Osuna puts the finishing touches on a 18-inch pizza at Flippin' Pizza.
Carlos Osuna puts the finishing touches on a 18-inch pizza at Flippin' Pizza. (Ron Baselice / Staff Photographer)

The Brooklyn-based pizza company, with brand new locations in Plano and Frisco, kicks off its HarveyHelp campaign, running Sept. 14-20. Text "HarveyHelp" to 89686 and you'll receive a text offer for a free slice of pizza with any cash donation. To redeem your offer, show your HarveyHelp text at the counter, make a donation and receive your free slice. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Montgomery County Food Bank in Conroe, Tx., and also will be used to provide free pizza to families and service workers affected by the hurricane.

Flippin' Pizza NY Pies & Slices, 1855 Dallas Parkway, Plano; and 9161 FM 423, Frisco. Sept. 14-20.

Cantina Laredo, Cool River Café, El Chico, Luckys, Silver Fox Steakhouse and III Forks

All North Texas locations of these restaurants will collect donations from now until Sept. 17 for the Houston Food Bank. They're specifically looking for high-need items including: canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops: vegetables, fruit, protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken, peanut butter and snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.

Night of Hope

A collaborative effort from Christian radio stations KLTY, AiR1, Way-FM and KCBI, this Hurricane Harvey relief concert will be held at Verizon Theater on Sept. 20. Tickets go on sale Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., and all ticket proceeds will benefit Convoy of Hope.

Verizon Theater, 1001 Performance Pl, Grand Prairie. Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. 

Fun Home at Winspear Opera House

Buy a ticket to the Broadway musical Fun Home and AT&T Performing Arts Center will donate 50% of the ticket price to the Red Cross when you use the promo code "Harvey." Tickets are available here.

Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. Sept. 13-24.

Celebrity Chef Dinner 

John Tesar of TV's Top Chef fame hosts this fancy fundraiser at his restaurant Knife. Guests will enjoy cocktails mixed by  Michael Martensen (Proof & Pantry, Shoals) and dine on courses created by Tesar and his pals Tim Byres (chef/owner of Smoke, Theodore), Junior Borges (executive chef of The Joule Hotel) and Eric Cobb (pastry chef at Knife). The Celebrity Chef Dinner Series benefits Feed the Children. Proceeds from this evening will help deliver tractor-trailor loads of needed supplies to Houston and affected areas. Tickets are $125. 

Knife, 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. Sept. 27, 6 p.m


Indulge your sweet tooth and help local bakers raise hurricane relief funds. During September, each participating shop has created a sweet treat featuring Texas pecans with  100% of  sales going to the Greater Houston Community Foundation. #SweetOnHouston confectioners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area include Amazeballz Cake Balls, Birdcage Bakeshop, Bisous Bisous Patisserie, Cocoandré Chocolatier, Cretia's, Dallas Caramel Company, Emporium Pies, Haute Sweets Pâtisserie, Joy Macarons, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Kessler Baking Studio, Rush Patisserie and Val's Cheesecakes.

Ocean Prime

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which operates the upscale  Ocean Prime in Uptown, is donating all profits from  lunch and  dinner on Sept. 18 to Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief in partnership with the American Red Cross. Guests who make a personal donation of $100 to the Red Cross will receive a $25 gift card to use on their next visit.

Ocean Prime, 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas. Monday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Texas Music Flood Hurricane Relief Concerts

Texas country musicians, venues and radio stations are putting on Texas Music Flood relief concerts across the state, and beyond, to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief.  All funds raised from the concerts go directly to the Rebuild Texas Fund. Three concerts are taking place Oct. 8 and 15 in the D-FW area.

Oct. 8: Rockin' Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, Denton. Doors open at 3 p.m. and live music starts after the Cowboys-Packers game (around 6 p.m.). Performers include Sam Riggs, Bart Crow, Kody West and more.

Oct. 15: Hank's Texas Grill, 1310 N. Central Expressway, McKinney. Music starts at 3 p.m. with  GRITs (Girls Raised in Texas) featuring Adrian Johnston, Kylie Rae Harris, Kaitlin Butts, Holly Tucker (season 4 of The Voice), Sarah Hobbs, Elaina Kay and other special guests.

Oct. 15: Magnolia Motor Lounge, 3005 Morton St., Fort Worth. Music at 3 p.m. Lineup to be announced.

Nicholas Friedman and Norma Cavazos contributed to this report.

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