Support Haiti and local Louisville businesses at the same time

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O'Shea's Traditional Irish Pub raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti on Monday night. But it's not the only Louisville business raising money for that cause.

(Are you a local business with a promotion to help victims of Haiti's earthquake? Let Louisville know what you're doing in the comments.)

Louisville VIP Cards

Save money and help save lives by buying a Louisville VIP card. If you order your card online and use the promo code HAITI, Louisville VIP will donate $10 of the $25 cost of the card to the Haiti relief fund of CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

Louisville  VIP offers cards for

(And as these cards pay for themselves quickly and work at a wide range of businesses, there's no reason for not having a VIP card beyond being a lazy sloth or being so rich you just don't care. Check those websites for a list of participating merchants.)

Heine Bros Coffee

 Through Feb. 14, buy a $10 bag of Heine Brothers' Help Haiti Blend and the local coffee shops will donate $5 to the American Red Cross's Haiti Relief Fund. Or tell the barista you want the $15 bag option, and Heine Brothers will donate $10. Check Heine Brothers' website for a list of its locations.

You also can order the coffee online.

You also might enjoy: Mrs. Pottter's Coffee on W. Main Street to add lounge and cafe.

Photo: Flickr/United Nations Developent Programme

About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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