Fighting homelessness with beer: ‘Happy Hour for the Homeless’ underway at area bars

MONROE COUNTY, N.Y. — On any given night in Monroe County, the National Alliance to End Homelessness says there are about 750 people without a home. Ahead of World Homeless Day on Oct. 10, bars in Rochester are putting out donation bins and raising money to change that.

All week ending on Oct. 10, different bars every night are holding a “Happy Hour for the Homeless.” For every beer purchased, one dollar will go to local organizations that help fight homelessness.

Participating bars are in and around Rochester. Some venues are less traditional, like custom candle shop Scents by Designs. To see a full list of who’s participating and when, click here.

The entire month, Nine Spot Brewing, Sager Stoneyard Pub, Three Heads Brewing, and Lovin’ Cup will have donation bins out.

“It’s a great way to get our name out there and to show that we do care about our customers and we do care about our community and we want to make Rochester a great city for everybody,” Lovin’ Cup manager Anya Piskorowski said. Learn more