Will you help me help Haiti and do some helping yourself?

Yesterday I took my Danish daughter to the airport so she could go on a quick vacation. After leaving her gate, my younger daughter and I saw some adorable doggies accompanied by some women. We walked over and asked if we could meet and pet the dogs.


My daughter didn’t realize that she was meeting four-legged heroes with their human hero owners.

The dogs were on their way to Haiti to search and rescue whomever they can find.


And I got to go back to my perfectly sturdy home, make dinner in my fully equipped kitchen, using as much water I as I wanted and then tucked all of my children (except the one on vacation) into their cozy beds.


That’s not how it is going to be in Haiti tonight. Or any night for a very, very, very long time. Haiti was already engulfed by poverty. And now the earthquake has stolen more lives and more homes and more needed food, shelter and supplies.

The people of Haiti need my help and yours, but this cannot be a surprise to you.

Crystal at Money Saving Mom has invited bloggers to unite and contribute to whichever organization they choose to help those in Haiti. She has asked us to share how we plan to contribute and then invited readers to link to our posts saying how they will help.

She and her husband intend to contribute $10 per blog linked via the Linky on her site toward Compassion’s relief efforts. (You can read her post and link up there, too, beginning at 7 a.m. CST Friday.)

My husband and I will contribute a base of $500 toward the American Red Cross’s relief efforts. And for each blogger who posts on her own site and links back to this post on MomsToolbox.com via the MckLinky below, we will also contribute $10 towards Compassion International’s relief efforts, up to a $1,000 total contribution between the two.

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Not a blogger and still want to drive up our donation? Leave a comment after this post with what you will do and then tweet about it, linking back to this post and I’ll count your comment as if it were a link. Mention @Momstoolbox in the tweet so I know you did it. Here’s a shortened link to this post for you to copy and paste into your tweet:  http://bit.ly/6JNMgu

But please don’t stop there.

Please join us in prayer for healing, comfort, peace, grace, and God’s love to envelope those hurting from the devastation. Pray however you are lead. Pray every time you reach for or think of something that those in Haiti may have lost. And please pray with faith because our God is a big, strong God who can work miracles.

So, can you join us? Every dollar counts. Make your own contribution and then grow ours.

If you are looking for other ways to help, swing by the links as they get added to see what others are doing. Then join in.

PS: You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti right away. How easy is that!

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  • http://www.nobrainerdeals.com Matt

    I know this is long over but I wanted to share that I made a second donation to the Red Cross.

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  • http://www.momstoolbox.com/blog/2010/01/14/will-you-help-me-help-haiti-and-do-some-helping-yourself/ Jeanne

    I’ve been praying ever since I learned what happened in Haiti, but wasn’t sure how to contribute.

    Now I’m ready to move on an idea had a while back. I’ve been saving all our family’s nut cans for ages. Now I have a huge box of them. I’m going to print up some labels for them saying ” We CAN Help Haiti and CHANGE the outcome!” Then my children and I will give them out to everyone we know,( keeping a list for weekly pick up).

    In this economy, lots of people don’t feel they can afford to help much financially, but nearly all of us have coins that weigh down our purses and pockets, that could be doing some good for people in much more difficult circumstances than we are in, here in the U.S. There’s never been a better moment to Love Thy Neighbor!


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  • Carol

    I donated to Samaritan’s Purse. Sorry I cannot Tweet. Thank you for doing this.

  • http://newlyweds-blog.com Jenna @ Newlyweds

    What a wonderful thing you are doing. I pray for all of those in Haiti.
    .-= Jenna @ Newlyweds´s last blog ..Help for Haiti =-.

  • http://www.haititragedy.info HaitiTragedy

    I’ve got some Haiti earthquake tragedy news to share. God, this has been a terrible disater. I’d been keeping an eye on what’s been going on because I had family there. Since the 13th, I’d been waiting to hear when the aid and relief I knew we could offer would be released and given to the Haitian community to treat the Haiti native people and tourists there. To keep other people informed because I was lacking a good source of information rather than the same videos of reporters and 30 second videos on CNN and my local news I built a website from the ground up for it and got it fully working yesterday. For more details on the tragedy please just follow the URL attached to my comment. This really has been a tragedy in Haiti and those that want or need to know more should check it out. I’ve listed some resources whereby people can donate as well. God bless and please keep the people in Haiti in your prayers and hope for their survival or do more than hope, help them.

  • http://www.bountynsavings.com/ Lee @ Bounty and Savings

    Thanks! We’re also doing a drive at our blog!
    .-= Lee @ Bounty and Savings´s last blog ..Week in Review: Best Coupons, Local Deals, Free Food =-.

  • Tammy

    My children donated their allowance money. My husband and I will add to it and send it on to Samaritan’s Purse. I’m also doing as many comments as I can for those bloggers’ sites that will donate, and posted a link on my Facebook for friends to do the same.

  • Summer

    I’m giving to the Red Cross and the LDS Church. Thanks for doing this!

  • http://theharmonhome.blogspot.com/2010/01/help-for-haiti.html Jennifer

    Giving $0.30 to Numana, Inc. (hunger relief) for every comment! Come on over!!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Help for Haiti =-.

  • http://stephaniedowning.blogspot.com/ A Slice of Downing Life

    We are giving through Compassion International!
    .-= A Slice of Downing Life´s last blog ..Haiti =-.

  • Brecken

    I decided to donate to ‘Doctors without Borders.’ Thanks for all you are doing!!

  • Michelle

    Thanks for your generosity. We gave to Catholic Relief Services.

  • Debbie Weasenforth

    Thank you for having a heart towards the hurting people of Haiti.

    We absolutely must find a way to do something when it comes to meeting the needs God makes us aware of.

  • Gretel

    I gave to Oxfam and Episcopal Relief and Development.

  • NYC gal

    My husband is a Haitian American, and we are devastated by this disaster.
    I appreicate all you do and keeping people in Haiti in your prayers. We donated to Red Cross and Direct Relief International. We are also planning on donating to other organizations as well. Again, thank you for your help.

  • Jennette

    We gave to Red Cross via txt and YeleHaiti via txt. Thanks for your efforts!

  • Devon

    We can’t help financially–DH is unemployed currently–but I donated my swagbucks and I am trying to visit as many blogs as possible to help.

    Thanks for the chance!!!

    Tweet tweet: twitter.com/ventsupermom

  • Erin

    We are tight this month on our budget but we donated $10 to the American Red Cross for specifically the Haiti rescue and recovery effort. What a wonderful thing you are doing by networking and willngness to match the rest of us donating! Thank you!

  • Chrys

    I donated all my swagbucks for the cause, posted about this drive on Facebook, and plan to donate money, though still deciding which organization to donate through. Thanks for doing this.

  • AW

    We will be sending money through our church. Thanks for your efforts. God Bless.

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  • http://tonyandheathersnyder.blogspot.com/ Heather Snyder

    Saw your name mention on http://www.moneysavingmom.com
    .-= Heather Snyder´s last blog ..Giving to Haiti =-.

  • Tiffany

    Due to our financial situation, I am visiting as many blogs as possible and commenting to help raise donations. Bless you for not only helping but providing a way for everyone to help too!

  • http://www.armoires-more.com Libby

    I donated to the Red Cross & Compassion (I have a Compassion child in India.), & posted a link to all the bloggers contributing on FB!

  • http://karensconversations.blogspot.com/2010/01/help-for-haiti.html Karen

    We’re giving $25.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Help for Haiti =-.

  • http://www.beautifulcalling.ca Jenn @ Beautiful Calling

    Our family is sending up prayers to the One who can do the most!!
    Our church also took and sent contributions in.
    My heart breaks especially for the little ones affected. We truly are blessed and I am thankful that we are able to bless others in return!
    .-= Jenn @ Beautiful Calling´s last blog ..I’m now on Facebook! =-.

  • Robyn

    I donated to Catholic Relief Services which will go directly to Haiti, and my son is going to donate the charity portion of his allowance to Haiti.
    You’re doing a great thing!

  • Amanda Harker

    WE plan on donating through the red cross…thank you for your donations.

  • MaryMoo

    I have a huge stockpile I will be donating that I had set aside for local charities.

  • http://redcrosschat.org Gloria Huang

    Hi Amy,

    This is Gloria from the Red Cross social media team. :) What a heartfelt post – thank you so much for your support of the American Red Cross and our efforts in Haiti. What you are doing with spreading the word and encouraging others is wonderful!
    .-= Gloria Huang´s last blog ..Your Mobile Giving by State =-.

  • http://goodgirlgoneredneck.blogspot.com Andrea

    Wow. I am so truly amazed at how touching these posts are. I linked up to my TXT post for $10 to the Red Cross, but I am going to post this on my mommies group so everyone can come by and comment!
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..Over or Under? =-.

  • http://josh-brooke-vickery.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-earthquake-relief.html Brooke Vickery

    My husband and I donated through Compassion. Thank you for doing this for these people.
    .-= Brooke Vickery´s last blog ..Haiti Earthquake Relief =-.

  • Amanda

    Our family donated to Red Cross today and I made a post on FB to encourage my friends to donate.

  • jennie

    We donated to the US fund for UNICEF and also to a local (Kentucky)-based charity called Ten Kids whose goal is to provide a safe home, education, etc. to Ten Kids http://www.tenkids.org/. I like the idea of giving to an organization meeting general needs of the people of Haiti and to one meeting the needs of specific children. We are so blessed–I can’t imagine the losses of the Haitian people.

  • Ashley

    We donated to the American Red Cross this morning. Thanks for using your blog to help convince people to donate.

  • jenb

    I also donated through Compassion International. I’am praying for Haiti.

    A few months ago Philippines was hit by typhoon which resulted to lost of many lives and damaged so much properties. Despite that we are touched by extra-ordinary generosity of many people and the international community.

  • http://j2burk.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-woke-up-this-morning-in-comfortable.html Jenn and Josh

    We’ll be donating the money that we’ve saved this month from the pantry challenge to Compassion International.
    .-= Jenn and Josh´s last blog ..I’ve Got Haiti On My Mind =-.

  • Leah

    I’m donating through text messaging and “Feed My Starving Children”.

  • Brittan

    I donated through Crisis Response International (CRI). They sent a team down yesterday to assist in search and rescue. Thank you!!!!

  • Lisa

    I donated through Compassion International and the Red Cross. Thanks for doing this!

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