Monday, January 18, 2010

Help for Haiti

I'm sure you don't need me to tell you what is going on in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti last week but I for one am amazed and gratified by all the relief efforts going on since then and the multitude of ways we can help just a little bit. Whether it's donating your spare change at McDonald's or handing in gently used shoes at Softmoc or taking part in a telethon, if you can spare some cash for this worthy cause, please call or go online to do so. The Canadian government is matching the funds donated up to $50 million, so right now, your donation does twice as much. If you do donate online, please be patient - last week they were pretty overwhelmed with the volume of transactions and were busy increasing the capacity of their computer servers to handle the load, so if it doesn't go through the first time, give it a few hours and try again (I found late afternoon worked better than mid-morning).

All the major charities are getting involved, so pick your favourite and get in touch - you can find the full list of registered organizations here:

Or link to one of the two below if you prefer:

If you're not able to send cash, I'm sure the people of Haiti would also appreciate our prayers and best wishes for their safety and wellbeing.

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