After the blast, so many businesses in Lebanon stepped up to help Beirut by starting initiatives or donating a portion of their sales to various local NGOs helping on the ground.
Many products have already proudly sold out such as those of Poise x Family Aid’s collaborative initiative and others.
The journey of support hasn’t ended. In fact, it is still at its beginning as Beirut hasn’t recuperated yet and there is much to do to see the capital back on its feet and its people back home.
The teaming-up of the nation continues with the citizens doing the possible and the impossible according to their capabilities. That includes business owners, even small businesses, and those who were also hit by the blast.
Lebanese jeweler, Azar Gems, is donating all proceeds from its ‘Li Beirut’ collection to the Assameh hospital that treats newborns and premature babies. Located in the Karantina area, the hospital was severely affected by the blast.
Maison Makarem, fashion house
After the blast, Lebanese fashion house Maison Makarem announced that it will be donating all profits from sales for three months. So far, they have contributed to helping families with unique cases, and have also donated NGOs such as the Lebanese Red Cross.
Lebanese jewelry designer Tarfa Itani is donating 10% of all her sales at Falamank to NGOs working in Lebanon: Ajyalouna, Arc En Ciel, Bebwshebbek, Beit El-Baraka, Caritas, Lebanese Red Cross, UNICEF Lebanon, Nusaned, and LOYAC.
Tara w Kheit, handcraft production
Tara w Kheit, a handcraft production atelier that is empowering women in Tripoli, is donating 100% of profits from limited edition t-shirts they created in collaboration with Alice Abdelaziz and Digital Sociopath.
Contributions will go to Bird Of Lyf, an association that is helping on-the-ground in Beirut.
Vegan and cruelty-free mother-daughter makeup brand, based between Beirut, Dubai, and Detroit, is donating 50% of all proceeds throughout 2020 to help Beirut’s displaced families recover from the blast.
The Good Thymes is giving in the best way it can – through its naturally-grown locally-made products. Those wishing to donate to families affected by the blast can purchase a box from The Good Times to be sent to families in need.
Also working to restore and preserve Beirut’s outstanding architectural and cultural heritage, all chocolate sales of the “Le Chocolat des Libanais”, illustrated by local artists, will be donated to Beirut Heritage Initiative.