Everyone Needs an Alibi

Everyone needs an Alibi right?! We are coming to you as we have been severely affected by the pandemic of COVID-19. 
Alibi Lounge is a story of the love of new resident of Harlem for his new neighborhood but also for his LGBTQ community! Alibi was created to offer a safe heaven for everyone in the world, but especially for the LGBTQ community of Harlem.  Alibi became the first openly 24/7 LGBT establishment in Harlem. 
The vision of the owner was to also provide employment, training, and a future for young people of Harlem. Alibi Lounge, in association with Strive International, created a program sponsored by the City of New York to offer training in hospitality careers to young people of Harlem, and offered employment to those who achieved their training successfully. 
All was not always pink! Last year, during pride, Alibi Lounge was victim of a violent crime when our rainbow flag was burnt twice right in front of our door before the NYPD made an arrest.
We carried on despite adversity, financial difficulties, exhaustion, sometimes depression, to remain open for almost four years!

But today we are coming to you. We are imploring you to help us keep the vision of a Harlem open to all, tolerant, loving, embracing all! 
Please help us keep our rainbow floating once the pandemic is thankfully over.  
Our lives will be changed for ever, but not our hearts! 

Unfortunately we have never received the Federal Funds allocated for small businesses. We all know the story of how the banks and the big corporations took most of it, leaving us small business owners with less than ten employees, desperate.

Your donation, whatever the amount, will help us keep our employees on payroll, will help us pay a portion of the rent, utilities, taxes, simply, will keep Alibi Lounge alive.

On behalf of the Alibi family, we can't thank you enough in advance for your generous contributions.

Much love,

Alibi Lounge 

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  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 7 hrs
  • Juni Mercado 
    • $200 
    • 4 d
  • Chaplain Cole Knapper 
    • $50 
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    • $50 
    • 5 d
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    • $50 
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