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You've seen the pictures, you've read the stories, and you can't
help but be heartbroken for the hundreds of thousands of people in
Haiti who have suffered tremendous loss this week. Loss we cannot even comprehend as we sit in our heated homes on our comfortable sofas with plenty of food to eat, a roof over our heads, and luxuries like access to the internet at our fingertips.
We all want to do something to help these people, but it can be a little overwhelming to even know where to start. There are hundreds of thousands of people in dire need.
However, while each of us likely don't
have the resources to feed, clothe, and provide medical services to
hundreds of thousands of people, if we all do something, we can and will make a difference.
So, today, I'm calling you to action. And here's what I'm asking you to do:
for these destitute people to have the provision they need. Pray for
the mothers and fathers who are left childless. Pray for the children
who are left motherless and fatherless. The heartache
and suffering they are experiencing is unimaginable to us.They need miracles; they need hope;
they need our prayers.
2) Give–There are so many different ways you can give and no matter your financial situation, there is something you do. Even if it seems like it's a drop in the bucket, remember that a bucket of water is made up of that–drops!
Here are three ways I would encourage you to give:
::Give to Compassion International, an organization dedicated to help children who are living in poverty. Our family has supported Compassion for quite some time and we feel they are truly wisely stewarding their resources to the best of their abilities.
All funds raised in response to the Haiti
earthquake will be used immediately to provide for Compassion-assisted
children and families affected by this crisis. Any funds raised in
excess will be stewarded by Compassion for additional and future
disaster relief efforts.
::Give to Numana, Inc., an organization dedicated to giving food to the starving. One of my friends works closely with Numana and I also believe this to be an organization worthy of your donations. They are currently providing thousands of meals to the people of Haiti. For only $0.30, you can donate one meal to a starving person in Haiti.
::Give to the Red Cross. You can donate online here or you can text “Haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
Some of my readers have told me they are eating from the pantry
this month and donating the extra to Haiti. One of my readers, who is
on a very limited budget, told me they donated their small amount of
"fun money" to help those in Haiti.
No matter the size of your budget, you can likely spare $1 or $2–which can go quite far in Haiti! Even if you can't afford to give money, you can likely come up with something you can do. Which is where point number 3 comes in…
3) Blog–Today I want to encourage you to blog about what you've done to help those in Haiti. I want to
hear your stories of how you are helping–even on a small budget. Get creative,
think outside the box, there's something everyone can do. And every
little bit helps!
Plus, for every person who blogs about what you specifically did to help
those in Haiti and leaves your link below by January 21, 2010, my
husband and I will personally donate $10 to Compassion's outreach in
If you don't have a blog, you can leave a comment on this post or email
me with details on what you specifically did to help. For every person
who comments or emails telling me what they did to help, my husband and
I will donate $0.30 to Numana to provide one meal for a starving person.
But wait, there's more–and this is the really exciting part!
Yesterday, I put a call out for other bloggers to team up with me in this "Help For Haiti" Project. I expected a few might come forward, but I was blown away at the response!
Are you ready for this? Every single one of the following bloggers have committed to donate to Haiti in some way, shape, or form to each person who stops by their blog and leaves a link or a comment:
The Simple Life of the Boreings
This is so incredible, folks! What are you waiting for? Do something and blog about it and then come back here and link up on this post and visit all the other bloggers above to link up as well.
THANK YOU for being a part of this exciting opportunity! Together, we can make a major impact in the lives of people who desperately need our help!
Want to join in the "Help for Haiti" Project? Please leave your link below to your post (click here to do so if you're reading via feed or email) on what you have specifically done to help those in Haiti. My husband and I will personally donate $10 to Compassion for every link left below which meets this criteria. Don't have a blog? Leave a comment (click here to do so) telling us what you have done to help those in Haiti. My husband and I will also donate $0.30 to Numana for every comment left on this post which meets that criteria.
Glad to hear about all of the good you are doing. As a Nurse my first thought was what can I do? I donated to the Red Cross in the first 24 hours after the quake. I will now be going to Haiti as part of a Neonatal/Pediatric medical team for 10 days. The thing to remeber is Haiti needed our help BEFORE the earthquake. They will need our help for years to come. I hope people don’t loose interest before the work is done. Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.
Mrs. Money says
Just posted. I’m donating $1 for every new subscriber and 50 cents for every comment on my post!
my candle is lit for the LIGHT
emily j says
lo on cash, but i am scouring my house for all items needed the most urgently in haiti, nd donating to our local haitian support foundation. also im putting ideas on how to help up on my facebook page, along with links. my facebook friends have been able to help more easily this way, so i feel good i helped to help. thanks for making a donation simply because im telling you about this!!
Looks like I’m a day late on this but I posted how I helped on my blog here: http://www.holecardsarewild.com/2010/01/help-for-haiti.html.
I think it’s great how you are helping encourage people and spread the word.
To help spread the word and increase donations, we will donate $1 for each new twitter follower at twitter.com/GuptaGastro So far we have donated over $10,000 With this project, we are hoping to donate $10,000 more. We have raised an additional $156 in the past 24 hours. Please help speed things up. Haiti has received a lot of money, but it is no where near enough. thousands of people are dying from a lack of medical attention and medical supplies. Some tent hospitals dont even have anitbacterial or soap and water. As a physicians office in Brooklyn, New York, we have many Haitian patients who have friends and family dying in Haiti, waiting for medical attention. This issue is still very urgent. http://www.guptagastro.com for more info or twitter.com/GuptaGastro.
I donated by texting HAITI to 90999
This really warms my heart and brings a smile to my face. In the face of such destruction and suffering, knowing so many people are working together to help is just amazing! This made my night.
J. Money says
Just got my blog post up! Very very generous what you all are doing 🙂
my husband and i are giving financially to help haiti & we’ve been praying too… which is just as important!
It’s time to unite and help others. I will contribute.
My daughter is in 5th grade and attends a school where they wear uniforms. Today they could donate money to the Haiti earthquake fund and wear regular clothes. My daughter contributed and they raised over $500. We are also donating to our church humanitarian aid fund. They have already sent two plane with food, water, medical supplies, etc. and doctors to help. Thanks for all you do.
Thanks for doing this!!! I just blogged. Compassion International is very dear to us. We’ve been sponsoring 2 children for years now.
I blogged about my donation to Haiti and the personal story I knew about a volunteer there, a young woman whose body was found last week in the rubble 🙁
Donated through vbmb.org where 100% of doanations go directly to the field. All overhead expenses come out of their regular operating budget, not donations and gifts.
This is a beautiful thing that you are doing, Crystal. I know that God’s blessings will pour down on you as you lead others to bless others.
We donated hand towels for care packages being made by my daughter’s school.
Nick Wiginton says
Thank you so much for what you are doing! My family has supported a young boy through Compassion International for the last 6 years now and let me tell you how it has touched our lives. Thank you to all those who are giving.
The Shade Experts says
My company The Shade Experts has made a monetary donation to The Red Cross. Also in my blog I encouraged my readers and other business to donate. Please read my blog entry at http://www.TheShadeExperts.com/blog/ Thank you for doing this!
My husband and I are working to set up a donation fund at our church to gather a large amount to send to our mission agency in Haiti.
You are inspiring me to do more! I’ve been praying ever since I learned what happened in Haiti, but wasn’t sure how to contribute.
Now I’m ready to move on an idea had a while back. I’ve been saving all our family’s nut cans for ages. Now I have a huge box of them. I’m going to print up some labels for them saying ” We CAN Help Haiti and CHANGE the outcome!” Then my children and I will give them out to everyone we know,( keeping a list for weekly pick up).
In this economy, lots of people don’t feel they can afford to help much financially, but nearly all of us have coins that weigh down our purses and pockets, that could be doing some good for people in much more difficult circumstances than we are in, here in the U.S. There’s never been a better moment to Love Thy Neighbor!
Dexter's Girl says
Have continued to pray for the people of Haiti and donated money to the cause through the Humanitarian Services Emergency Relief. Posted on my blog. Thank you for what you are doing. Also saw on here that some have called their reps to get the orphans here who are already through much of the adoption process. I think that is a fantastic idea!
Thank you all so much for doing this! We have also decided to pitch in 🙂
I’m a dingbat! I’m #403 up there, but I linked to the wrong post…I don’t know how to fix it. I meant to link to a post where I talked about our family giving to World Vision…I hope this didn’t wreck what I/you was/were trying to do! 🙂
Thank you so much for doing this we have donated to yele.org, red cross and worldwidevillage.com. Also brought medical supplies to our local church that is collecting for loveachild. Passing out fliers at my sons school to get more families to donate medical supplies as well.
Jillyn Bird says
Donated 20 pairs of shoes that will be sent to haiti!
We have donated through our church as well as to the Red Cross. Thank you for starting this campaign and inspiring so many people to help in anyway they can!
I texted 90999 to donate $10.00
We went and helped package the Numana food packets last Saturday and are looking forward to helping again this Saturday!
Thank you for this post and directing us towards serving these people.
We gave $100 to UNICEF and $100 to Habitat for Humanity. My husband received a pay raise at the beginning of the year, and we decided to donate the amount of the raise for January to relief efforts for Haiti. They need so much help there, it’s the least we can do.
What an amazing thing you are doing , thanks !
Thank you for donating. I have given to Doctors Without Borders and ASPCA (for the animals!).
I tweeted about and posted on FB (and became a fan of) http://hope-for-haiti.blogspot.com and will probably link this page. I don’t think that counts for a participation, but I just want to thank you for what you are doing and say what a blessing you are. You must have known what response you would get because of how popular your blog is and I hope you guys can afford to follow through with the commitment (I didn’t notice any maximums). I still need to talk to my husband about what we can do. There are so many charities and ways to get involved, I’m not sure which to choose!
So, thank you again and may God bless you and your family for your loving and generous hearts.
Becca - Our Crazy Boys says
We texted and donated, and are helping my son and his school raise money to send to the Red Cross.
Thank you for what you are doing.
Courtney Anderson says
Wow! Your blog is raising A LOT OF MONEY! That is wonderful! I texted to the Red Cross last week and therefore donated $10. I wish more people would simply donate, $1, $5, or $10 here or there because it would make such a difference!
This is amazing. It is so beautiful what pepole are doing for this cause. All of my thoughts and prayers go out to those families struggling and in need. I can only imagine what those parents in Haiti are going through right now. Having to fend for themselves AND children. It makes me think how well off I am. You know, we all complain about things, and everyone wishes something different in their lives. But this puts it into perspective. Do we really need that new pair of heels? Or that new purse? I was just saying to my son, see how well off we are? He nodded and said he feels so bad for those people. Then he said, we should tell them to come live with us. That put a big smile on my face. Knowing that a young child cares gives me so much hope for those people in Haiti.
I donated some Swagbucks…i will also be donating to my company’s relief effort.
Thank you for your generosity. I really appreciate it. I donated all my swagbucks for the cause!
Nellie Dee says
Been praying and praying.
Put Compassion’s Haiti logo on my facebook picture.
Encouraged others to give and pray.
My family and I are each still working out the different ways we can donate, but in the meantime, I donated all my swagbucks.
i think this is awesome!
Michelle Brinson says
Donated to Compassion
Thank you for doing this. I’ve already donated via YELE, and through Zynga (the facebook apps game company). Also I have volunteered to lead a prayer service for Haiti at my church’s young adult ministry meeting this Tuesday, using the resources at http://education.crs.org/ (Catholic Relief Services). This on top of continuously posting links to help on my facebook.
Thank you again!
Thank you for what you’re doing. I’ve donated through Red Cross.
SwagGrabber posted a deal about a $40 subscription for 40 issues of All You the other day, just wanted to share. Only $1 per issue but then $10 of that $40 goes to Haitian Relief, which makes it even less and helps a good cause.
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I donated my Discover card cashback reward of $75 directly through Discover card and they matched it. (To American Red Cross). Thanks for all you do!
I donated through my work who has a matching gifts program for anything over $25, so my contribution is worth double.
Thank you so much for doing this! We had just donated through the Red Cross when I saw your post – what a great idea, thank you!
i’m commenting on as many blogs as I can.
I am donating my 2 $5. rebated checks from Johnson and Johnson. God bless you all for what you are doing!
My husband, son and I just donated $100 to the Heifer Project for their Haiti relief program. They will use the money to help families they have previously been working with get back on their feet.
In our local paper we just learned that a young woman from our city who was working with a literacy project in Haiti was caught in a building collapse and had to have one leg amputated below the knee. Please keep her and all the survivors in your thoughts and prayers.
This is a great cause and i hope my comment will help reach the goal of 164
It is so awesome to see you respond to God’s direction/burden upon your heart!!!! We will be helping via my husband who was asked by the church to help coordinate the organizing/filling of one, maybe two 10000# containers to be located at local Lowes, Home Depot, etc. This will be in correlation with some other churches in the Northwest Arkansas area.
I am praying for the families of Haiti and donating through our church. Thank you for your generosity.
Amanda Y. says
Thank you for donating!!
Thanks for what you are doing.
Since my husband and I did not get things together in time to donate to our church’s special collection for Haiti today, we made an online donation to Cross International, an organization we know of that has already been doing work in the company and is now involved in relief efforts. We have also been praying for the people of Haiti — our brothers and sisters.
I donated to Samaritan’s Purse. Thank you for organizing the donation for comments to your blog.
Tori Rosati says
My husband and I donated $10 to the Red Cross to help in Haiti.
Grace Schmied says
My family (who live in Wichita, KS) went to El Dorado to help assemble the bags of food that Numana distributes!! It was a great experience and I hope to do it again.
Thank you for helping me help this way!
I just put up a blog post giving people some more ways to help Haiti. I donated via text to YELE and appreciate your generous donations!
My husband and I donated $30 to the Haiti Relief Fund through our home church, Woodland Hills, in MN. They will giving some to COFED and some to Providence Ministries.
I’m donating on my blog for every new subscriber, comment, and more. Please visit me and help increase my donation!
Sue B says
Red Cross donation and lots of prayers.
I know I’m late but I still wanted to reply. What a neat idea. We donated through our church this morning and donated several boxes of baggies for relief kits. God bless the children and people of Haiti!
My husband and I gave $100 through Samaritan’s Purse. I plan to give again after next pay day. 🙂
Jenna @ Newlyweds says
What a wonderful idea, I have joined in on my blog.
We donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and I donated all of my Swagbucks.
I am a nurse practitioner and I donated to Project Hope which will help fund the medical volunteers aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort which will be a floating hospital for the injured Haitians. It will arrive in Haiti soon.
Thank you for your contribution too!
We have prayer and continue to. We have made a donation through the Red Cross. Also, our church we attend is working on a project, plans and mission for our church to help out and do our part to contribute. We will be hearing shortly about what we can do through our church to help.
Thank you and God Bless,
Jennifer and family
I gave $35 to the International Medical Corps and sent the information to my employer for a donation match. I also sent $10 to Heifer International; they’re not an immediate responder, but they had ongoing projects in the region that deserve support.
God bless all of the people in Haiti.
Thank you for making this possible!
Hi Crystal – I think this is such an amazing thing your family is doing. Thank you!
We are participating in the ‘Eat from the Pantry (and Freezer) Challenge’ and we’ve decided to give two-thirds of what we are saving this month on groceries to Compassion.
I have donated to the UWWDF(United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund) Thanks.
Thanks for donating.
leaving a comment so you can add to your donation! we are praying and donating financially wherever possible.
My church is helping! We are praying for those in Haiti! We have so much that we take for granted each day!
Thank you so much for this opportunity!
I know I am late, but I wanted to let your readers know, that when I was paying at the register at Walgreens today, I was asked if I wanted to contribute to the American Red Cross efforts for Haiti.
I asked if I could use my Register Rewards (RR), and the cashier said yes! I contributed $10. I could choose between $1, $5, and $10.
It was a great way to use my RRs that are almost expired.
One note though: like other store items, I needed to have the same number of items as RRs. Since I had 3 RRs totalling $10, I needed 3 items, that is, the donation and 2 additional fillers. On the other hand, I could have split the transaction so I wouldn’t need to buy fillers.
Like, if I had a $5 RR, then I could just donate $5 and not need fillers. Does that make sense?
Hope this helps, and sorry if I am repeating if this has been mentioned already!
vanessa @ silly eagle books says
What you are doing is awesome. We are giving money to Compassion’s relief fund, too. God bless you.
Thank you so much for doing this! You inspired me to donate via comments as well (although on a smaller scale) god bless!
texted Red Cross – every little bit helps.
We are in constant prayer for these precious people. Also, we have made a donation to World Vision (www.worldvision.org) to help in their relief efforts in Haiti.
We are praying everyday as a family for the people of Haiti and the rescue efforts there, and we will donat through our church. Thank you for your generosity! God Bless You!
My husband and I each donated $10 to the Red Cross using their text service.
I will be sharing heartwarming stories that bring hope and a sense of togetherness and friendship for those who are lost and/or suffering; we all can be that friend, that someone who can make a difference, if only we look a little deeper, dare to think a little greater…in loving memory of ga
Tracy @HallofFameMoms says
Wonderful idea – I joined along..# 358 in the carnival! Now I’m making some stops at other donating blogs. Thank you for a great idea!
I am commenting in honor of Corey and her family at Watching the Waters.
Swagbucks is now taking donations for Haiti through their program if you hadn’t heard. You can donate your swagbucks and it will go to the American Red Cross. A GREAT way to give monetarily without spending from your own pocket. And, if they collect 1 million in swagbucks donations, they will give 1 million dollars! So they are matching swagbucks to dollars if they reach that high. They are still matching pretty well under that, but dollar for buck if reaches 1 million. I hope this will inspire everyone to sign up and donate their swagbucks rather than cash them in on prizes. God bless!
Because I was inspired by your site, I’ve made January an Eat From Our Pantry month as well. We’re trying hard to get the last bit of our savings for a down payment on a new house (just 20% for now, but one day we’ll get to your 100% down goal!). Realizing just how blessed we are, we’ve decided to donate the unspent grocery budget funds towards Haiti relief instead of our house fund. How could we work towards a home when people don’t even have water?! Anyway, thanks so much for the continued inspiration and encouragement.
I went to the Red Coss site and donated $50
I donated to Heartline Ministries at http://haiti-relief.org.
Shop for Valentine’s Day and help the people of Haiti. For every Valentine’s Dessert Collection I sell between now and Jan. 25th, I will donate $10 (my commission) to the Red Cross for Haiti.
Thanks for doing this
What an amazing response! I missed this yesterday, but my husband and I donated $25 to Week of Compassion. We are also praying daily. A friend who has search and resuce dogs has been sent by FEMA to assist in the search for people – we are also praying for her efforts.
Bless you for doing this!
Gayle Calamari says
I think what you are doing is wonderful. I went to Mass today and prayed for these people. I also donated to Catholic Charities for their benefit.
We donated money for disaster relief in Haiti via Sovereign Grace Ministries (http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/About/FinancialSupport/DisasterRelief.aspx). Thanks for your encouragement!
Stephanie H. says
What an awesome way to contribute! My best friend and I, along with our husbands, have decided to donate all of our items we have been saving since last year for our annual community yard sale. We have managed to almost fill an entire 30×25 pole barn with clothes, toys, furniture, books, and other misc items. Instead of putting it in our yard sale this summer, we are boxing up everything and shipping it to Haiti. We wish we could give more, but understand that every little bit can help!
I’ve posted some links to credit/debit card companies that are waiving their merchant fees for the Haitian relief. This means that 100% of your donation via those cards will go to the charity of your choice.
I’ve also listed on my site a link to the BBB that lists all the reputable charities that you can donate to. If a charity you want to donate isn’t on the list then please be careful of donating.
Finally, NEVER donate cash to someone who comes to your door. Write a check or better yet donate online via debit/credit card.
Please remember folks, that while you may want to do the right thing to help there are many out there who are taking advantage of the situation in Haiti.
We’ve made a small donation to Doctors Without Borders USA (http://doctorswithoutborders.org/)
This is wonderful! It is great to see so many people involved because every little bit helps!
Thank you for doing this.
I talked to my kids about it and they each decided to give $1.25 from their allowance (which is a lot for their small allowance!).
I posted a link on my Facebook status for friends to come check out this site and donate.
My husband and I will be adding to our children’s donations with one of our own. We will probably send it to Samaritan’s Purse or Compassion International.
I am about to go to other blogger’s sites so they will donate from my comments.
Thank you for all you are doing to help and encourage others to do the same!!
I linked up above but my dad wanted me to tell you he donated! Thanks MSM!
We gave to CrossWorld Internation, a missions organization we have travel to the Dominican Republic with. Praying for Haiti.
We don’t have a blog either. My husband and I will be giving money Sunday at our church to go to Jason Nightingale’s ministry in Haiti called Wordsower. Our prayers are going up for the people too.
What a wonderful thing you are doing. I gave $10 via text to the Red Cross.
JoAnn B says
I don’t have a blog, so I am commenting here. Sending $10 to Red Cross. What you are doing is awesome!
Robbie @ Going Green Mama says
The one thing I’m doing is taking savings from the pantry challenges and sending them to Catholic Relief Services for Haiti Relief. I challenge all the pantry cleaning folks to do the same and support the relief organization of their choice!
I have donated to Haiti by texting “Haiti” to the Red Cross, and by donating a bag of toiletries to a donation drive at the Haitian Embassy in D.C.
My family donated $10 to the Red Cross and today we donated $1 at Harris Teeter… they are taking up donations at the registers, that makes it so easy to give!!
Thank you so much for doing this!
We donated $15 to the Red Cross along with a donation of all the Swagbucks that I had available. Thanks for your compassion. You’re wonderful!
I’m going to visit all of the links you have posted that are donating…thanks!
Katherine Liddle says
We donated to Chances for Children, a ministry that runs an orphanage outside Port au Prince: http://chances4childrendonations.blogspot.com/
One of the families in our homeschool group recently adopted two precious children from there. Bless you, Crystal, for applying your creativity and awesome networking skills to help those who are suffering. You are an inspiration!
We gave $50 to Samaritan’s Purse. Thank you for the work you’re doing!
Kim Sayler says
Thanks for your generous spirit.
I texted to give and also started a blogging effort today encouraging people to share their comments and join in. For every comment I get through Sunday evening, we will make a donation to the Red Cross. And we haven’t set a limit. My hope is that this will push us, in a very accountable, public way, to do more than we otherwise might have done.
Broke Girl says
Giving to Compassion International. Thank you, everyone else, and Crystal and your husband.
I’m commenting in honor of Corey and her family. I’ve posted on every blog she asked us to and have donated to the Red Cross and Yele.
I work for a non profit Christian organization, Loving Shepherd Ministries. We are sending funds to enable our in-country Home of Hope families and missionaries are able to reach out to assist in this tragedy. Haiti certainly needs our prayers. http://www.loving-shepherd.org
My husband and I are donating some money to Compassion International! Thank you so much for doing this!
I did some mission work in Haiti with the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission located in St Louis De Nord Haiti – about 150 miles North of Port Au Prince. Their website has updates about what they are doing to help out in Port Au Prince and also accepts donations. http://www.nwhcm.org They are based in Kentucky, so you aren’t sending your credit card information overseas. I just thought I would provide another opportunity/place for people to give. I helped deliver babies by lamp light late at night after the generator went off for the night – I saw this mission do amazing things for those who needed food and education! When I was there they were opening a surgical suite and dental area so that they would be able to better serve the Haitian people!
k80 @ onegirlsjourney says
Great idea! Haiti has been on my heart all week and could not really blog about the rest of life! My past 2 blogs on my writing blog were focused on it as well as on my picture blog.
Thank you for caring and being so generous!! It is awesome to see!!! Love it! Great to see Jesus using people even in the blog world to represent HIM in a dark world to those who need His love and light! Thank you!
I am donating my Swagbuck points to their fund and commenting on generous blogs like yours. 🙂
thank you for doing this. i am amazed at the generosity of people like you, pioneer woman, sherri from swaggrabber, and others. i donated $25 to Doctors Without Borders myself, and click on http://www.thehungersite.com and its sister sites as often as i remember to.
Miss Jai says
Thank you for doing this! Our family is donating through Compassion International.
Gayle McLaughlin says
This is fantastic that so many people are donation to Haiti! I gave money to Heart to Heart because it is local and their administrative costs are 2%. Thank you for doing this!
I Thessalonoans 5:16-18 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
My husband and I made a small donation. We are recently without a job and I am a stay at home mom. Thank you for doing this. You are a blessing.
This is a great thing you are doing! It also lets us poor college students to find a way to contribute. 🙂
I gave $10 to the Red Cross and plan to give more through my church. I have so much, things like this sicken you as to how much you have and take for granted!!
Thank you for doing this.
Laura B. says
we donated through compassion international where we also sponsor 3 kids (not inHaiti though).
Please add a donation for our comment. We are praying for the people of Haiti.
No blog but wanted to say bless you for your efforts in helping the people of Haiti!
I dropped off $20 yesterday to The Red Cross, and of course, praying. Thank you!!!
My income is not very wiggly, so I am donating clothes via the Red Cross. Every bit helps, right?
Donating items to MCC through our local agency, Cumberland Valley Relief Center.
Thanks for all your doing! My brother and sister are adopted from Haiti, so Haiti has been close our heart to begin with. The Christian Childrens home they came from has been posting updates on their blog and they too are taking donations.
I donated to the American Red Cross
I donated to Compassion. Thanks to you and your husband for this!
I donated the MyPoints that I’ve been building up to the Red Cross and I’ll be donating some money to our campus campaign as well.
I donated to the red cross. Thanks so much for all your doing to help the people of Haiti.
Thanks for doing this! Our children are collected cans to recycle from our neighbors. The money will be sent to His Home for Children in Port Au Prince, Haiti
I am praying for those in Haiti, writing on blogs, and will donate to probably the red cross. Thank you for doing this!
Thank you for doing this. I do not have a blog, but have donated to Compassion International, Salvation Army Canada and RHFH Rescue Center. Continuing to pray…
My mission is to make quilts for all the children in the orphanage my church supports. I know this is not an immediate need, but will be needed down the line. Right now I pray!
I just want to say that every one needs to get on here and tell you they will do something.. I will pray,pray,pray because whatever we can give monetarily the Lord can do so much more with and what ever suffering they are dealing with he can ease.I cant begin to compare, so down on my knees I will go…. Hope It helps in your effort
Alyssa Schroeder says
Thanks for doing this and compiling all the links! We appreciate it! I donated to Compassion and I am donating $1-$2 to Compassion International on my blog for comments for the next 5 days on any post.
Prayers for Haiti.
Prayers for Haiti.
I don’t have a blog, but gave to Oxfam and Episcopal Relief and Development.
Karla Scott says
I have been praying and praying for all those people and all the people who are going and helping out. It is just heavy on my heart and wishing I could give and help in some way. I always give thru Samaritians purse and we are giving thru our church here in Ks.
May God bless this and every one involved in this.
janaki panneerselvam says
Thanks for giving! This is a great idea! i donated via sms
Thank you for such a wonderful, inspiring post. I donated to Compassion International, will definately be praying for all of them, and blogged about what a blessing it is to give. Thank you!!
First and foremost, we are praying for everyone over there. I desperately wish I could go there to help, but it’s not possible. So, we are donating to the Red Cross.
Thanks for all you are doing through your blog.
This is wonderful Crystal! We donated through the Red Cross both on their site and by using text messaging
Thank you for doing this. I donated $100 to Doctors wihout Borders today.
Thank you so much for making this available to those of us who want to stretch our dollars as far as possible!
I dont have a blog, but my family and I have been praying since it happened and our Catholic Church as well as throughout the nation are doing 2nd collections this weekend. My family have been donating our extra stuff from our pantry and other tolietries stuff, we aslo plan to to help out with our church doing drives to send over to Haiti as well.
Angela O says
We are giving to Baptist Haiti Mission.
My family donated to Samaritan’s Purse today and we are also praying for the people in Haiti and the people going to help.
I donated money to Compassion the other night thru a text message. I think your pledge is amazing and very inspiring!
I texted to donate $10, and will be donating more once I decide on a charity. Thanks so much for all you are doing to help!
praying for those in Haiti <3
thanks for doing this!
We donated to Partners In Health. I put a link to them in my blog post. Thanks to everyone who is giving – it’s such a horrible situation and everything we can donate helps.
I am participating in a school fundraiser for Haiti!
I volunteer with Haiti Outreach in Pignon, Haiti. Thank you for helping the Haitian people!
I’ll give $2 for every comment on my blog b4 Monday night at 11:59.
God Bless You and the people you are helping!! I donated $50 to http://heartlineministries.org/default.aspx
I donated via text! Thank you for putting this together!
Amys blah, blah, blogging says
I have a feeling God is going to bless you richly for being so kind and mindful of people that He undoubtedly loves.
I text Yele to 501501 $5 donation. It goes to Wyclef and his Yele Haiti organization.
Our church has sent out many missionaries to Haiti. Very good friends of ours run the Baptist Haiti Mission near Port au Prince. They have a hospital on the Mission that has been running nonstop since the earthquake. I have personally been to Haiti and seen the poverty before all of this happened. It was unbelievable. And to add this to their situation seems unbearable. They will only recover with the help of us! My family is giving to Baptist Haiti Mission to further their aid to so many locals there! Thanks for posting this and supporting in such a big way! God is in control!
This is great what you’re doing! Right now I am living in the Dominican Republic and so have been able to give actual physical things that are being shipped/driven over daily by reliable organizations (Red Cross, etc). Like you said, every drop in the bucket counts, so I try to not to stress out that I can’t give more–it’s hard being so close and knowing people who have lost loved ones. I also have been helping at one of the drop locations–sorting and packing donations. It’s a blessing for me, because I feel pretty helpless being so close and not being able to go over to Haiti and help.
Keep up the good work, I’m personally encouraged by the response so far from the world, but especially here in the DR which is not a country known for its charity.
My husband isn’t working but you know I put together $100 to give. My friend ( extended family to me) brother-in-law (which I know and is one of the most wonderful people on the earth) is from Haiti and he hasn’t heard from his brother since this all started. So I wrote her a check and told her to give it to him. He is a christian and he does missionary work back home there and so I know that the he will be leaving soon to go. I made an announcement at work so they could help also. This hit close to home because I know someone from right there and they are being affected in a very real way. And I pray to GOD for his family. And if this gets someone else to donate then I will tell it over and over again. And looking at your list off bloggers I am very pround that I read a lot of their blogs for savings and that they donate. And THANK YOU ALL for thinking about someone else…. And GOD bless you all.
We are gathering supplies to donate to the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in DC. They are having a collection of items of immediate need Sunday, January 17 from 11am-4pm. If you live in the DC-Metro area, please consider donating. More information can be found here:
Angela Russell says
Bless you for taking the lead on this, Crystal! Your generosity is inspiring. I encouraged my readers today to give at least $10. As couponers, we can EASILY save $10 or more – what a perfect opportunity to give out of our plenty.
I also am a TypePad blogger and was able to create a Typelist of organizations my readers can go to. I’m in the process of trying to learn where folks can donate items and hope to join your Linky soon!
Thank you for doing this!
Suzanne Dossous-Verdier says
I”ve donated $5 to yele.org and am working with people in the Boston Haitian community to gether med supplies and anything that can help our families in Haiti. Thank you for doing this I will pass on to other bloggers.
I’ve donated some Swagbucks and also plan to make a donation to the Red Cross or another charity. What a good thing you’ve started with this effort!
Our family donated to the Red Cross.
Sara H says
Thanks for doing this Crystal. My husband and I gave $50 to Numana.
Thank you for doing this, it will really make a difference!
As a nurse, I wish I could go myself to help meet the needs of Haiti. Right now my circumstances do not allow that, since I just had a baby. Instead, I decided to donate to “Doctors without Borders.”
Thank you for doing this; I donated my current Swagbucks towards disaster relief at their website. Collected “bucks” will be pooled and turned into donations for three different organizations.
My husband and I just donated to http://www.samaritanspurse.com. They are a very reliable Christian organization with a crisis team already on the ground in Haiti. We pray that the love of Christ is evident to the suffering people.
What a wonderful idea – and how generous of you and your family! My husband and I donated a week’s worth of our grocery money to Operation Renewed Hope, which provides medical assistance and disaster relief with a gospel-centered approach. We also are praying for the many, many victims of this terrible tragedy. Our prayer is that God would turn this terrible event into something that would bring Him glory, drawing people closer to Him and bringing the lost to trust in Him alone as Savior.
Thank you again!
Donation is on its way to the Red Cross. They are having processing delays because there are so many coming in. I think that’s the most wonderful thing I’ve heard all day. God bless you for doing so much.
What an inspiration you are in so many ways…….and now this. Thanks for all you do for others. We will be donating to Samaritan’s Purse.
We gave to Red Cross via txt and YeleHaiti via txt. Thanks for your efforts!
Beth b says
I donated $10 via text to Red Cross.
Mary Lou says
I gave to the Red Cross through texting
Thanks for your generosity
I gave $25 to the humanitarian emergency relief fund for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 100% of the donations go to help the people in need.
Our church, The First United Methodist Church is putting together gallon ziploc bags filled with different personal care products. I was able to donate quite a few freebies I have gotten over the past couple of months. It was nice to be able to that for the first time since we live on a very limited income.
My church is collecting medical supplies like OCD medicines and band-aids. I plan to pick up a few of each at Target tomorrow and donate them.
Thanks for your generosity in this! What an inspiration!
I do not have a blog–but I have prayed for the people in Haiti. I also worked at my local Red Cross this afternoon receipting donations people are making to help the Haiti Relief Development. Thanks for your generosity Crystal!
jennifer barham says
you can give at your local kroger right at the checkout!
Little Miss Moneybags says
I donated $100 to Doctors Without Borders, and my job will match that donation, so that’s $200 in the pot. I hope this counts towards your $10 match as well!
I donated $10 by text message to red cross
I am going to go through my stockpile and gather many nonperishables and donate them to Matthew 25 Ministries.
The Pursuit of Mommyness says
The Pursuit of Mommyness is helping! I’ve donated 10 bucks to American Red Cross…AND, for every person who comments (stating how they helped) POM will donate 1 dollar, up to 25 people!
Thanks so much ladies!
First we prayed and continue to do so for all those in Haiti.
We talked with the kids ages 5 & almost 7 about what happened – we do not let them watch much TV. They also talked about this at school where they have a couple of students with family in Haiti. The school is taking donations to send. The kids took a dollar each from their banks – they are saving faithfully for a vacation someday- this was not an easy decision on their part. We also added a dollar from myself, their great grandma and their mother. This will go to the school. On Sunday they are taking another dollar from their savings to give at church.
We sell at the Flea market on Sunday’s and will take some of that and donate to Red Cross . I am hoping the kids will offer to give some of their money from Sunday’s sales to the Red Cross. We do not have a lot as we barely make it through the week but we do try to teach the kids that we have to give back .
My heart breaks for Haiti and I am hoping we can do something more in the very near future.
I don’t have much to give, but every little bit helps. I texted the Red Cross to donate $10, and I donated all of the swagbucks I had accumulated. Thanks for doing this!
hi — thanks for this great blog. I am a silent follower but now I am forced to type comments- the earthquake in Haiti has caused so much grief and destruction that it deserves all we can do to help.
on my part, i have donated several thousand frequent flier miles with United/Continental/Delta.
Jill Foley says
Your generosity is inspiring! We have donated through Compassion International.
Erica Fong says
I donated my Swagbucks!! Thanks for motivating us!
Kelly @ The Startup Wife says
I’ve been donating to the Red Cross/Wyclef Jean’s foundation through text messaging and encouraging others to do the same. I’ve written a blog post about social justice and doing God’s work in the world, and also listing other ways people can give.
krystal wohnus says
thank you! i am donating thru recycle bank
What a great way to link everyone up! I just donated to the Red Cross! I’m sure I’ll be donating to some of the other worthy groups listed as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
THis is such an awesome outreach idea! My prayers are with the people of Haiti!
I’m so proud to be part of this. I’m giving to Doctors Without Borders and of course will hold the Haitian people in my prayers.
Erin Schmiedt says
We are tight this month on our budget but we donated $10 to the American Red Cross for specifically the Haiti rescue and recovery effort. What a wonderful thing you are doing by networking and willngness to match the rest of us donating! Thank you!
We are on a very tight budget, like many of you. My heart just breaks for these people in Haiti, and I have been wondering what *I* could possibly do to help with so little resources available. I was especially excited to see that Swagbucks is letting you donate your bucks to the relief! I only had 61, but I was blessed to be able to give it to the relief effort.
We just donated money to Compassion’s disaster relief and are praying for the little girl we sponsor there in Haiti. May the Lord give much mercy and grace. Thanks for the post today and your challenge to give. God bless you and your family!
dDnise bBayer says
My children and I are going to organize a service project at our school of religion. We will have the children compete class against class to raise the most money within a classroom and offer a pizza party (which our local pizza place has agreed to donate pizza for a classroom of children) to the winning class!
It will be a great service project for my children and they continue to learn to look beyond themselves and recognize that our purpose on this earth is to SERVE ONE ANOTHER!!
I was moved to tears when I scrolled down the blog roll of sites that are joining you. My family is making a donation to our church’s Humanitarian Fund which has already sent 2 plane loads of food, hygiene kits, and newborn kits to the people of Haiti. We also own a bookstore and a friend asked us to donate some books to send. We have a wonderful collection of classic picture books that would bring a smile to a child’s face. We are sending a minimum of 15 picture books for the children.
Muthering Heights says
My family could only give a small monetary donation this month, but hope to give more next month! 🙂
Wow! It is amazing to read what others are doing to help.
My family has been praying for the people in Haiti as well as the troops, medical, and rescue workers sent to help. We will also donate to a fund through our church.
Thank you for spreading the word and being so generous!
I’m praying with my students at school this week, and we’ll be donating money.
Julie Nickerson says
My husband went on a Mission trip to Haiti awhile ago and helped an organization called New Missions. All their buildings were destroyed. He was so heartbroken. We gave $40 to New Missions.
We are praying! I so desperately wish I could adopt some of those orphan children!
Veronique P. says
Crystal, what an example of generosity and compassion your family is! Thank you for inspiring people to step up and be the same. My husband and I are sitting down tonight to strategize how to give to Haiti. We may end up doing the same thing you are…donating a certain amount to Haiti based on the amounts of comments left on my blog. Not sure yet, but we are definitely planning on giving!
Debbie Weasenforth says
Thank you so much for doing this. What a HUGE blessing 🙂
We’ve donated to Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org), a Christian organization that specifically helps in crisis’ around the world.
Thank you for doing this we are donating to Show Hope.
We brought in all our aluminum cans today and will be donating the money to Compassion. Not a ton, but my husband has been out of work for a while. We’re going to be putting our heads together over the monthly budget to see what else we can do. Thank you for your generosity!!
I just donated $10 via text message 90999 to the red cross. hope this will help out a little tiny bit.
Danielle R says
You are an inspiration! Great idea and thank you! I’m praying for the ones suffering.
I donated all my swagbucks for the cause, posted about this drive on Facebook, and plan to donate money, though still deciding which organization to donate through. Thanks for doing this.
We decided to give up eating out for 2-3 meals and donated the savings, $75, to Doctors Without Borders. Anyone else think that perhaps this was exactly the right month for the Eat From the Pantry Challenge so that we all hopefully had some wiggle room in our budgets in order to make these donations?
I showed my children how I was giving money to help people in Haiti, and they went to their piggy banks and got money to share with people “whose houses fell down.” Then, we went to the Children of the Nations website (cotni.org) and gave online. COTN is raising children in the Dominican Republic and has sent supplies to Haiti from the DR. Medical teams are also being assembled and sent.
Thank you for doing this!! I’ve been blogging about it and posted your link so my readers will hopefully come here. We donated money Wednesday night and will continue to donate more.
Lisa B says
I donated money to the American Red Cross by texting them
Sending a text to Red Cross.
At my job, they are collecing clothes and shoes to send to Haiti for those who have lost everything. So far, we have 3 big bags of clothes and shoes and I’m very happy we can help out this way. The people of Port-au-Prince are in our thoughts.
I have and will continue to pray. My family will donate $ to compassion international.
Thanks for your compassion and generous spirt.
Blessings to all.
I gave to Samaritan’s Purse (The shoebox people).
My workplace is planning a potluck dinner to raise money for The Red Cross.
I gave to World Vision
I have prayed and prayed for all of the victims of Haiti. Our prayers are with them.
We donated to Save the Children’s relief fund for Haiti.
Tresa F says
$100 to Compassion, where my husband works. Great news that one employee found alive and pulled from wreckage today! One contractor that was on trip is still missing. Thank you for blessing the people of Haiti.
Thank you so much Crystal for doing this!
Heather N. says
Crystal, you’ve inspired us all. I was in tears just last night about the situation in Haiti and your post welcomed me this morning. Thanks for giving us all an opportunity to help out. I’ve posted on my blog as well and am donating $1 per comment left up to $200.
Susannah Hogan says
You can also donate your Swagbucks, if you are involved with that. I got rid of all of mine.
B Scott says
This is amazing and a time when people should come together to help those in need. Excellent idea!
I donated $25.00 to Samaritans Purse and $50.00 to World Vision. These are great Christian Organizations who already have a presence in Haiti. Thank you for your contribution.
sandy mosolgo says
we also support a child through Compassion & may donate through them
Crystal, thank you and your family for your generosity. Your all are truly amazing!
I wept & have been praying. Will donate soon.
I texted a $10 donation and put it on my facebook and twitter. I also wrote an ehow article about how to donate and encourage others to do the same.(you can get to it by clicking bestmommy in the list above) This is a great idea…the power of the internet at it’s best!!
What an amazing idea. You and your husband are so generous!!
Ginger Grayson says
Our church has a missionary team currently in Haiti. They arrived just ahead of the earthquake. I am collecting medical supplies and non perishable food items to send through our church on Monday. We have also donated money to the fund through our church for the efforts in Haiti. My husband is deployed aboard the USS Bataan, leaving yesterday to help w/the relief effort.
Thanks, Crystal for doing your part as well. What an awesome network you have in the blog world. How generous of all who are giving time, money, resources and most of all prayers.
I had the pleasure to go to Port Au Prince, Haiti years ago. The people were amazing. I am swept away at how people are coming together to help.
We’re donating to Haiti through our church. Thank you for doing this!
My friend Mendy shared your blog link with me. I had posted last night about staring at the extra blankets in my closet and pulling them out to donate.
I also donated through compassion (one of the kids I sponsor is in DR, sharing an island with Haiti)
there will be some things at church and in my community that I can also donate too, so I will be getting that stuff together.
Love and hugs,
I’m thankful that so many are supporting these folks. Anyone who may shy away from using technology to donate to the Red Cross should also know that every Regions Bank location is accepting deposits to a new account opened by the Red Cross today, specifically to benefit Haiti. This account will remain open until April 15th, so if you are waiting for tax returns & cannot give now, it will be there waiting for you when you have money to give!
Since I work for Regions, that is how I chose to make a donation today of $40.00. Part of my budget is titled “Sharing” & I felt this was the obvious place to put the money today.
Jennifer M. says
I’m overwhelmed at all the generosity! My prayers are with Haiti.
Sarah in MO says
Thanks so much, Crystal for all you are doing. We’re praying!
I am blown away that you are donating so much. I wish I had your means and abilities. THANK YOU!
Sarah Small says
My mom, sister and myself are working on pillow case dresses to send over. My sister’s father in law has been going to Haiti for years and we have sent them in the past but we have now set a goal to send 200 pillow case dresses. We are about 32 pillow cases short but have asked people to donate pillow cases. Can’t wait to see what God is going to do. We also had a group of ladies from our bible study and another group that did 60 dresses. We are so excited.
I have made a small donation to the Red cross. My hope is that even if a person only gives a little all those “little’s” will add up to a whole lot!
Maggsie G. says
We donated $100 to the Red Cross today. Thanks for all you are doing to coordinate this effort.
My family will be praying. We contribute to our denomination’s ministry (Sovereign Grace) who is helping out now.
I don’t have a blog, but will be donating to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) on Sunday.
I have also made contact with someone in my organization who collects items and ships them to an orphanage in Haiti. Praise God all the children and staff are safe, but he advised many of their staff have lost their homes and other possessions. My co-workers and I are gathering HBA items and canned food (specifically peanut butter) so we can help in some way.
Bless you and everyone for being so generous and willing to give to those in need.
i donated swagbucks. it was as easy to donated as it is to earn them. thanks for all that you do.
Immediately sending $10 to the Red Cross and after that will see what else I can do with savings,etc. I wish that UPS was still sending boxes over there for free as announced but after hearing the NPR report about how small the airport is,etc- can imagine how hard that would be logistically right now. First need to get people over there to help. So sad.
You have encouraged me to post a post on my blog as well. I have also donated what I could. Thank you for posting this and everything you are doing!
Linzi Baruah says
I don’t have a blog so I am leaving a comment. Thank you very much for doing this, it is a great idea. Our family donated $500 to the Red Cross. My children donated their Christmas loot and I plugged in the rest from my spending freeze savings. We have friends who work for the Red Cross and they left for Haiti yesterday as I first wave of medical relief. They asked for prayers so that they may help all who are in need. We are also keeping all the Haitians who are affected by the catastrophy and also all those Haitian-American who are waiting for news of their loved ones in our prayers. I would also like to thank everyone for their compassion. God Bless.
julie tringaali says
what you are doing is wonderful!
Ginger Hartman says
I am so encouraged by the generosity of our Global Community! We have a friend in Grand Goave who has been without water and food since the quake. She works for http://www.hearttohearthaiti.com/ and does amazing things. We are personally broke but drained our pantry of non-perishables, I used FB to rally some of my friends for donations which I will pick up and deliver, my husband has accepted $100 in random donations at his work and now his soccer team is generating $1000 and put out a challenge to other teams to match!
Hopefully some ‘drops’ on the way to an overflowing bucket!
What a great way to help! I just donated $15.00 to Unicef specifically for the Children of Haiti. Thank you so much for doing this!
I gave to World Vision today.
Laney Flattery says
What you and your family are doing is wonderful! My sister and I packed food today for Numana to be shipped via military transport from Wichita, KS on Monday. Their goal is to send 2 shipping containers (600,000) meals just from our location!
My husband and I are the pastors in a church in Highland, IN. Our church will be taking up a special offering this Sunday to send over to Haiti.
God’s blessings to all of you and to the people of Haiti.
Jennifer Walter says
we are praying for the people of Haiti. I will be helping to organize a drive with our students in the elmentary school that I teach.
I gave $10 to the Red Cross via text and posted the info. on my Facebook page. Also today at Dillon’s I added a donation to my bill and I also plan to give a donation through Baptist Global Response.
Thanks for your generosity and for inspiring so many others to do so as well!
This is so great! We donated through the Red Cross and my husband donated through his workplace and they are matching dollar for dollar.
Praying for Haiti. Thanks for doing this!
Thank you for doing this! I’m donating what I can to The Red Cross and UNICEF.
great article on making sure your donation actually makes it to Haiti
I texted to give $10. Thanks for what you do and God Bless.
Tiffany Kelly says
I’ve posted on my blog, but I also wanted to comment that our family donated $100.00 via Lifeline Christian Missions. http://www.lifeline.org
Fabulous idea here. God Bless You, and the good work you are doing to help!
Donated money to the American Red Cross.
Kathy Ross says
I donated through Amazon Payments
Thanks for this blog and all you’ve done to help the people of Haiti. My husband and I made a donation to Catholic Relief Services this afternoon.
Lindsey Swinborne says
I’m blogging, linking up, and giving what I can to the Haiti relief network. Thanks for your generosity, Jesse and Crystal!
I’ve given a personal donation to Partners In Health who provide medical care in Haiti (as well as globally) and this weekend, all proceeds from sales at my Etsy shop will be donated to Partners In Health. I don’t have any more personal funds I can give but I have things I can sell, so I hope to sell out my shop. Get a cute cozy and your money will still go to Haiti!
We are donating via the Red Cross
My family and I are praying for the people of Haiti. Our church conference is also taking donations to help the people of Haiti and my family will probably be donating through them.
My husband and I each donated $25.00 to Wyclef Jean’s Haitian relief organization and my children each bought 2 pairs of flip flops from Soles4Souls.
We donated $40 online to the Convoy of Hope. What a wonderful thing you are doing.
Hi – Our family donated $100 to Doctors Without Borders which we knew was providing medical care from the start of the tragedy. Thanks for helping people be hopeful about trying to make a difference.
Julie Nguy says
My prayers go out to the people of Haiti. Thank you for doing this.
My husband and I are donating to LDS Philanthropies (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/humanitarian-services/news-features/church-sending-team-of.html
I gave $20 to Doctors without Borders, I do every year but made an extra one for Haiti. I also gave $20 to Presbyterian Diaster Assistance.
Lindsay Brumbelow says
My family and I donated to the Red Cross and to Numanda. I also posted your blog post on my FB to encourage others to help. Thanks so much Crystal! Blessings to you!
We made an online donation to Compassion as well – thanks!
We have a couple from church who are in Haiti working at a Girls /Boys orphanage. We believe God has used them and will continue to use them for his Kingdom during this difficult time. Thank you for your support! God Bless!!!
We donated money to the Yele Haiti foundation and Red Cross.
I donated to the Red Cross. And I’m visiting blogs participating in this effort and making comments, thereby raising more money for Haiti. This is an amazing project you’ve put together, Crystal. Thank you.
Prathee Chandar says
I’m going to make a donation!! My heart goes to people @ Haiti. Couldn’t imagine this kind of loss!!
We gave to the Red Cross and hope to do more, we are saying prayers for all the people in Haiti and all the aid workers heading there to help. Thank you for what you are doing.
This morning I read a story on a 9 year old girl who was trapped and she passed away before help could reach her. It just broke my heart. I am not working so no money, But I donated all swagbucks to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund Donation that Swagbucks is doing on their website. Every little bit helps!!
I think it is wonderful that you are donating to help people in need. I am praying also.
Thank you for doing this! I’ve donated to the Red Cross as well. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Haiti as well as their loved ones here in the states.
I gave $10 via text also! This is such a great idea, getting everyone from different blogs to participate!
leslie f says
I commented on a few other blogs as well as personally donating via text to the red cross.
Amanda LaPlante says
Seth @ Boy Meets Food says
I’m doing a donation-per-comment thing too on my blog. Thanks for helping out!
I donated $20 through Episcopal Diocese of Texas’ Episcopal Relief and Development Agency.
Lucy @ Mama See Mama Do says
I found your site and linked my own. Thanks so much. We’re doing some local things in Raleigh, NC, and I’m trying to get all my crafty contacts to make things for Craft Hope’s etsy shop, where 100% of profits will go to help Doctors Without Borders.
I’m sending a donation to Numana
We are giving an initial $25 from our family, plus for each comment $1 and for each new follower, $2. I have left the offer open until the 22nd of January.
I have also made my Canadians counterparts aware of how to give in our country – your links were American.
I donated several hundred to the Red Cross, and more is on the way! I wish I had more to give.
We have sponsored a child in Haiti since 1999 with Haiti Outreach Ministries. There is no public school system in Haiti, only schools run through charitable organizations! HOM is wonderful and provides vitamins, hot meal, and an education to the kids living in extreme poverty. My husband and I will be sending HOM money for earthquake relief. (Check out Haiti Outreach Ministries on Facebook to see updates) Right now they are hosting survivors on their soccer fields and we are praying for large tents to be delivered to be set up on the fields to shelter everyone.
God Bless Haiti!
This is wonderful.
I’ve been praying, of course, and texting aid via the Red Cross (text HAITI to 90999) and Wyclef Jean’s foundation (text YELE to 501501).
We gave a donation to Samaritan’s Purse and are going to sponsor two more children from World Vision.
God bless you and the people of Haiti. I donated to the Red Cross.
I thought this was an excellent article! I have posted this to twitter, facebook, and stumbleupon to get it to more people. Thanks for writing it and god bless everyone.
I am a coordinator for my local MOPS group. We are taking up a collection of money to purchase shoes and summer clothing (through a source I have for $1 each). As well, we will all bring medical supplies, peanut butter, canned meat, powdered infant formula, shoes, summer clothing and bedding to our meeting on Monday. All items will be donated to Lifeline Christian Mission in Westerville, OH. http://www.lifeline.org.
Thanks for helping the people of Haiti!
(I donated to the American Red Cross and to Compassion International.)
You are very generous!! We are praying for all those in Haiti and made a donation to Catholic Relief Services.
What an amazing thing you are doing. This gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. I gave to Compassion and am going to look at finances this week to hopefully be able to sponsor a child starting next week. Thank you for all that you do!
Saving Money In Real Life says
I just made a donation through the Jewish Federation.
Great idea! We donated to http://www.clintonfoundation.org/haitirelief.
Thank you for putting this together! We donated $100 each to Catholic Charities and Food for the Poor.
Thanks for doing this! I think it is a great idea and am glad to help in some small way. God be with the Haitians, and may we stand by them too!
Thanks for organizing this! I donated to the Red Cross.
My husband and I have prayed and donated through his work.
I just donated through Compassion. Thanks so much for doing this!
My husband and I donated to world vision and will continue to pray for God’s mercy in Haiti!
Awesome! My husband just posted on his Facebook page that we will donate $1 for each person that comments on his status, and $2 for each person that decides to do something similar in their status. Thanks for the inspiration!
My husband and I donated to Red Cross $100.00. We offered up our prayers to God to keep the Hiatians in the palms of His hands. God Bless!
I just added my blog to your list … thank you for organizing this!!
NYC gal says
My husband and I donated to Red Cross. My husband is a Haitian American. We are so fortunate to have all our family members in Haiti safe and sound, but there are so many others who are still in search of their loved ones. Each of us’s small help can really make a big difference, and I appreciate all of you for your support and prayers. People in Haiti are strong, and I have faith in God that He is in the center of this. Thank you again for remembering Haiti in your prayers and giving help to people in Haiti.
Will be donating to the Red Cross. Many prayers.
We have to Compassion and have been sending out emails to get the word on out ways to give. And, as always, praying!
Christine from France says
Thanks to Laura and you, we have donated next week food budget : we’ll be eating from pantry and freezer, and maybe breakfast for dinner, nut no one will suffer from that at home
Thank you for your blog
Kim N. says
My family donated to Haiti relief through http://www.coaid.org. My husband is on the board of COAID, a Christian organization that brings aid to countries suffering from national disasters and poverty. COAID is partnering with Hope Force International to bring medical and trauma supplies to Haiti. For more info, see:
Libby Nelson says
Crystal, what you are doing and the beautiful acts of every person commenting here is what being a person of faith really comes down to. I am reminded of this quote, featured in Rich Stearns (WorldVision CEO)’s book “The Hole in Our Gospel” (great read, by the way):
“Sometimes I would like to ask God why he allows poverty, suffering and injustice when He could do something about it.”
“Well why don’t you ask Him?”
“Because I’m afraid He would ask me the same question.”
Our family is donating to the Red Cross. You inspire!
Thank you for the encouragement. We wanted to give but weren’t sure where to donate; this helped us make our decision. We just donated to Compassion Int. through the link you left.
Thank you for your generosity that is prompting others to open up their hearts and wallets as well.
So good to see all the support for Haiti! My mom works for a mission in Haiti and was there during the earthquake. She is currently awaiting evacuation. Our family is collecting items for the mission as well as making a monetary donation (and of course, praying!). Thank you for helping people find ways to support the people of Haiti.
Thank you and your husband for being great leaders. I gave via text to the Red Cross and plan to give more, though exactly how I am not sure.
I donated yesterday to the Red Cross.
My husband and I donated $100 to Samaritan’s Purse relief in Haiti. THANKS CRYSTAL for what you and your husband are doing!!!
Jenn @ Beautiful Calling says
Our family is sending up prayers to the One who can do the most!!
Our church also took and sent contributions in.
My heart breaks especially for the little ones affected. We truly are blessed and I am thankful that we are able to bless others in return!
I gave ten dollars to the redcross via text…. what an easy way to make a contribution. You are right, every bit helps… god bless you for what you are doing, and all of your readers for what they are doing!!!!
What an amazing thing you are doing. I am helping by donating to the red cross and posting a comment on all the bloggers, that are donating. Thanks
I gave $15 to the red cross. Thanks for doing this!
I haven’t blogged about this yet, so I wanted to leave a comment! I have made a donation to MercyCorps, the charity that I regularly support. And of course I pray and pray for my brothers and sisters in Haiti. I pray especially that in such a scary time, God may grant them hope and not fear.
Hubby and I donated blood to the Red Cross….which they are hoping to use for this.
And our church is collecting donations….such as food and clothing….mission group will take with them as soon as things are all collected.
Mrs. Hewett says
Thanks so much for sharing this. I can’t do much, but we are certainly praying. I also shared about this on my blog.
Thank you for your generosity.
We gave through the Redcross. However,I didn’t want to share that on my blog. I did write a post to tell others how to donate! I’m number 180 on Mr. Linky!
I donated to the humanesociety.org; they happened to have a vet team in the Dominican Republic at the time and will be sending them to Haiti.
We’re giving to Compassion International’s relief efforts. I’ve also heard good things about Cure, and I’ll be looking into that. Thank you for doing this!
My fiance and I would like to donate money through the Red Cross. One of his co-workers is from Haiti and has family there. His mother’s house was destroyed and he is still missing 2 of his cousins. The most important thing we can do is keep them in our prayers. Thank you Crystal for your generosity, compassion, and prayers!
Ginger M. says
I gave $35 to Doctors Without Borders, who were already in place on the ground. I also gave $35 to The Salvation Army, who are remarkably wise stewards of God’s funds.
My aunt (who is a Catholic nun) was a teacher in Haiti for years prior to her retirement. I remember receiving packages and sending packages to Port-au-Prince.
One of the big reasons I am frugal and am working so hard on saving/investing is so that I can give abundantly during such crises.
We donated $50 to Samaritan’s purse for Haiti yesterday. Thank you for your sacrifice in this endeavor as well!
You are so inspiring in everything you do!
We gave money to Compassion.
I just bought a “Blessed” necklace & $10 will be given to the Haiti Disaster Relief fund.
Amy C says
I texted to the 90999 and on my blog I challenged all to donate too. Every little bit helps.
My husband and I are making a donation to Hope for Haiti’s Children (http://hopeforhaitischildren.org). I blogged about their work today. Thank you so much for this opportunity to help so many. Praise God! We will continue to remember the Haitian people in prayer.
We donated $20 thru Samaritan’s Purse……..
Praying for Haiti and donating to the Red Cross. Thanks for all you do!
My husband and I are donating through Doctor’s Without Borders. Let’s keep sending our prayers as well. Thank you everyone for all that you are doing to help!
Thank you for being so generous. I can only give a few dollars, but I will, and of course the people of Haiti are in my thoughts.
I’m doing my small part by leaving comments on sites like yours who will make a donation for each comment. I hope to give to the Red Cross myself.
Thanks so much for organizing all of this Crystal!
We have been praying and I was able to donate $25 to the Red Cross today and it was a matching donation as well. Thanks for doing this!
We’re donating money through Lifeline Christian Mission (www.lifeline.org) because we know that almost every penny of it goes to missions, rather than to overhead costs. We’re also donating peanut butter, baby formula, and a few other items through a collection at our church.
I donated money to the BRESMA orphanage and wrote e-mails to a congressman and president of an influential Pittsburgh foundation seeking help establishing refugee status for the orphans so they can legally enter the United States.
All of these groups are doing wonderful, desperately needed work. Thank you for your part… the internet truly can accomplish wonderful things.
We’ve donated thru Mennonite Central Committee,Doctors Without Borders and, come Sunday, thru our Untarian church. Every little bit…
You and your family are are a great of example of Christ’s hands reaching out to help those in need. I know He will take all donations and multiply them to meet the needs of Haitian people.
I donated $15 through The Hunger Site. They do great things year-round, but they have partnered with Partners in Health to help out. They’ve been working in Haiti for 25 years, about 2 hours from Port au Prince, so they’ve been receiving many injured citizens in their hospital.
Lori S says
This is so amazing to see. I just donated $50 on Red Cross’ website.
I am leaving a comment for you, and if anyone wants to leave a comment at my blog, I am going to donate $5 for each person’s comment to Compassion International. Thanks for doing this, what a great idea!
I sent my text to the Red Cross yesterday
This is great! Every little bit will help the people of Haiti! Thanks for doing this! 🙂
Thanks for the texring link-I am donating money and looking for other ways to help. Thanks for YOUR contributions as well.
I sent my dontation to the red cross and my husband who is in the military is on his way over there to help.
Jessica Fernandez says
Thanks for doing this! I will be donating clothes.
My birthday is in a few weeks and I’ve decided to ask my family to give donations to the Red Cross in lieu of gifts. I feel so overwhelmed right now with gratitude for everything that I have, I don’t feel like I need anything else.
What an awesome way to raise awareness and funds for the people of Haiti. I am praying for them.
My husband and I talked last night about not giving Valentine’s Day presents this year because we went all out and bought a Wii and gun safe just after Christmas. What I am going to do now is donate the money I would have spent on him anyway to the Red Cross. I urge you other ladies and men to do the same! How much do we normally spend on our mates/loved ones in Februrary?? Twenty, fifty, a hundred dollars?? Do we really need fine chocolates and jewelry and flowers and such when people have no home, food, clothes, water. It makes me feel great to know I can help someone else by sacrificing just a little bit on my part.
My blog is pretty much defunct, but Haiti has really been on my mind and heart this week. My husband and I have a small investment that pays monthly interest, and have committed to giving the interest to a different missions project or charitable organization each month. Our first interest payment just arrived on Tuesday, and it’s definitely going to Compassion.
I texted the Red Cross to give a $10 donation and I am putting the number up on my Facebook status so other people can help!
We are donating and praying for those in Haiti.
donation made to Medical Teams International and matched by my husbands employer Sterling Communications – Portland OR
we live in south florida, so we made a huge box of canned food and toiletries to be sent over there- many boats are taking the shipments for free….i am thankful that i have been stocking up- this was the perfect time to help out.
I donated to the Red Cross and just signed up to sponsor a child in Haiti through World Vision. Thanks for your efforts!
We are donating supplies through our church. We are also giong to help sort the supplies. Our church is also packaging 100,000 meals that we are helping with!
This is so much an awesome thing to do.
Diane Anderson says
We gave to the Red Cross via text!
I am so appreciative of your, and all the other bloggers, efforts. I spent a good chunk of time today linking up to sites so that I could multiply my donation, and I was happy to do it 🙂
However, I think that my computer was infected from a virus while visitng $5 dinners. I know it was not intentional, but I do know that sites can harbor malicious software without the administrators knowledge. I think there may be people trying to take advantage of all this blog traffic and wreck some havoc. So, please be careful when browsing to these blogs – make sure you have anti-virus software installed and active. I’d hate for anyone else to be in the position I’m in.
I think that what you are doing is wonderful! Haiti holds a special place in my heart because I do annual medical mission trips in Cap Haitien. My team and I are organizing a fundraiser for my high school in addition to giving individually. We are still planning on going to Haiti in April. Pray that God will use this terrible situation for His good and perfect will.
Donated $100 to red cross and got the match from my employer
I’m praying. Thanks for all you are doing.
Laura @ so alaurable says
I just made a donation to Doctors Without Borders and posted on my blog urging others to take action as well. It’s amazing what you and your husband are offering to do.
We love World Vision, as they are the largest Christian Humanitarian Organization in the world, so we decided to give $50 specific to the Haiti Relief Fund. We are also praying for God’s healing hand on that country.
we gave all of our allocated January dining money to real hope for Haiti https://www.realhopeforhaiti.org/
$50 is not a lot, but we can definitely go with out serving ourselves in this way to serve others instead!
Emilee Stanley says
Thanks for doing this. We were able to give to Compassion, Red Cross, and Sovereign Grace Ministries.
My family has sent a chack to the local Red Cross for relief efforts in Haiti.
Kelly Whalen says
I just wrote a post about this, 10¢ a comment, and all proceeds form January will be going to Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders on my blog.
I’m happy to feature other bloggers as well, and will add a link to this post so others can find all the other amazing bloggers who are doing the same thing.
Our friend had surgery today. We were out getting ready to buy her flowers when we decided we’d take that money and donate it to the Red Cross. She will appreciate that more. We are now home making paper flowers to go along with a note letting her know we made a contribution in her name!
What a great idea. I’ve been out the the hunger site and done my daily click. I’m posting here and all of the links you posted.
Lillisa Gonzalez says
Thank you for doing this. Love your blog!
I don’t have a blog but my husband and I donated money thru World Vision. And praying. And praying.
wow !! so many ppl coming together for a gr8 cause !! this is really going to add up to something really appreciable .. i had a feeling the small stockpile i have was going to have a purpose … God help our brothers and sisters in Haiti !!
Annette Auld says
I just started a class at church 2 Wednesdays ago to learn about saving money and learned about your website. Today is the first time that I checked it out. I was so touched to see the plea for helped for the people of Haiti. Kudos to you. This will glorify God as we pull together to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
Mallory C says
My husband and I donated to Compassion International. We sponser a child from Ethiopia, and we love the program. They do great things, and we feel like they are good stewards of our money.
Emily Kay says
I donated $35 to Doctors Without Borders yesterday. And I’m praying for Haiti!
I am so proud of you, Crystal. I have been wondering why my favorite thrifty bloggers have been relatively quiet on the subject of Haiti. And now I know… because you were planning to roll out this campaign of tremendous impact. Thanks for reminding all of us that our “drops” are valuable, essential even.
mrs spock says
I’ve sponsored a 9 year old in Haiti through Plan International for the past year. I just sent $70 to the Red Cross.
We are donating via Catholic Relief Services. Thankfully, their location down there is intact and they are very able to help quickly.
I am giving through my church to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.
What a great idea! I’m excited to be a part of it!
i gave $$ to the red cross last night, wish i could do more- thanks for helping out!
We donated $10 to the Red Cross via text message, and are praying lots!
Hey–I was reading the other comments this morning, and I have been so inspired by them! I just wanted to let you know that although your blog says there are now like 165 comments, I am still only seeing the same 65 or so from earlier this morning. I’ve refreshed the page, but I’m not seeing any more comments. Just wanted to let you know in case there’s maybe a glitch. Thanks again for posting these!
I just sent $50 through our church that is sending aid.
Pam K says
My heart is breaking for the Haitian people. I pray that the Lord will bless and keep them safe. I have contributed to the American Red Cross and encourage others to do the same.
My husband and I donated $100 to Action against hunger. My 11 year old had $4 left in her ‘give’ fund after Christmas and my 9 year old had $20 left, so together we donated $124. I think tonight I will ask them how else we can sacrifice to give them some more..Thanks for all you do to encourage and motivate. God Bless You!
Chantale Cherident says
I am a haitian-american i felt so helpless when this first happened but now i remember what a great couponer i was and all those free triaminic, band-aids, neosporen, theraflu, tylenol and other great things i had stack up here is now on their way to haiti.
Tina Hudgens says
Please pray for a dear friend of mine who just return from Haiti (jusst days before the earthquake, she made it home safe): Here is a specific family to pray for, as well as praying for the entire community: (from martha) Spoke to the Pastor we serve in Haiti. Although he was far enough from the quake not to be hurt, he was very affected. This morning he received a call that this father, 2 sisters, and 1 brother were killed. He is heading to Port Au Prince to try to save his brother who is severely injured. Please pray for safe travel and for him to arrive in time.
we made a donation to Compassion International. I think I understand right that 80% of a donation to this site goes directly to the needs of the child, which is very good.
Annette Auld says
I called my husband to see how much we could donate. When I told him about this site, he came to the site and donated $30 for us. His company matched the donation for $60.00 TOTAL. EVERY PENNY COUNTS. THE MORE I WATCH ON THE NEWS, THE MORE MY HEART ACHES. PRAY FOR THESE FAMILIES HERE AND IN HAITI.
Donated to The Red Cross International.
I am going to visit every blog linked to yours to leave a comment so that more money can be donated.
Amanda N says
My husband and I donated via the Red Cross this morning and have been praying for those people who had so little to begin with and have now lost so much.
We made a donation to Oxfam to help in Haiti.
I donated $50 to the Red Cross online.
I donated $10 via text. It’s such an easy, convenient way to help.
I blogged about it on LiveJournal (I’m the Magnifelyn link in the list of links), and I’m going to post a link to this on Facebook, as well! This “Help for Haiti Project” is a wonderful way to increase our impact by joining forces. Thanks to you and all the wonderful bloggers for your generosity in these tough economic times!
I texted to donate to the American Red Cross. It’s hard to believe it was so easy to make a donation. Thank you for doing this. I am going to visit the other blogs now…
Anna H says
Thank you for donating! My hubby and I have friends who has family over there and he hasn’t been able to contact them. It’s so very sad! Thanks so much!
I donated $20 to Convoyofhope.org – they are a legitimate organization that works with the Haitian people. They are there now helping the people. You can donate at their website and it is secure.
What a great idea! You are so inspiring and generous! We’ve been praying for the people there. And trying to be an encouragement to some of our friends here whose family/friends are in Haiti. I’m sure we’ll be doing a financial donation at some point too, but that has yet to be determined.
We donated $1 on ebay yesterday
I made a donation to “Compassion”.
We donated half our monthly grocery budget to Samaritan’s Purse.
THANK YOU for doing this!!
Cyrstal, You can see my post on facebook about what we are doing through compassion.
janet o says
we donated 100 dollars to msf/doctor’s without borders. the canadian government will match that donation. I don’t have a blog but would post it there if i did. i will pass this site and others on to all that i can. thanks.
I’ve donated $50 to CARE
Very well done! congrats
Yesterday we donated $200 to Samaritan’s Purse to help Haiti. As a single income teacher, this is somewhat significant for us, but since we are Eating out of the Pantry this month, I think we will save close to that amount.
I also want to encourage people who are considering adoption.
When things stabilize, there will be SO many children who need forever families. Holt Intl (the oldest international adoption agency in the world and is based in Oregon) already has an adoption program in Haiti. I’m sure that everything will be on hold for a while, but please, please begin to pray for the orphans in Haiti.
We’ve been collecting pop cans (refundable deposit) to donate $ to others–this is what we’ll be giving the money to! Our church (www.freemethodistchurch.org) denominationally has several missionaries in Haiti (three are still missing in the debris–please pray for their recovery!) and is able to give 100% of the donations to help the people!
Thanks for your work in this, too!
We’re donating $100 to the Humanitarian Fund of our church.
I gave $15 through Red Cross. My heart goes out to the people Haiti.
Andrea Z says
I am giving at least $10 via text and more through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Philanthropies here: https://secure3.convio.net/ldsp/site/Donation2?df_id=1861&1861.donation=form1&s_src=14703. They do so much to help in disasters such as this. Good place to donate your money!
Thanks for giving and for this awesome post. I have donated to the Red Cross and UNICEF. If anyone needs any ideas of where to donate, Yahoo has a great post on their homepage saying how you can help. Thanks again!
I just donated $35 to Compassion! Thank you so much for all you do and your generosity with this campaign 🙂
This is awesome! I have been praying for Haiti and plan to donate money…I think to Samaritan’s purse. My husband and I already agreed on an amount so I just need to make up my mind which organization to donate to. Thanks for doing this!
What an amazing thing you are doing. Your family has such a giving heart.
My husband and I donated twenty dollars to Doctors Without Borders, a great group that is really needed right now. They already have three clinics on the ground in Haiti, but all were damaged, and personnel are still missing. They’re flying in an inflatable surgical suite to help with the rescue efforts.
Just sent $10 to Red Cross.
Great Idea Crystal. My husband and I decided to give to the Salvation Army’s relief fund for this disaster. What a good feeling it is to know that every little bit helps. God Bless.
Love Compassion! We have sponsored a little girl in Indonesia for almost a year now. I cannot say enough good things about them. God Bless
Your post brought tears to my eyes! One person CAN make a difference. Thanks for doing this, Crystal. It allows everyone to be a part of helping. I’m praying for the victims and their families!
Julie Finch says
Haiti is in my prayers…
Just sent my text to the Red Cross and posted your link on my facebook so that others can find a way to contribute as well. It is incredible to see so many coming together to help the people of Haiti. Crystal, thank you for putting this together 🙂
T Jacobsen says
I gave $10.00 to the Red Cross on their website.
Donation to Partners in Health (pih.org), a group that’s been providing health care in Haiti for a number of years. Thank you for your generosity.
My family donated $25 to the American Red Cross.
Our family is planning to give. Our church ususally takes up an offering for disasters like this, so we plan to give through our church. They give the money to a missionary or organization they trust to help distribute the money. If our church doesn’t take up an offering, we plan to donate the money through Compassion Int. Thank you for your generous heart.
I donated $50 at redcross.org and designated it as Haiti Relief.
I don’t blog, but I wanted to let you know that my husband and I donated through http://www.samaritanspurse.org/. We also use Compassion for a lot of our donations. Both are very good charities!
Also, I read an article about donating with credit cards and how the credit card companies get richer off of disaster donations due to their “transaction fees”. Both the charities above use can donate with an electronic check instead, so ALL the money goes to those who need it.
I donated through Food for the Poor, an organization that has been serving impoverished people throughout the Caribbean and Latin America since 1982. Over 96% of your donation goes toward programs to help the poor. Thankyou Crystal for your generous efforts to help the people of Haiti.
while I don’t have a blog, I have a facebook account as the Coupon Gal. I linked your site to all of my friends. Thanks for all you do. I donated $20 to LDS church’s Humanitarian aid fund.
My mom and I are going to help pack meals with Numana this weekend. Something I have been wanting to do for awhile, but this has just pushed me over the edge!
Thank you for doing this. The people of Haiti are in our prayers.
Megan C. says
I gave $10 through texting Compassion!
Thank you for being so generous with your donations. I’ve donated to Compassion, and I’ve blogged about our plans here:
(I’m new to blogging, so I’m not quite sure if you were hoping to have people link up differently. If so, I apologize!)
Lynne G says
Thank you for doing this! I donated $25 through my daughter’s high school just this morning.
I plan to donate.
I just donated $10, but will be donating futher later today. You have presented us all with some wonderful challenges to help, in whatever way possible. Thank you! Keep praying, everyone!
Thanks for all you do and making me aware of some very reputable places to donate. I will be donating to Compassion International.
Thank you for doing this – every little bit will help! And it looks like there will be lots of “little bits” all over the internet the next several days.
My family donated the American Red Cross on Wednesday.
My husband and I are giving through our church’s mission organization and we had a special offering and time of prayer last night at church for Haiti.
I gave $5.00 to Compassion International.
donated $50 to Food for the Hungry through Klove.com ‘s website. God Bless you for your efforts in this!
Thank you so much for your work in helping to raise money for those who so desperately need it. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive. Our family donated money to Compassion International’s disaster relief fund for Haiti. We sponsor a child through Compassion who lives in Honduras. We are praying for all those affected by this earthquake and thanking God for people like you who are motivating others to give!
I used $20 of my Discover Card CashBack bonus money to give to the Red Cross, which Discover is matching up to $1 million for folks who do this!
Princess Leia says
I linked above but am afraid that my efforts won’t “count” yet, so I want to explain. Right now, “all” I’m doing is praying and pointing others to reputable organizations through which they can give. In the future though, our MOPS discussion group will be leading up an effort to help get a Compassion Child Survival Program Center back up and running, our small group is looking to collect funds to donate (and I’m hoping will do more than just that), and I’m working to mobilize people to donate supplies at a local church that World Vision will take to Haiti (collection doesn’t start until Sunday though, so I haven’t actually “done” anything personally yet).
Anyway, maybe “mobilizing others” counts. If not, then I’ll link again once I’ve actually “done” something. 🙂
Tonya Foster says
Hi – My husband and myself have been watching the devastation in Haiti. It has touched the both of us so much. I am a stay at home mom, so we are getting by on one income but we still felt the need to give. We decided to donate money to the American Red Cross. We also challenged friends to do the same. We are not movie stars that can donate millions but every little bit helps and just think if everyone donated only $10 what that could add up to. Some people have said well this isn’t our country to help – I say we are all a part of planet Earth! This is not about who we are or wher we live.
Thank you, Crystal, for your post. We will be donating our grocery money (saved from the Eating from the Pantry Challenge) to the Red Cross.
We are praying for Haiti.
I’ve made contributions to the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Here’s hoping many more people will make donations as well!
Wow! What a great idea. How considerate of you and your fellow bloggers. Thanks!
This is an incredible thing you are all doing. I posted yesterday about the TXT to the Red Cross, but I am also planning on donating to a friend who is collecting items. I have blankets and non-perishable food, and plan to pick up some towels and essentials to send, as well.
This is an awesome thing you guys are doing. I donated to the Mercy Ships at mercyships.org.
Jennifer H. says
We donated to Samaritan’s Purse — they deal specifically with disaster relief all over the world, and they provide food, shelter, hygiene and medical supplies and personnel for this type of crisis (www.samaritanspurse.org). We’re also praying for the people of Haiti. Thanks for your generosity!
Brooke Vickery says
My husband and I made a donation through Compassion.
This is a great thing you’re doing! I donated to Red Cross yesterday and am praying for everyone. Thanks!
Alina Smith says
Thank you guys for doing this!
Thanks for what you are doing!!!!
My husband and I donated this morning through World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse. Thank you Crystal for all you do!
I wish I had a blog for this! What a great idea. Thank you for doing this!
Pam T says
PS Thank you for doing this. It is such a blessing to see others magnify God by serving others.
Pam T says
We donated through our Church’s Humanitarian aid to Haiti. %100 of donations will be used and our church will absorb the operation expenses. They are bringing hygiene kits, food and temporary shelter for those in need.
Samantha Cedeno says
I don’t have a blog, but I contributed $10 through the Red Cross website. Every little bit helps. Thank you so much for all you are doing!
This was such a great idea and it’s been such an encouragement to me to go to each of these blogs and see what people are doing to help those in Haiti! Thanks for coming up with this idea and carrying it out! God bless you!
Thank you SO MUCH for doing this! I have helped the effort by posting comments on every blog I can find that is donating to the relief effort. Simply by typing on my keyboard for free, I believe I’ve sent about $20 extra to the relief effort! Amazing!
A friend of mine does a lot of volunteer work at an orphanage in Haiti. This week he’s collecting donations for the boys there, but in addition to those items he is urging people to donate money to his favorite organization: UNICEF.
I gave to the American Red Cross. God Bless you ALL for all that you are doing!
I don’t blog…but i wanted to thank you for your outreach. I’ve donated in a couple places already, but thought this is yet another way I can support. This catastrophic event became vividly real to me with the annoucement of the 1st US death due to the quake….Ben Larson. I spent 4 years in college with this amazing human being who’s love for God and humanity is unmatched by most, and who’s grace and love could be felt by anyone he encountered. He will be missed greatly .
Jenn B. says
I’ve donated my weekly grocery budget of $50 to the Red Cross. I believe as many others have said donating $$ will go the furthest in helping.
Toni :O) says
We texted to the number listed on Kelly’s Korner and gave $10 to the Red Cross. I believe my church will be doing a collection this weekend and we’ll donate more there as well and most likely a check will also go to Compassion Int’l. Thanks for doing this…all the little things everyone doing is going to be something HUGE! God bless!
My husband and I donated to Catholic Relief Services.
Katy Moss says
Praying for Haiti…
Thank you so much for doing this. I already donated through redcross.org, but will make sure to visit all the blogs to leave a comment as well.
We donated what we could today…Red Cross even takes Amazon payments!! super easy – Amanda
I gave $25 to Catholic Relief Services, and my son wants to donate his charity portion of allowance to Haiti.
We donated to the US fund for UNICEF and also to a local (Kentucky)-based charity called Ten Kids whose goal is to provide a safe home, education, etc. to Ten Kids http://www.tenkids.org/. I like the idea of giving to an organization meeting general needs of the people of Haiti and to one meeting the needs of specific children. We are so blessed–I can’t imagine the losses of the Haitian people.
Thanks Crystal to you and your husband for doing so much. You are a shining light.
We just decided to donate $20 to the American Red Cross. Without you starting this, I doubt I would have seriously considering donating. Thank you for everything you do.
Rebecca Knox says
First and foremost we are praying. Secondly, we are giving through a ministry that we have been involved with for many, many years that have long been associated with ministry in Haiti…The Gospel Tract Society in Independence, Missouri –
http://www.gospeltractsociety.org/. God bless you for what you are doing here. It is truly amazing.
This is absolutely wonderful Crystal. I think I’ll have to go dust off my blog so I can participate. Thanks.
My husband and I are donating to the Red Cross. In addition to our donation, my 3 children are all contributing money they have been saving and I am going today to purchase peanut butter, canned meat and infant formula…all things that our church is gathering to send to Haiti. I will be putting the couponing skills acquired here to make that contribution stretch as far as possible. Above all, I am praying for the safety of the people in Haiti and in the improvement of conditions there.
It is exciting to watch God’s people coming together to help others. I donated to Partners in Health, and organization that provides health care (and in this case crisis health care) to those in Haiti. You can link to their site through http://www.charitywater.org
Celia Emmons says
My family is praying for the nation of Haiti. We are looking at the budget to see what we can rearrange and donate to Numana! This is so awesome! Thank you for showing such compassion and using your leadership and influence to do something so kind.
I gave by texting Haiti to 90999 to give $10 through the Red Cross.
Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect says
I missed your call for bloggers yesterday, but I’m all over this anyway. My post went up early this morning – I’m donating 25 cents per comment.
I also changed my Twitter avatar and FB profile pic to reflect Compassion’s work in Haiti.
Hi Crystal. I just donated via PayPal to a Haiti relief effort being headed up by a Christian School in Port au Prince.. They are using the school as base from which to provide aid. Some of the folk involved are family of another missionary family we support in Paraguay and we chose to support them as the request came to us from someone we trust. You can see more at http://quisqueya.org/.
Sincerely and in Him,
(I left another comment earlier saying I hadn’t donated yet)
Thank you so much for doing this. It really is inspiring. I just donated $10 to red cross via text, sooo easy.
My church will be collecting a special offering for Haiti on Sunday, so we will contribute then. I believe that the money gathered will go to the congregations of AG churches in Haiti.
Donated to Doctors without Borders 🙂
We are donating packages of bottled water for the MATTHEW 5:25 MINISTRIES a local group in the Cincinnati area that was actually in Haiti when this horrible event occured. The ministry group will transport the water to Haiti. We have to remember that a human can survive a few days without food but they cannot survive without water, plus they can use the water to make the baby formula! So, if you are interested in donating packages of water and would like to donate water to them…you can drop it off to there facility or our church TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH – Hartwell, OH. My email is email@example.com!!
Thanks and GOD IS BLESSING HAITI AND EACH AND EVERYONE OF US!!!!!
Wow! Pray pray pray. First and for-most. It works.
We have decided to break into our emergency supply and live off that for a week. I have sent our weekly food budget to haiti (through give.lds.org), plus a little extra. I have also donated my saved up ‘mypoints’ to the red cross.
It is so hard to think of anything else, thanks for posting.
My family and I live in FL. We are missionaries with Missionary Flights Int’l. We fly DC-3 airplanes for support to over 700 missionary families in Haiti. My husband works on the planes but I usually do not have much “hands on” opportunity to help. Yesterday my 3 kids (8,7, and 4) went into the airplane hangar and helped sort donations that were being loaded on the plane. What a joy it was to see my kids get involved and find some compassion in their hearts at such a young age. We still wanted to give out of our own pocket but money is tight. I have only been “couponing” for 3 months but we were going to take some of that savings and give. Well, yesterday we got some unexpexted money in the mail…I just smiled at the sovereignty of God. We took the kids to WalMart last night and loaded up 2 shopping carts. We hope to be able to bring our donation to the hangar and watch what we bought for Haiti get loaded on an airplane and fly away. What a blessing to instill this kind of giving in the hearts of my kids at such a young age. We are praying daily, for the Nation of Haiti. If you want to look up our organization it is: missionaryflights.org
My husband and I gave $10 to the Red Cross via text and I changed my facebook status to explain to others how they can donate via text as well. May be a small thing, but every bit helps.
I donated $25 to the Red Cross on Wednesday. Thank you for your generosity.
I am so blessed by what you’re doing and the number of bloggers who joined you brought tears to my eyes! We have already donated to the Red Cross, but I followed your link and also donated to Compassion. God bless you for your active compassion for the hurting!
Thanks for doing such an awesome deed for the people of Haiti. I don’t have a blog, but I have donated $100 to Samaritan’s Purse. They have been on the ground in Haiti since Wedsneday setting up shelters, handing out water purification kits, medical kits, and food.
donna g says
We sent a check to Church World Service and plan to give more in the months ahead. This looks to be an ongoing project of prayers as well as financial support. Thanks for getting the ball rolling this way.
My daughter came home from school to tell me about a program to donate $9 thru your phone bill towards haiti. What a great idea and i was amazed that my teenager was moved enough to want to help. We are praying for the survivors as well as God’s provision for the volunteers helping them get thru this.
Praying in Indiana says
Crystal- Thank you for challenging and inspiring me (as always). I have been in prayer since I heard about the earthquake, particularly for our Compassion sponsored child in Haiti. As my husband and I are currently between churches, we donated our month’s tithe to Red Cross, plus $500 out of our 6-month emergency fund to World Vision (I guess this counts as an emergency!). And my company matches! I’m thanking God there are organizations who are prepared and organized enough to be His hands in the midst of this crisis. Again, thank you for what you’re doing and challenging us to do!
Thank you for your integrity and generosity Crystal! Be blessed!
UPS is shipping anything under 50lbs for free to Haiti. You can send food clothes or shoes…and American Airlines is taking doctors and nurses to Haiti for free. Please call 212-697-9767. Spread the word…Red Cross needs Creole speaking volunteers for a 24hr phone bank. Call Mr. Wil…frid @ 305-776-6900 ASAP…Please Repost this Info
Shawn M. says
First and formost, the people of Haiti have my prayers. I have also made a small donation to both Compassion and Numana. It really is quite amazing what you’ve pulled together. You & your husband truely are a blessing to those in Haiti.
Connie Corey says
What an awesome idea!
I do not have a blog, thus I am posting a comment. I am working though my church to help, as well as praying.
God bless you and all those who join in!
I have a little girl I sponsor in Jacmel and I got word last night that she is ok!! Praise the Lord! Thank you for giving to the Haitian people- they need it so badly!!
i posted this on my FB as I don’t have a public blog and my husband and i are also donating to the red cross.
My husband and I donated $50 to the Red Cross!
A tragedy like this sobering reminder to me that even on my “worst” days I have so much more than so many people – a roof over my head, running water, plenty of food, electricity – its really, really humbling!
Thank you for doing this. We gave to Compassion International and we are praying.
We sent a $25 donation to the American Red Cross yesterday. Thank you for matching all of these donations online…what a great idea!
I gave $10 via text to the Red Cross this morning before I came to work. I let my co-workers know how easy it was to donate.
Our family made a significant donation through Samaritan’s Purse yesterday. I used to work for World Vision Australia in Corporate Fundraising and was there when the Indonesian Tsunami hit – I can say that by donating through a reputable NGO, the money WILL get there, responsibly, and WILL help people positively and for the long-term.
I gave $30 to a local church who is collecting money to send to an orphanage 3 miles from the epicenter of the quake. They regularly visit this orphanage and do missions work there. I’m also collecting peanut butter to give to a church who is planning on taking it down to Haiti as soon as they can get it there. My husband is also praying about going to Haiti with the first church to pray with victims and help in whatever way possible at the orphanage. There will soon be many more in their care.
I am praying for them daily. I pray for those that have lost their homes, loved ones and way of life. This is an awesome thing that everyone is doing stepping up to help those is need…To God be the Glory!
Lisette Ramos says
My mommy group will be contributing to the cost. I love the ways to help will pass it on. Praying for the beautiful people of Haiti.
Paul Williams says
My wife and I are heading down to Haiti on Sunday. We already had a mission trip planned with a group from another church. We’re not going to Port-au-Prince, but we will be building a duplex house for two people in Haiti. I added my link above. Thanks for your support of the people in Haiti. Blessings!
Jennifer C. says
I did the $10 by text, and sent an email to all my coworkers letting them know how to do it. What a great idea!
Great idea! I also support Compassion and will be going to their website to contribute.
Rachel Morales says
I am in tears reading this!! In the midst of my sadness for Haiti, I am filled with joy reading this post and seeing it’s domino effect. Our God is real and His Spirit is alive and powerful, working in our hearts and pouring out His love and mercy through us! What a privilege to live for Him in everything and with everything that we have. I’ve been feeling the last few days that the tight budget we have right now just got a huge dose of perspective. We ALL have so much and I feel guilty and helpless sitting here with my clean and well fed baby with a roof over our heads, food in the fridge and beds to sleep in. I can’t stop thinking about the babies and children in Haiti and their suffering. I could go on, but this is too long. Sorry. I put stuff on Craigslist last night for extra money to give to Haiti. But we want to do more and we will. The needs are extensive and will be ongoing too.
Crystal, I burst into goose flesh and tears flooded my eyes as I read your post and your pledge to help and saw the response from others too. Thank you, thank you, thank you! May God bless you richly!
PS: I haven’t yet had a chance to talk to my husband about a donation, but will do as soon as I can. As you said, everyone can do something and I am a huge believer in ‘giving/doing even a bit coz every bit counts’.
Julie Shaver says
I have a blog, but I never use it; I thought it would be more effective to leave a comment.
Thank you so much for doing this! You are such an inspiration to us all!!
Thanks for your tremendous generosity! I have donated to Project Medishare, a group from the University of Miami which has been working with local medical personnel in Haiti for years. My health club is also matching donations to Partners in Health, which you may have seen profiled on 60 Minutes. I’m donating to them as well!
We donated money to Crisis Response International (CRI). They sent a small team yesterday to help with search and rescue. Learn more at http://www.criout.com
This is an awesome idea you’ve got here…I am going to comment on each blog! Thanks!
We planned our meals from what we had in the freezer for the month so our grocery bills have been a lot less. We were going to save the extra money but after seeing the destruction we didn’t think it would be right to keep the money when others really need it. Our grocery budget is $100 a week (I know it’s a lot higher than yours) so we donated one weeks grocery budget to a humanitarian aid we trust.
I’ve donated to the Red Cross. Thank you to you & your husband for your generosity to those people in need.
I texted to give money and posted it on my facebook and IM for others to do the same. I have so much respect for you, for doing this. Thank you,
I gave $10 via text yesterday which was so easy and doesn’t take any time at all…..I want to give more. Thank you for the ideas!
Olathe mom says
Way to go, Crystal! This is a generous thing to do.
My children are packing supply kits in their Wednesday Kids Program…sending 50 kits to Haiti. Families are generously donating toiletries and other basic supplies to these kits. We are among those families! 🙂 Their project is being handled through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.
We can’t give a lot, but are giving to Catholic Relief Services. Also, I am fasting from breakfast and lunch today and offering it up as prayers.
I gave my $10 to the Red Cross via text!
Good for you! A great example of generosity.
Thanks for giving! This is a great idea!
I gave to the Red Cross via text. Thank you for doing this!
Thank you so much for what you are doing. I think it is truly amazing. My husband and I donated through World Vision. Thanks!
Jenn Mc says
I plan to donate to Samaritan’s Purse.
I donated through Compassion International and the Red Cross. And I have a lot more comments to leave on your blog links to maximize the contributions. Thanks for doing this!
Shalome Westberg says
What a generous offer. My husband and I donated $100 to the Red Cross.
Jessica Sheets says
Crystal, my husband started a .com specifically for Haiti. He went on a missions team back in 2007 so his perspective is shared on the blog. He started it Wednesday afternoon after being frustrated that he didn’t know what he could do. What started out as a blog sharing about Haiti and it’s people, sharing photos of the destruction and encouraging people to help, has turned into and awesome fundraising campaign. It started Wednesday night when he challenged his teens (he’s a youth pastor) to raise money for Haiti. Without warning before coming, he passed a woven basket around that he had gotten in Haiti and asked that they give what they were willing to for Haiti. A youth group of 12 in attendance that night gave $46 and change. He encouraged the teens to continue to raise money for the next month however they were willing to do it.
My husband went home and put the challenge out on http://thisishaiti.com. The first challenge: raise $1,000 for Haiti. By donating on this site, all proceeds would go to World Hope International who directly could help the Haitians. We donated the first $20 that night and then sat back and were blown away at the donations coming in. By 2 PM the NEXT day, the $1,000 goal was met and exceeded! There is now a second goal up at http://thisishaiti.com to raise another $1,000 for Haiti. We donated in honor of our kids for the first $20 of this goal. This is a way to give a little and not feel overwhelmed that it’s a drop in the bucket! God takes a little and makes it go so much further than we could in our own power. There is a new challenge out that the first $20 of the third goal of $1,000 will be donated as soon as we meet this second goal. Can we spread the word to help?
If you’d like more info on this fundraising effort or specifics on how to donate and info on World Hope International, please go to http://thisishaiti.com or contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or my husband email@example.com!
The most powerful thing that our family is doing is praying throughout the day for Haiti.
We also donated money through World Relief.
Thanks for organizing this!
Milk Donor Mama says
I am praying. My coworker is a Haitian American- her parents immigrated to the US (she was born here). They have been unable to reach family. NO one else here at work has asked her how she is doing except me- how sad is that? So I am also trying to provide compassionate support ot my friend.
Don’t forget to check at work for matching programs – my company matches up to $500!
What a wonderful idea! I believe many will be blessed through everyone’s generous efforts. I have been praying and lifting the needs of the Haitians to Christ our Lord who is in control.
I am going to mail my donation to the American Red Cross today.If you go to their site there is a mailing address.We will be donating 50 dollars for Haiti.Thankyou for doing this.I know the Lord will bless this project.
I don’t actively blog right now, but Haiti has been so heavy. We bought our house from an older couple who had supported a Haitian missionary, and got to meet him in the process. His mission, http://www.livingwaterchristianmission.org, is the one that we’ve chosen for our first donation. I sent the $20 that I earned from a recent job assignment, and am hoping to find other ways to donate as well.
Suzanne Saltisiak says
A friend of mine has family in Haiti and they have not been in touch with 2 of them since the quake. He and family are going down and we are organizing donations to send with him.
This is amazing to me. I have only been part of this online couponing “community” for a short time and I would never have expected to see so many people who don’t know each other come together like this! I hear you can donate through Publix so that is my plan since I am going today. Thanks for all you do.
One of my childhood friends is now a missionary in City Soleil in Haiti. She and her husband run an orphanage of about twenty children while also remaining actively committed to their church plant and missionary training program. Luckily, no one was killed by the quake, though one girl currently has a dislocated hip. Still, after getting started in August 2009, they’ve lost everything. All of them are currently sleeping outside, as their home is no longer safe to live in.
Money really does go a long way in places like Haiti. $15 a month pays for all of a child’s educational expenses; $30 a month covers all of a child’s food, housing, and day-to-day care. Even if you aren’t able to contribute so much (trust me, I understand how financially difficult times are right now!) just a few dollars would be amazing, as many of their children were in need of ongoing medical treatment and therapy even before the quake.
The link for this program is http://reachhaiti.com/ but even if you don’t give to these individuals, please, at least give to someone. God knows Haiti needs all the help we can send it right now!
Robin ~ PENSIEVE says
As an ardent supporter of Compassion International anyway, I was comfortable giving through them; after thinking about it, I decided to make a gift outright as opposed to a per comment donation. I wanted to give more than a few dollars, lol :).
Thanks for what you’re doing.
We are so excited to be able to join in. We are giving $1 for every link up to $100!
This is such a wonderful and inspiring thing that you are doing! My fiance and I gave money to the Red Cross. Shortly after that, my fiance discovered that SalesForce (he’s a computer programmer and is currently working with this program/company) would have matched our Red Cross donation. He is going to talk to his boss today about pulling together a donation from the office that will hopefully be matched by SalesForce! Thanks again for your post!
I have a feeling that this is going to be something great.:)
I gave $10 to the Red Cross via text!
I don’t have a blog but wanted to help in some way. What a great idea! Together we can all make a difference.