Chip in For Haiti – Painless Donating. February 11, 2010Posted by voolavex in Social Issues.
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Haiti Still Matters. It is less than 30 days since the earth brought this country to its knees – and the rush to help was impressive – but there is no quick fix for Haiti and we are notoriously – as a planet – short on attention spans. Soon Haiti will not seem as urgent or as sad and we will move on. We cannot allow this to happen. Meaningful recovery can be slow and painful and need help from many hands. Here’s a small, painless way to keep the light burning to guide Haiti back to the place where Haitians can start reclaiming themselves and their country. I named it Chip in for Haiti because Haiti still needs all of us to chip in. It is not a charity or 501 (c) organization. Anyone who wants to chip in can do it right at home. Here’s how :
Chip In For Haiti: Get a clean jar or cup or can – you pick the size and set it on the kitchen counter; then decide which of these three coins you will toss in the pot. A penny, a nickel or a dime (no quarters – we all hoard quarters right?) and just fill it up – as long as it takes. But you must chose the denomination and stick with it. When it’s full – cash it in and send whatever amount you have tossed in to a secure charity to help. Buy a money order and stamp – mail it and think about it when you do it. It would amass millions of dollars and you would not feel it. Start today – everyone has a coin in a couch or a purse or under a table. And then let me know what happens. If you like this idea – just comment by saying “Chip In For Haiti”. Haiti matters and you can fill as many containers as you want and mark the road until real recovery is realized recovery. Please.