Web Extra! Updated 1/21/2010 3:24 p.m.

With aftershocks still rattling Haiti, local efforts to help the families of Haiti continue on and continue to be added. Here are two local efforts for you to consider.

Cucina Paradiso will donate 15 percent of its dinner proceeds this Friday evening to the American Red Cross efforts in Haiti. The restaurant, 814 North Blvd., has a history of such fundraising efforts on behalf of both local and national charity efforts.

You can make a reservation for Friday evening by calling 848-3434.

The Competitive Foot, 102 N. Marion St., continues through this Sunday to collect gently worn pairs of shoes for shipment to Haiti. The shop has collected nearly 1,000 pairs so far. As in the past, Competitive Foot is working with Share Your Soles, a non-profit agency, which collects and ships shoes to impoverished areas and disaster zones across the globe. 

Watch next week’s Wednesday Journal for additional local efforts on behalf of Haiti.

Dominican University’s Center for Global Peace through Commerce will present a discussion about the history and the current situation in Haiti on Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Gerry Keenan and Mary Ellen Johnston, both members of relief agencies who have worked in Haiti, will provide an overview of Haiti’s history and the work of non-profits there.

The event takes place in Parmer Hall on the university campus at 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.

Fenwick nets $14,000 for Haiti

Fenwick High School raised more than $14,000 in a little over an hour Wednesday for earthquake relief in Haiti.

The school, 505 W. Washington, expects the amount to increase today as people have expressed interest to donate money. The private Oak Park school made the announcement of the fund-raising today on its Web site: www.fenwickfriars.com.

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