Betabeat’s Guide to Holiday Benefits

fresh wreath deluxe holiday plaid 200 Betabeats Guide to Holiday BenefitsSo you’ve seen the guide to holiday parties, which features free, open bar events on the startup scene’s dime. But Betabeat started getting tips of another variety: parties that cost money but which go to a good cause. So we’ll be listing those here. If you know of one, send a note to

Thursday, December 8 Holiday Charity Event

7 p.m.
335 W. 35th ST. 11th Floor
Price: $35
Benefiting: New York Cares

Sunday, December 11

Launch + holiday party for Elizabeth & Clarke
1 p.m.
New Work City
412 Broadway
Price: $20 to $35
Benefiting: Girl Develop It and HackNY.

Tuesday, December 13

NYC Tweet Drive Holiday Party
6 p.m.
Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
Price: One wrapped toy
Benefiting: New York City’s Toys for Tots
By donating one NEW, unwrapped toy you can join us in giving back, sharing a few drinks, and enjoying the holiday season with New York City’s top social media professionals and entrepreneurs.

Friday, December 16

Digital party: Tech the Halls
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST but individual matchup room links won’t be released till the day of)
Price: free
Benefiting: One Laptop Per Child