Tara at Sticky Fingers has posted about a brilliant fundraising idea to help the poor people of Haiti., and I'm with her all the way.
We want to buy one of those boxes to send to Haiti. Hell, we'd like to be responsible for sending LOTS of boxes to Haiti. And so we are supporting the work of Shelterbox.org and encouraging as many of readers, commenters,friends and family to donate through a Justgiving page.
Each Shelterbox costs nearly £500 and contains urgent supplies for disaster relief, including:
- A 10-man tent designed to withstand extreme weather conditions
- A stove for heat
- Cooking and dining equipment
- The containers themselves can be used as a waterproof cot for a small babyThermal blankets for warmth
- And a children's pack including drawing books, crayons and pens
One of these packs could save a family.
Every single pound counts, so we can all make a difference by joining together. You can donate using either a debit/credit card or Paypal. As I write, £890 has been raised, so we are well on the way to the 2nd box, and maybe a third...
If you feel you can join in, then please create a post on your blog and encourage your fellow bloggers to do the same. To donate, just click on this Justgiving link.
And if you feel you don't want to join in this fundraising activity that's fine too, but please just pass the word around. These people need us, it really could be any one of us in this situation, it's just the luck of the draw who in the world needs whom at any given time.