As you probably know, earthquakes have devastated Haiti. Relief agencies and U.S. and International officials are trying to save lives and avert chaos and they are in need of donations.
Many bloggers are raising funds online and we hope you will open your hearts and donate if you can to support relief efforts.
AJ Lawrence of The Jar Group is offering a matching grant of up to $1500 to members of the social media family who are raising money for Haiti. If you are using your blog to raise money for a reputable, registered non-profit operating in Haiti, or if you are a company or individual that would like to match donations, please feel free to contact us at info [at] bloganthropy.org and to add your post to our facebook page.
Below are some posts raising money for Haiti and matching information, if any. Please feel free to share this list and copy it. We will update with new posts and totals as available. Through these campaigns, you can help contribute and show your support:
- Kelly at The Centsible Life (through January)
- Debbie and Candace at Mamanista (through 1/22; AJ Lawrence matching up to $200)
- Emily at DesignHerMomma (TOTAL = $269; AJ Lawrence matching up to $250)
- Ree at The Pioneer Woman (TOTAL = $7755.00 ;$2585.00 each to American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Compassion International )
- Katie at When Hello Means Goodbye (TOTAL = $110)
- Some amazing bloggers have started an entire site with a benefit auction for Haiti: Hope for Haiti (ONGOING, already up to $4000)
The LA Times has a list of organizations accepting donations for Haiti, including:
- Salvation Army
- American Red Cross (also text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti. The donation will be charged to your cellphone bill)
- Yele Haiti (Donations can be made at the site, or automatically by texting YELE to 501501 to give $5)
- Doctors Without Borders
Here are two more excellent organizations:
UPDATED 1/17: I’ve found some lists with hundreds of bloggers making pledges for Haiti. I’m adding a Link Widget below so please feel free to add your link if you have a post about your financial donation to a reputable charity working in Haiti:
Photo Credit: United Nations