Triangle Cares to host benefit for Sandy Hook victims

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Music, Local Beer, Silent Auction and Acts of Kindness Highlight Charity Event

RALEIGH, N.C. - Triangle Cares for Sandy Hook, a Raleigh-based fundraising collective, is proud to announce its benefit event, Triangle Care for Sandy Hook, which will take place on February 27, 2013, from 6-9 PM at downtown Raleigh's Tir Na nOg.

Dedicated to the memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary victims and committed to helping the Newtown community, Triangle Cares has pledged to raise at least $26,000 - $1000 for every victim. Every dollar earned will go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which is administered by the United Way of Western Connecticut and provides direct support to those affected.

Harrison Foster of Perfect Mix Productions will be spinning and emceeing the event, in addition to live music by Josh Hamilton. Attendees can enjoy a tasty Lonerider limited release brew available only at the event, snacks from Tir Na nOg, and bid on a number of silent auction items, including a weekend getaway, Lonerider beer for a year, or girls/guys night out at a favorite Raleigh nightspot. Tickets cost $50 for two people and are now available at

"After the tragedy in Newtown, #26Acts started trending on Twitter - a call for people to commit one act of kindness for each of the 26 victims," explained Tom Simon, one of the event organizers. "This is our chance as a community to follow through with those 26 acts of kindness and do it in a way that directly helps the victims."

"Our hearts go out to the families and community of Sandy Hook. It was a terrible tragedy and we want to do whatever we can to support them." said Pete Pagano of Tir Na nOg.

"We hope this event will let Newtown know that the Triangle area cares," said Tera Simon, one of the founders of Triangle Cares for Sandy Hook. "We want to do our part to help those who were so profoundly affected by this senseless tragedy."

Those who cannot attend but would like to donate can do so right now at All donations are tax deductible. Triangle Cares' website also has sponsorship details, current news and blogs, contact information and more.

Follow @TriangleCares and #26Acts on Twitter, and visit for more information. If you would like to speak with someone about this event, please call Alex McTighe at 917-443-2307.