“Give More, Give LES”: Support Local Businesses

We have details today about the benefit for local businesses we mentioned last week.

Hosted by the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and promoted through Lucky Ant, the local crowdfunding company, the evening includes appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and DJ music, with proceeds funding grants to Lower East Side small businesses in need of assistance in the aftermath of the historic and devastating storm. The “Give More, Give LES” event will take place Nov. 27 at The DL, 95 Delancey St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Ticket prices range from $25 to $1,000 — swag such as tote bags, free yoga classes and T-shirts come with the larger ticket prices. The organizers have set a goal of raising $10,000.

Here’s how our friends at the BID describe the project:

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many LES businesses suffered damage from business interruption and losing electricity. Without the ability to operate for ten days, loss of income has had an enormous affect on the livelihood of area businesses – many of which are independently owned and operated. In order to offer direct support for our businesses that have suffered, we have launched the “give more. give LES” campaign.  All proceeds from this campaign will go to a grant fund that will be dispersed directly to area businesses. Any LES business affected is welcome to apply. Grants will be distributed based on the amount raised and the amount of applications received.

You can find more information and buy tickets here.

  • Doing it Right LES

    Count me in, especially if one of the raffle prizes is a signed Ed Hardy sweat/dress shirt.