Joining in the relief efforts for Haiti are a number of local businesses. The Hart & Thistle ( Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water Street, 407-4278) are giving all proceeds from this Thursday’s Trivia Night (January 21, $10 per participant, with additional donations welcomed) toward Haiti relief. The Loop (1547 Barrington Street, 429-5667) is having a Stash Sale for Haiti on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, with funds going towards The Red Cross. (Visit theloophalifax.ca for more information.) Dawn Baker, owner of the Hydrostone market’s Chrysalis Spa & Skin Care (5521 Young Street, 446-3929) is challenging owners of other Halifax day spas to match her Haiti efforts: “I am donating the proceeds of the days service sales on Sunday, January 31st to the Canadian Red Cross. We will be open from 9am-4pm and our goal is to raise $3000 for the day.” FRED. beauty food art (2606 Agricola Street, 423-5400) is donating profits from art sales to agencies providing aid in Haiti. Inquire at the north end café/gallery/salon for more information. Just Us! (1678 Barrington Street and 5896 Spring Garden Road, 423-0856) is accepting cash donations (and clothes/blankets/bottled water) which we are sending to Haiti by way of the Salutary Angels. (Please make your donations at the Spring Garden location.) And Foot Solutions (287 Lacewood Drive, 405-3668) is asking on behalf of Soles4Souls, an international shoe charity, for your gently used shoes to donate to those in need in Haiti. Bring them to the Foot Solutions location in Clayton Park. And let us know at thecoast.ca/blogs/shoptalk if you know a business doing good work for Haiti.