Giving Back

The comprehensive list of Austin businesses donating to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

The list of Austin businesses donating to hurricane relief efforts

Hurricane Harvey
Austin restaurants, bars, artists, and more are giving back. Photo courtesy of KVUE News

As Texas continues to survey the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast, Austin businesses are rallying together to raise money for ongoing relief efforts. We’ve rounded up a growing list of coffee shops, bars, breweries, restaurants, local artists, and Texas-based brands donating portions of their profits to the cause.

Restaurants and bars

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
This Hyde Park cheesemonger offers educational classes on cheese, wine pairings, and more. In September, 5 percent of all ticket sales will automatically be donated to Harvey relief efforts, with the option to donate more when you sign up for a class.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
One of Rainey Street’s favorite eateries is throwing a special Smoke Out to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast. The event will feature plates and beers from Houston breweries such as Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Karbach Brewing Co., and Buffalo Bayou. All proceeds will go to Global Giving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and guests can also bring in-kind donations of clothes, water, diapers, and more.

Contigo’s end-of-summer Pig Out features a heritage breed pig from Free Fleeing Farms, produce from Johnson’s Backyard Garden, drinks from Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling, live music, and family-friendly fun. Tickets are $22, with a portion of proceeds going toward relief efforts.

Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling
Treaty Oak is throwing its own Hurricane Harvey Relief Party Benefit out in Dripping Springs this weekend. A percentage of proceeds from the four-day event will go to the Central Texas Food Bank, SPCA of Texas, and the Texas Diaper Bank Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. The distillery is also partnering with Hope Family Thrift Store to collect in-kind donations, and a list of necessary supplies is provided on the Facebook event page.

Paleo-friendly Picnik is donating portions of its proceeds to local food banks, Austin Pets Alive, and other disaster relief groups. $1 from every bottle of butter coffee sold online will go towards these efforts, or $1 from every specialty drink sold at both locations.

Poke Poke ATX
Poke Poke is offering $1 per order at both locations to Harvey relief efforts.

Lick Honest Ice Creams
Through the month of September, 100 percent of proceeds from Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all Lick shops in Austin and San Antonio will go to the American Red Cross.

Wright Bros Brew and Brew
Head to East Fifth Street for a pint at Wright Bros, where $1 from every beer sold is going toward hurricane relief.

Deep Eddy Vodka
On Saturday, September 2, Deep Eddy will donate every dollar spent in the Tasting Room to the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross. The vodka distillery is also accepting in-kind donations every day from 11 am to 7 pm from now until September 8.

Ramen Tatsu-ya
Ramen Tatsu-Ya just launched a new Hatch Chile Miso Ramen and is donating all proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Featuring fired chashu pork, ajitama, wok-fried corn, and hatch chiles, the new dish is available for $15 at both locations.

Favor is partnering with Dickey's BBQ, East Side King, Jo's Coffee, Kellie's Baking Co., Papadom Indian, Thai Kun, and Velvet Taco to raise money for Harvey relief. Now through September 7, the online delivery service will contribute $1 to Hurricane Harvey relief every time you order from these participating restaurants. Each restaurant will also be matching Favor’s $1 donation. All contributions will be used to purchase supplies for relief workers, shelters, and victims.

Pinthouse Pizza
On Tuesday, September 5, Pinthouse Pizza will host a fundraiser at its Burnet location to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The group will donate 100 percent of sales from the Man O’ War IPA and 25 percent of total sales from the day. They will also collect voluntary donations from tabs and cash donations in jars at the brewpub.

Alamo Drafthouse
$1 from every ticket sold on Sunday, September 3, at all Austin locations of Alamo Drafthouse will automatically go to Hurricane Harvey relief organizations. Guests can also add $1 when they purchase tickets through the app or website. And until September 7, the group is offering free admission to evacuees from affected areas at all San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, and New Braunfels locations.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
September 4 and 5, all sales from the Goodnight Burger and $1 from all drinks made with Tito’s Vodka (up to $10,000) will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. After Tuesday, Hopdoddy will continue to donate $1 from every Goodnight Burger through the month of September.

Tacos for Houston
At least seven taco restaurants have joined forces in a citywide event on Saturday, September 2, to donate portions of sales to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and other local nonprofits. Participating taco shops and taquerias include Veracruz All Natural (all locations), Tamale House East, VaqueroTaquero (Hyde Park), Taco Joint (All locations), Pueblo Viejo (Brushy Creek), Mellizoz Tacos (South First Street), Kesos Taco House (UT area). Find more info on the Facebook event page.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
On Snooze’s annual Bacon Day, September 2, all Texas locations of Snooze will be donating 10 percent of sales to the Houston Food Bank. On September 8, the breakfast eatery will donate 10% of sales from all 21 locations to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Infinite Monkey Theorem
Every Wednesday through September, 100 percent of profits of sales at Infinite Monkey Theorem will go to Rockport Fulton’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.

Elm Restaurant Group
The group behind 24 Diner, Easy Tiger, Italic, and Irene's has created a special cocktail called To the Rescue, featuring Tito’s Vodka, Campari, grapefruit juice, and grenadine. $3 from every drink sold at all four shops will go to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and Tito’s Vodka will be matching ELM’s total donation.

Home Slice Pizza
On Tuesday, September 5, Home Slice is partnering with Slice Out Hunger to host an all-day event and donate 100 percent of profits to the Houston Food Bank. Doors will open at 11 am for dine-in service until 11 pm; every dollar donated provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual. More details can be found on the Texas Tuesday event page on Facebook.

Red's Porch
Red's Porch's new location at The Quarry is hosting a monetary donation drive for Austin Pets Alive! on Saturday, September 2, from 2 to 5 pm. There will be vendors, an auction with donated prizes, and wag bags for every dog in attendance. Volunteers will be on hand to take donations for APA's Harvey relief efforts.

Grocery stores

Central Market
One of the easiest ways to contribute to the cause is at the checkout line in your local grocery store. At H-E-B and Central Market, simply ask your cashier to add $1, $3, $5, or more to your cart total.

All locations of this local pet store are now accepting monetary donations to be sent by Houston SPCA and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The group will also be matching donations up to $10,000.

Artists and studios

Paper + Craft Pantry
Austin’s favorite retail paper shop is donating all profits from its weekend workshops to hurricane relief efforts. There are still spaces in Saturday’s Succulent Garden Workshop.

Ash Groves Studio
Local woodworker Ashley Chinni is offering $15 honey dippers on her handmade home goods site. You’ll receive a one-of-kind dipper chosen at random in varying style and wood type, and all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

Kelly Colchin
For a limited time, artist Kelly Colchin is selling 12x12 signed, archival prints of her Texas Coast painting through Instagram and on her website. One-hundred percent of proceeds will go to the American Red Cross; she has already raised $1,700, and the prints are selling fast.

Mint and Maple
This East Austin design and workshop studio is currently selling a beautiful Texas watercolor print for $5. All proceeds from the digital download will go to American Red Cross.

Hemlock and Heather
Hemlock and Heather is famous for stunning wall art, handmade here in Austin with reclaimed and locally sourced materials. Through August 31, a portion of every sale will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Texas-based brands

Texas Humor
Based in Austin, this local clothing brand features Texas hats, shirts, and gear for “those who live in a Texas state of mind.” Texas Humor is currently donating 100 percent of profits to Gulf Coast hurricane relief, and has already raised $30,000 in 24 hours.  

Camp Gladiator
This national fitness brand is headquartered in Austin and has several locations in Houston and the Gulf Coast area. Head to the website for a $25 CG-branded Texas T-shirt: 100 percent of proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

Also headquartered in Austin, this outdoor gear brand is indefinitely donating 100 percent of profits from its Texas Flag Hammock to the American Red Cross.

James Avery
Texas-based jeweler James Avery is donating 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the silver Deep in the Heart of Texas Charm through the end of September.

Branch Basics
Founded in Texas, non-toxic cleaning product company Branch Basics is offering pre-orders for the newly rebranded plant-based concentrate. Through August 31, the group will donate 25 percent of all pre-orders to Hurricane Harvey Relief.


CultureMap will update this list with new information as we receive it. Check back for more opportunities to donate.