A gunman opened fire in Dayton’s Oregon District early on August 4th, killing nine people and wounding at least 3o others. A horrific event in our beloved entertainment district. And Dayton reacted how we always do, as a community, joining together to try to help. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of our town and our ability to open our hearts and wallets to those in need.
Over the last 8 days, dozens of restaurants donated % of sales to the newly created Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, created by The Dayton Foundation. The Bengals, the Browns and NFL Foundation combined donated $100,000, Macy’s pitched in with $20,000, a one day sale by Esther Price raised over $85,000, the Connor Group donated $100,000 and Lady Gaga funded Donor’s Choice requests for teacher’s here in Dayton as well as El Paso.
Local businesses continue to plan fundraisers and here’s a list of ays you can help:
521 E 5th St
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Will be donating the proceeds from our “gem city” merchandise designed by Matt Freeman from the entire month of August. This includes t-shirts and stickers.
Thursday, Aug 22nd 5-9pm
Trolley Stop 5pm
530 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Trolley Stop is teaming up with SweetWater Brewing Company and Toxic Brew Company to raise funds for The Dayton Foundation‘s Oregon District Victims’ Relief Fund. Brews from Sweetwater and Toxic will be on tap, Sweetwater will match dollars on pints of brews and raffling off lots of goodies. Oh, and we will have delicious snacks for ya too. Join us for an evening of love and hugs and give back to those in need. We love this city and we love you. #daytonstrong
Thursday, Aug 22nd, 7-10pm
Bingo & Beer!
Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery
We are teaming up with 6 breweries for a night of bingo and beer to help raise funds for the Dayton Foundation. We will have 6 rounds of bingo, each round called by a brewery rep with some awesome prizes! In addition there will be raffle baskets galore and $2 of every pint of beer sold will be donated. Bingo cards will be $1 buy in each (no limit on how many you buy) and raffle tickets will be 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.
Breweries participating: MadTree, Fat Head’s, Bell’s, Hi-Wire, Fifty West, Rhinegiest
After all is said in done we will be matching ALL donations raised from the evening.
Friday, Aug 23rd, 7pm – 2:3oam
Flanagan’s Toxic Brew Beer Release Fundraiser
1o1 Stewart street
Flanagan’s Pub & Toxic Brew Company have been planning a beer team up and release party for awhile. In light of the senseless violence that erupted in our town in the early morning hours of Aug 4, we want to turn it into an opportunity to get some of your hard earned beer budget to the people who really need it. Flanagan’s will donate $1 for every pint of the new collab beer sold during the launch party, and Toxic will match it, and the money will go to The Dayton Foundation‘s Oregon District Victims Fund.
Tuesday, Aug 27th, 5– 10pm
Oregon District Spend-a-Thon
Dayton’s Oregon District is comprised almost entirely of small, local, independent businesses that rarely have the funds to fall back on when forced to close for multiple days. Your patronage directly supports your neighbors most affected by August 4’s tragedy.
Come get dinner, drinks, a hat, an album – there’s so much to do, all thanks to our wonderful small businesses and the owners and workers that operate them! There will be live music playing at many spots throughout the district, donating their time for tips for the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy fund.
A creative, therapeutic event for Daytonians.
We’re paying it forward with a message of love and hope.
Arrive to the location at 6 pm on Tuesday, August 27th. All supplies are provided along with instruction – but the creativity is up to you! Every mug will be cohesive with a Greater Dayton Mugs of Hope logo that will be pre-screened on each. 500 mugs will be painted during this event. There is a $5 registration fee to hold your seat that will be donated to a charitable organization selected by the location you are attending.
Afterwards, we will fire them in our kilns. The mugs will be food-safe and ready for daily use. To continue the community atmosphere, we will be going to various locations in the Greater Dayton region to pass out the completed mugs, as well as few “grand prize” items such as gift cards from local businesses. Each Mug of Hope will be handed to a complete stranger, so the painter of the mug will not receive their mug back. This concept is intentional. We want the community to feel connected, not by tragedy, but through hope. Write a message on the bottom of you mug and follow us at #DaytonMugsofHope. You, too, can pick up a mug of your own by another Daytonian!
Wednesday, Aug 28th, 6– 11pm
Dayton United: Benefit for The Dayton Foundation
Come join us for a night of healing and unity at Dayton Masonic Live as Dayton United hosts a benefit for The Dayton Foundation with confirmed performances from Anthony Raneri from Bayside, Vinnie Caruana from Official: The Movielife and I Am the Avalanche, Geoff Rickly from Thursday, Chris Conley from Saves The Day, Joe Anderl of The 1984 Draft and possible others.
This is an intimate evening and a chance to join in story and song as we raise money for those affected. Tickets are $15. Cover starts at 6pm and music starts at 7:30pm.
Friday, Aug 30th, 3-11pm
Dayton United: Drawing Dayton Together – a Tattoo Pop-Up Parlor
Yellow Cab Tavern
As we as a community process the horrific events of this summer, we invite you to Drawing Dayton Together – a Tattoo Pop-Up Parlor on Friday, August 30. There will be live music all day and tattoo artists from RocArt Tattoo, Blue Byrd Tattoo and Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Studio onsite to help remember and look forward to brighter days ahead. Entry is free and $50 Dayton tattoos will be given with all of the proceeds going to benefit The Dayton Foundation.
Saturday, Aug 31st, 4 – 11:45pm
Sound Valley Summer Music Festival
Yellow Cab Tavern
See some of Dayton’s most talented bands and performers all in one place on August 31. The event features over a dozen acts, 2 stages (indoor and outdoor), food trucks and much more!
The Nightbeast, TINO, The New Old-Fashioned, The 1984 Draft, The Boxcar Suite,
DC King, Grenades!?, McGuff and the Dumpster Fires, Salvadore Ross, Better Anyway
Amber Hargett Music. The Typical Johnsons
Sept 15th noon- 11:59pm
For the Love of Dayton
Antioch Shrine Center, 107 E. First Street
Event will feature international tattoo artists, local vendors, live music and performances and food trucks. This event will be family friendly.
If you are aware of other events, please send us an email with details.