Seems like everywhere you turn, there are options for giving to Haiti. Before you choose a charity, I recommend checking out their rating on Charity Navigator. In addition to rating charities, Charity Navigator provides tips for giving.
There are countless ways to give – and it doesn’t have to be a lot:
- Text. Text “90999” and $10 will be added to your cell phone bill; money that will then be donated to the Red Cross.
- Donate. Some reward credit cards are allowing you to donate a portion of your accumulated rewards. Check with your credit card company for details.
- Shop. That’s right, you can shop and give at the same time. If you haven’t a clue where to begin, The Bright Side Project can help. This week they will be featuring one business, per day, that will donate a portion of sales to the relief efforts in Haiti.
Many charities decided to give a portion of their sales to charity – even before the catastrophe in Haiti. Bee Wise Bags is one example. Ten percent of all sales are donated to Heaven’s Gate, a home in India for children with AIDS. What a wonderful way to do business – with a business that gives back. Wouldn’t you agree?