I’d like to start by saying that what I’m about to reveal, though not of extreme importance, was never intended to be shared here on Makeunder.
However, given the recent earthquake in Haiti, I feel that if by sharing this intention, more aid goes to those in need, it is well worth revealing.
My Private Donation Intention
Since I don’t have a steady salary, I have found it difficult to incorporate the idea of tithing or creating a “personal donation budget” into my life. Sure, through Jess LC I donate to a variety of causes with Soc Chic, but personally I don’t do as much as I would like. So one of my intentions for 2010 is to donate $20 to a different cause each month. It’s not a lot of money, really just the cost of my dinner at Matisse last night, but it’s $240 a year more than I’m personally donating right now.
I thought about sharing this intention earlier, but decided to do it for myself in a quiet, personal way. Something I’d do “for me.”
But once I got an email from Jeanine at Aphro Chic about the Bloggers Day of Action for Haiti, I knew sharing this intention is my way of helping the cause.
How I Donated to Help Haiti
I also saw an even easier way to donate to the Red Cross is by texting “HAITI” to the number 90999 and they will make an automatic donation of $10 towards the relief effort. Here is the info on the texting method. The $10 donation is made through your cell phone bill. Pretty simple, right? I could have just texted “HAITI” twice to make the donation rather than using the website. Which, might be a good idea if the servers are full on the Red Cross website.
If you have been thinking about doing donating, whether it be once a month or not, hopefully you consider helping Haiti in this time of need.
Bloggers Day of Action for Haiti Participants
Here is the list of other Day of Action blogs participating. Hop over to their sites to see how they are helping Haiti and getting involved.