UPDATE: I’m extending the end time on this to 10:00pm EST, to give it a full 24 hours since I posted this…thank you so much to all of the people who have weighed in, and to you guys lurking out there – pick a charity!
Today, I’m going to create my own Fabulous Thing. The tracker on my little blog tells me that a fair amount of people stop by here over the course of a day, and today I’ d like to take that bit of attention on this small corner of the internet and turn it into something worthwhile.
I will say this: I’m not raising “awareness” for the Haiti Earthquake. “Awareness” doesn’t pay for water, food, medical supplies, or shelter. If you are not “aware” of what is happening in Haiti, then you are probably not reading these words right now, so it’s not you I’m addressing. If you are aware and actually want to do something about it, then this post is for you.
Here’s the first part, very easy ways to give a little bit of money to organizations that will do a whole lot with it:
Text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross, the amount will be added to your cell phone bill, repeatable
Text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Organization, the amount will be added to your cell phone bill, repeatable
The Pioneer Woman Blog will make two $500 donations, just leave a comment on her post, see link for instructions
Donate online to:
Here’s the second part:
The Fabulous Household will donate $1 for every comment left on this post, voting for where to donate those dollars out of the four organizations linked directly above, up to $250.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by 5pm tomorrow (Friday), either saying simply the name of the organization you choose or adding some detail about why you chose that one. Please feel free to share the link to this post with anyone you think will be willing to take a small step to help.
Tomorrow night after 5pm Eastern Standard Time, I will tally up the votes and make the donation to the winning organization.
Of course, I could just donate $250 and not bother any of you with it. But if a few people are led here and choose to donate a few dollars on their own…well, that’s a whole lot better, isn’t it?
So, Fabulous Thing #14: Doing something meaningful, together.