With the support of the donors listed on this site, HARP successfully met our initial fundraising goal of $250,000 this fall. However, our industry's employees are still in need, especially as temperatures dip and outdoor dining is no longer a viable option. We are now working on a new fundraising goal of an additional $250,000.
HARP is currently accepting applications.
The situation is dire for the hospitality community in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Donations, no matter the amount, offer hope and peace of mind.
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Providing Assistance to Hospitality Workers Across PA
The Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP) is a 501(c)(3) that provides immediate emergency funding to hospitality workers. Funded by private, community, and individual donations, HARP will distribute one-time individual grants to our front-line industry employees during times of unforeseen hardship. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to the availability of funds at the time.
HARP’s purpose is to provide swift financial assistance to the front-line employees of Pennsylvania hospitality businesses facing unanticipated financial hardships.
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WHO WE ARE
The HARP fund is managed through the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation. The PRLAEF is a 501(c)(3) that has been providing financial assistance to hospitality students for more than 15 years. Additional fund documentation is available upon request.
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WHO WE ARE HELPING
“I am struggling to pay my bills, as well as essentials that are needed for my household. The HARP grant will help me pay some of the bills piling up while I wait for the unemployment benefits to kick in. ”
“I am extremely grateful for the help HARP has provided me. As a single mother, I have relied on my server job to provide for my family. Since the restaurant closed, I’m completely underwater and need any help I can get to stay afloat.”
“We are concerned as to what the future holds for our careers. Thank you, HARP, for providing some relief during these difficult times. ”
Thank you so much for your help and for the aid during this time. This was such a huge help financially and we really appreciate it. The generosity of your team will never be forgotten.
I received my check. Thank you so much for all you are doing! It’s greatly appreciated.