January 14, 2010 at 11:30 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I usually post information about deals and freebies and other ways to get more for less. Today, I’d like to take a moment and write about a way to GIVE. By now, I’m sure everyone has heard about the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti. As I sit watching the news, I’m struck by how very blessed I am. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. The people of Haiti deal with severe economic and political turmoil, and now to suffer through this….  it is unimaginable.

In the coming days and months, there will be countless ways to make donations to assist in relief efforts. One organization that I plan on donating to is Yéle Haiti. Musician, humanitarian, and Haitian native Wyclef Jean founded Yéle Haiti, a grassroots movement to build global awareness for Haiti, in 2005.

Yéle Haiti has made it very easy to make a quick $5 donation. All you have to do is text YELE to 501501. Once your text is sent, you will receive a reply with the following information “To confirm your $5 donation to Yéle Haiti, reply with the word YES”. After you reply, you will receive a confirmation text that states “Thanks! $5 charged to your phone bill.” You can text up to six times for donations. Standard text message and data rates may apply. I think this is a great way to make a donation – how many of us have gone over our minutes or text message limits before? If we can pay extra for talking and sending texts, why not $5 for a good cause?! Plus the donation is charged directly to your phone bill so you don’t have to enter your credit / debit card number anywhere.

For more information about Yéle Haiti and and making donations through their organization, you can go here.

About Yéle Haiti:

Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment. Yéle’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief. Grammy-Award winning musician, humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti Wyclef Jean founded Yéle Haiti in 2005.


1 Comment

  1. DONATIONS for HAITI « The Lucky Bandit said,

    […] Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 ($10 donation) Yéle Haiti: Text YELE to 501501 ($5 donation) <See our post about Yéle Haiti here> United Way: Text HAITI to 864833 ($5 donation) Intl Medical Corps: Text HAITI to 85944 ($10 […]

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