Friday, January 15, 2010

Donations to Haiti

As a member of this earthly population (who is obsessed with shopping and therefore often accused of being superficial), it would be remiss of me not to at least mention the various ways to donate to ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

Personally, I am donating via UNICEF because I'm anal about making the most of my money (UNICEF USA passes on 100%). Many other great organizations, though, need a portion of the money to sustain their own administration and overhead. Before you hand out your hard-earned cash, I encourage you to do some research and ensure that at least 80% of your money goes to the real cause.

American Red Cross - 91%; text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10
Oxfam - 80%
Yele Haiti - unknown; text "YELE" to 501501 to donate $5
Salvation Army Canada - unknown (but they assure us that they "keep... administrative costs low ...[to]... give its donors full charitable value for every dollar ...receive[d]); Telus customers can text "HAITI" to 45678 to donate $5

Clinton Foundation - 95.9%; text "HAITI" to 20222 to donate $10

Other charities can be found on

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