You Can Help Beirut Disaster Relief By Buying From These Local Businesses

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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.

Here are some of them:

Azar Gems

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.

Fusion by HK

Fusion by HK is contributing 10% of profits from the ‘Rebirth’ collection and proceeds of bracelet sales to local NGO Bird of Lyf so it can continue to provide aid in Beirut and where it’s needed.

Beesline

Lebanese beauty product/skincare brand Beesline is donating 10% of proceeds to four trusted NGOs: Arc En Ciel, Baytna Baytak, Nusaned, and Lebanon Needs.

Falamank By Tarfa Itani

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.

The Happy Elephant

Local jewelry business/concept store The Happy Elephant is a donating 20% of proceeds from its handmade jewelry to NGOs that are supporting survivors of the explosion.

WINGME Cosmetics

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

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.

Hardcore Beirut by Perla Maalouly

Lebanese up-and-coming fashion designer Perla Maalouly has recycled damaged fabrics from the Beirut blast and transformed them into valuable wearable pieces of art – giving new meaning to trauma.

She is selling her limited pieces in an auction and will donate all proceeds to help families in Beirut brace themselves for the winter.

YOOK

Every purchase of YOOK’s Lebanese-inspired Candle House can help restore Beirut through the Beirut Heritage Initiative, to which all proceeds will go to.

Georges Boustany’s “Avant d’Oublier” book

Every purchase of Georges Boustany’s book will go to restoring Beirut’s heritage via Beirut Heritage Initiative.

“Le Chocolat des Libanais”

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.

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