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January 12, 2010



a seventh way: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/haiti


http://www.fonkoze.org, Haiti's largest microfinance organization, is also donating money to help with the earthquake relief effort.

Monsicha Hoonsuwan

You are very quick to find all these information. Thank you so much. Anything to do for people outside the U.S.?

Patrick Jimenz

THe eighth way to help Haiti, I am having a fundrasier in NYC, where I want the Haitian community to come out and provide food, water, the necessity or anything they believe that would help Haiti. I believe in what Wycelf states we as Haitian People must help ourself before we can ask others for help.

Patrick Jimenz

Its Patrick Jimenez again, please if you would like in the efforts in Haiti please email me at patrick9313@yahoo.com. I am looking to have a fundraiser in Haiti and I need your help

Beth Kennedy

A college friend started HELP and sent this missive:
"Dear Friends - Many of you have been asking about how HELP is faring. Thus far we have been unable to reach anyone from HELP in Haiti. We will keep you posted. If anyone on this list has word from HELP staff, students or alumni please send a...text to 401-439-3076.

Many have also asked where they can send donations. HELP staff and students are undoubtedly suffering from this event and we can certainly put your donation to good use to provide immediate relief to them and their families. I am traveling to Haiti on Friday.

For more general relief efforts my friend Matt Marek heads the American Red Cross in Haiti who can be counted on to do all they can.

Please continue to keep HELP and Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.


Emily Ngo

Patrick, I tried your e-mail address but it was bounced back. Would love more info.


And another: http://www.shelterbox.org . Teams are already on their way to Haiti with tents and survival kits.


And yet another: Direct Relief International already has supplies on the way: http://www.directrelief.org/EmergencyResponse/2010/EarthquakeHaiti.aspx

Elizabeth Bailey

You can also donate through World Vision (www.worldvision.org). They already have staff members there working on getting food, clean water, blankets, tents, etc. distributed to the people.

Ed Hawco

Please add a note to your first item ("Text "HAITI" to "90999" to donate $10 to the Red Cross ") that it ONLY WORKS IN THE U.S. Canadians are reporting (via Twitter) that the Canadian Red Cross has confirmed this does NOT WORK IN CANADA. Thanks!

mk flotten

mercy corps is one of the most incredible organizations and they have teams already responding to the crisis. Over the last five years, they've allocated more than 89% of their resources directly to programs. America's premier charity evaluator gives Mercy Corps four stars in organizational efficiency.


World Vision and Convoy of Hope are two great organizations that will meet the needs of the Haitian people.

Ed Hawco

Canadians can donate to Red Cross via PayPaq (no, that's not a PayPal scam knockoff). Red Cross Canada's donation page is here:


Christina Page

Doctors Without Borders is a fantastic non-profit organization which provides emergency medical care in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

You can go to their website to learn about how they are responding to the catastrophe in Haiti and to make a donation.



Great list, I recommend Partners in Health-- they have solid credentials


I work for a nonprofit that is hosting an auction on April 9, all proceeds will go to disaster relief for Haiti!




Oh, Chris...I had NO idea when I linked to this list you had over a million Twitter followers...WHO ARE YOU, ANYWAY? :)

I had the same idea in mind for a post when I stumbled across yours...amazing how this digital world can prompt us to quick action for the benefit of others.

Guess I'll need to click around to find out more about who I linked to....

A million followers...guess you're related to Ashton ;) :).


Does anyone know of an organization that takes paypal? I don't like throwing out my credit card # on the internet any more than I have to, and I don't have text enabled on my cell phone.


Does anyone know how much the cell carriers keep of the donation?


Catholic Relief Services www.crs.org has been in Haiti for over 50 years. It is responding to the emergency and will still be there doing the hard work of rebuilding for years to come.


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a great place to sent aid. 100% of your donation goes to the work on the ground and they are usually some of the first to arrive after a disaster and are some of the longest to stay in recovery work (usually for years).


Unicef has a secure page set up.


Yet another place to donate, especially if you're interested in a smaller org with a strong, long-term connection to the people of Port-au-Prince.
Partners in Development, Inc. is a community-based development org that has worked in Port-au-Prince since 1990. We run the following programs in Haiti: medical clinic/services, microcredit loans for small businesses, child sponsorships, adult literacy programs, home building, and clean water and sanitation. Our staff is on the ground and we are going to need a lot of help in order to assist in the aftermath of this disaster. We are seeking donations towards our emergency relief fund for victims of the earthquake.
For more info, or to donate, follow this link:

I can vouch for this org - not a scam. Thank you for caring about this!!

Alicia Garza

Thank you so much for providing this list.


Thanks for sharing. Natalie



soNOTcool :: Jodi Anderson

This list is invaluable. I'm passing it along to friends and family.

Dawn Swanson

Can you take yet another one?

An extremely worthy cause in Haiti to which I have been contributing for the last two years is Meds and Food for Kids.

These folks are doing AMAZING work in saving the lives of malnourished kids in Haiti AND teaching Haitian peanut farmers to be better farmers.
Watch this UN video:

This isn't specifically an earthquake recovery charity, but they will surely have experienced severe damage to their operation, and their needs will be greater than ever now.

To see the amazing and unbelievable results of their product, "Medica Mamba" (which means peanut butter medicine), go to this blog -- folks who work at a feeding center using the Meds & Food for Kids product:


MTW is also providing relief: http://bit.ly/5hE8ox

Will Herndon

The Mercy and Sharing Foundation http://www.haitichildren.com/donation

“We are working on organizing large donations of food, water and other supplies, and we are working to re-establish logistics available on the ground in Haiti,” Joe Krabacher wrote on the foundation's Facebook page. “Above all, pray for the people of Haiti, the children in particular, and those who cannot take care of themselves and need your help.”


Great work and quick to react. Congrats to all involved, it all makes a difference.


Here is a link to a list of a number of places that are assisting.



I adopt a child.

Erin Murphy

The Haitian Timoun Foundation is a grassroots organization that is also on the ground in Haiti and is in partnership with Fonkoze and HELP, among many others. Many of our "family" there are still unaccounted for, and the St. Joseph Home for Boys was completely destroyed.

You can go to www.htflive.org for updates and information about our partners in Haiti and to make emergency donations.



another great program working for the immediate needs there


Bogolight distributes flashlights in Haiti. Website is www.lighthaiti.org.



Great list. Thanks

Christian Fuchs

In response to yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Jesuit Refugee Service is mounting an emergency relief effort to provide lifesaving aid, including food and other urgently needed items, to the Haitian people. Aid will be provided in partnership with the JRS - Latin America & Caribbean regional office, and distributed through JRS programs in the Dominican Republic, Jesuit parishes and other Jesuit programs in Haiti.

For many years Jesuit Refugee Service has had a grassroots presence in Haiti and has provided humanitarian assistance to displaced Haitians in both the Dominican Republic and along the Haitian border. In addition, JRS has responded to the needs of Haitians following successive natural disasters, a food crisis, and repeated hurricanes.

Guided by the example of the Good Samaritan of the Gospel, we raise our prayers in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

Speaking at the Vatican today, Pope Benedict XVI said “I appeal to the generosity of all people so that these brothers and sisters of ours who are experiencing a moment of need and suffering may not lack our concrete solidarity and the effective support of the international community. The Catholic Church will not fail to move immediately, through her charitable institutions, to meet the most immediate needs of the population.”

To support JRS/USA’s humanitarian response to the emergency needs of the Haitian people, please use this link to be directed to our secure website: http://www.jrsusa.org/support_donate_credit.php

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (http://www.jrsusa.org is an international Catholic non-governmental organization whose mission is to serve, accompany, and defend the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, witnessing to God’s presence in vulnerable and often forgotten people driven from their homes by conflict, natural disaster, economic injustice, or violation of their human rights.

As one of the ten geographic regions of the Jesuit Refugee Service, JRS/USA serves as the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries, mobilizing their response to refugee situations in the U.S. and abroad. Through our advocacy and fund raising efforts, JRS/USA also provides support for the work of JRS throughout the world.

JRS/USA gives help, hope, ear and voice to vulnerable people on the move by being present to and bearing witness to their plight; by relieving their human suffering and restoring hope; by addressing the root causes of their displacement and improving international responses to refugee situations.

Kevin Bullock

I should mention Episcopal Relief & Development: http://www.er-d.org/ in addition to the fabulous organizations already mentioned. ERD has a long-standing presence in Haiti and helps all in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


Chris - re: the txt'ing to haiti - remember that only 50% of the funds will go towards haiti, the rest goes to the cell phone provider.


learn about Haiti at www.oursoil.org


100% of your donation will go to relief work in haiti. thanks.



Feed My Starving Children already has sent 25 million meals to Haiti in 2009. They are organizing a relief effort here: http://www.fmsc.org/Page.aspx?pid=415


The William Jefferson Clinton Foundation is gathering donations. See http://www.clintonfoundation.org/. Thanks for doing this. So many people need our help.

Jon Autry

In light of the recent tragedy in Haiti, I’ve decided to donate 100% of all sales of my music for the rest of the week (through the weekend) to Doctors Without Borders to aid their efforts in Haiti.

Doctors Without Borders are a completely neutral organization of volunteer doctors and nurses, with only one goal: fulfilling their oath to help those in need of medical care. (Refreshing, isn’t it?)

I’ve already seen people flinging around ideas on Twitter and FB about who you should and shouldn’t give your money to, so here’s a link to Charity Navigator’s 4-star (the maximum) rating of Doctors Without Borders to ease your mind: http://bit.ly/QAZi1

All of the downloads I offer through my bandcamp site are set to “name your price, no minimum.” So pay whatever you like or whatever you can.

The only money that will not go straight to Doctors Without Borders will be the PayPal processing fees.


You’re beautiful. Thank you.


Here's a list of top rated charities so you give the most help for your money:


Yet another way to help: http://www.wecanbuildanorphanageblog.com/we-need-your-help/

We Can Build an Orphanage is my family friend's foundation, so I can vouch for its legitimacy.


If you're a Rogers Wireless or Fido customer in Canada, you can donate via text message
by donating to Partners In Health: Haiti and other Haitian relief organizations by sending the text message "HELP" to shortcode 1291 starting Wednesday. By using the code, customers can donate $5.00 to the Haitian relief efforts. Rogers is working with The ONEXONE Foundation to facilitate 100 per cent of donations in funds and goods to Partners In Health: Haiti and other Haitian relief organizations. I did this myself and it's a really easy way to help, and this form of text donation is supported by a Canadian cell carrier.

The entire statement can be found at http://www.680news.com/news/local/article/16809--rogers-supports-relief-efforts-in-earthquake-devastated-haiti


You can also donate through Habitat for Humanity, another great charity.


just fyi - if you are looking for mountains beyond mountains it was written by tracy kidder.

thanks for the list! i gave to PIH.


I made a donation for charity:water in the name of Uzi Saghi. He was killed in the tsunami of 2005 and well, it seemed fitting.

Those poor people.

mother earth aka karen hanrahan

please add this org to your lists as well, my friend began this foundation in 2000.


Rebecca Lake

Plan International has been working with children for more than 35 years in some of the poor communities south of Port-au-Prince that are the most devastated. In addition to their 143 staff in country, a team of international experts in emergency response are on their way. You can donate at www.planusa.org.

Zot Lynn Szurgot

http://vodouaid.org/ has been there, did great hurricane help, will stay there, knows how to work, exquisitely culturally sensitive. Voudou Aid does not waste money on a big ad budget or salaries, and are NOT outsiders. Helping through Voudou Aid strengthens local culture and local control, two important defenses against Disaster Capitalism. http://vodouaid.org/


Former president Clinton mentioned on this afternoon's NPR interview that $10 donations can also be made by texting 'haiti' to 20222 ... the donations are made to Clinton Foundation for Haiti

Katrina Kennedy

Thank you.


Thanks for posting this. I donated via MercyCorps, which does take paypal, amazon, google and the usual.


another amazing organization that is already doing awesome things in Haiti (hosiptal, school, orphanage, etc). Their hospital is one of the ones NOT damaged in the earthquake, so they are seeing a huge increase in patients... and are running out of supplies.


debbie l

I had read Mountains to Mountains so I sent my money to PIH. Thank you for this list thouh its also informative about other charities that sounds amazing.


Thank you. Link posted on my twitter.


Is there a way that my school can collect like water bottles or something tangible that the families would be able to afford? If so, where would I send it? We are very interested in gathering some supplies that they need but don't know what they are accepting or where to send it.



Thanks for helping others help the people of Haiti with your post about these great organizations!

Denise Burks

Thanks to Dooce for introducing us!

I am a suburban working mom and it was late Wednesday afternoon before I first learned about the tragedy in Haiti. Like many, the internet was the first place I turned. I found pictures of injured children, which haunted me all night.

Thank you for helping make this issue a priority in the blogging community.

I took a few minutes to read your bio today. My husband, an investment banker, has similar attitudes. He left a big bank, while trading derivatives, to hang his own shingle. At Ansley Capital, a boutique investment bank, he works with small health care technology companies. He loves working with real companies that provide real solutions, instead of trading pieces of paper. (His words, not mine.) And as silly as this may sound to my hard charging high suburban neighbors, he really likes working with "kind" people.

Kudos for your work for Haiti. And kudos for your work for the Obama campaign. I appreciate it personally.

I look forward to reading more of your work. You have a lovely "kind" voice.

Warmest Regards,

Denise Burks

Theresa Daniels

Worldvision is also another website where people can go to donate to victims of the Haiti tragedy.Here is the link:http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?.Hope it works.


Thanks, Chris.

Billy Ransom





An alternative organisation is www.shelterbox.org - you can track donations online.


An excellent site for evaluating aid organizations so you can send your $ to legitimate organizations:


Thanks for the list.
You forgot about:


I'm essence, restavek's are haitian children that are put into slavery. I imagine more kids are being taken as they have no place to stay.

Erica Chapman

Beyond the urgent, consider putting your compassionate giving towards the future of Haiti. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/01/how_companies_can_help_in_hait.html

Daniel Werner

International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team is in Haiti, focusing on providing lifesaving medical care and relief to survivors of this devastating earthquake. The response draws on 25 years of experience in emergency settings, including last September’s earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, and the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Please visit their website at www.imcworldwide.org or text ‘HAITI’ to 85944 to make a $10 donation.


Carol, 100% of the text donations go to charity; the cell phone companies aren't taking a cut. Many of them are even waiving the regular texting fee.

Tony Berkman

Use your blog. Action badges and ways you can raise money to help have been put up on bloggersunite.org


For those of you in AUSTRALIA Th 7pm Project website has great links to charities to help in Haiti www.7pmproject.com.au

Judy Bartek

To whom it may concern,

International Medical Corps is a nonprofit relief organization that has been on the ground in Haiti since 23 hours after the earthquake struck.
We are also an A+ charity denoted by the American Institute of Philanthropy. 92 cents of every dollar go to the field needs.

We would appreciate being listed on your ledes blog as a worthy organization to send donations.

Please check out our Haiti Alert page: imcworldwide.org/haiti
We also have a text-to-give campaign: text “haiti” to 85944 and donate $10 through your phone bill.

International Medical Corps response to Haiti draws on 25 years of experience in emergency settings, including last September’s earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, and the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

Judy Bartek
Communications Associate
International Medical Corps
(work) 310.826.7800
(cell) 724.388.9610

Stephanie Pearce

You are such wonderful people (Angels)that God has sent to us


We just started to donate 1$ from each purchase to Haiti victims.
Thanks to all good people.


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thanks for sharing, chris. I appreciate the well thought out list. I like your point#6 a lot- knowing more about the people in need is a way of understanding them better, is more enriching for oneself, and can help us out of our ignorance of the rest of the world.


thanks for these suggestions! ShelterBox is also a great one

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The best thing that we can do is to keep Americans aware of this problem so that we can continue to support them. I am afraid that once this tragic becomes old news that it will be forgotten and support will diminish.

Of course financial support would be the best. So please donate through your favorite organization. Remember these are human beings. Just think if you were in their shoes.


The best thing we can do for Haiti is to not forget and to keep it in the media


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Steve Heffernan

A little late on this, but a really cool one is http://www.browsarity.com/

No donation required. It's a Firefox plugin that turns any product link in Google or anywhere else into an affiliate link, and any revenue you generate goes to your selected charity, including Haiti.

Great idea from one of the other Y-Combinator founders.

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