Saturday, January 16, 2010

Blogger Aid - the Haiti Edition

Like most of you, I've spent the last couple of days completely overwhelmed and saddened by the utter devastation in Haiti. It truly breaks my heart to see the sheer scale of human suffering.

In the spirit of giving some absolutley wonderful bloggers have kicked off various fundraising campaigns. These run the gamut from money for comment campaigns to blogger bake sales. I'm a blogger and I love to bake so that's how I will be participating!

The Blogger Bake Sale for Haiti, hosted by the wonderful The Chic Life, will take place on January 27th, 2010. Because it's online you don't have to be local to buy the goodies. Please head on over to The Chic Life to find out more deets. Please note I'll be baking some uber-delicious whole wheat banana carob cookies. Yummers! I swear!

I hope you'll consider baking or buying! If you're looking for other ways to donate please make sure you give to reputable agencies. Organizations such as UNICEF, MSF, World Vision, Samaritan's Purse, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and Yele Haiti are all fantastic options!

Don't have time to write a check or fill out a donation form? No worries!!! In Canada you can text HAITI to 45678 to donate $5 to the Salvation Army. In the United States you can text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti foundation. Fundraising goes high-tech! I love it!

Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers (or heaven-ward happy thoughts - as the case may be). They need them so!