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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haiti Helpers

Since the earthquate in Haiti, my inbox has gotten a few press releases from companies I've worked with in the past who are lending a helping hand in one way or another, I've made a post about Kolcraft's Facebook Silent Auction...so I figured I would make a post and write a little about every company, so it's all together.

My Parent Rewards (Upcoming review/giveaway for them) sent me a email of an organization who is helping Haiti, they just wanted to spread the word, so I'm helping too. The organization is called Partners In Health. Partners In Health has been involved with Haiti for over 20 years already. Luckily Partners In Health's clinics around the area wasn't damaged in the earthquake, they are setting up field hospitals to help the injured. To learn more about Partners In Health, or make a donation, check out their website www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti

I had no idea how bad the earthquake damaged Haiti, since I rarely turn on the news...here is a little exerpt from the email I was sent from My Parent Rewards:

"It is hard to fathom that at least 10% of a country’s homes were destroyed, creating 300,000 homeless over night and destroying or badly damaging up to 50% of buildings in some areas. The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs has sent over 25 search and rescue teams to the capital region area of Port-au-Prince, with over a dozen more teams on the way." - email from Veronica - My Parent Rewards

I don't have money to donate, so I'm hoping by writing this post, I can get the information to someone who does have the means to help out.

Baby Star is another company who is reaching out to help Haiti! Baby Star is going to donate 10% of January sales to Mercy Corps. Baby Star sells everything from bibs, hooded towels, clothes, blankets and a ton of other stuff for babies! Check them out and help Haiti as you are buying something you need/want!

See Kai Run has put together an emergency shoe donation of almost 3,000 shoes to help the children in Haiti.

"The donated shoes will be distributed through Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing footwear to disadvantaged people around the world. According to Soles4Souls, a sturdy pair of shoes is absolutely necessary in times like these when the amount of broken glass, twisted metal and raw sewage is staggering.
What Can You Do to Help?
Soles4Souls accepts ongoing shoe donations from individuals and retailers. You can donate new or gently worn shoes that are just taking up space in your closet -- every little bit counts. Just bind each pair with rubber bands and drop them off at a participating location. Or, send them to a Soles4Souls warehouse facility.
Please visit Soles4Souls to find out other ways you can donate."

Don't forget, you can also donate to the Red Cross! Also the Kolcraft Silent Auction on Facebook is going to be running through the weekend, check them out http://www.facebook.com/Kolcraft ALL the proceeds will go to help Haiti!


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

It's awesome to see companies pulling together to help out SO many people in dire need right now.

Thanks for sharing this.

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