Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bloggers for Haiti

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 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.


  1. Sticky Fingers is doing a great job and it is heartening to read that relief is getting in.
    I admire everyone who is backing relief aid. We are giving a different way but it doesn't matter....... everything is needed and there will be a need in that country for years.

    Nuts in May

  2. Mimi, What a great idea to help the people of Haiti. My husband and I have texted money to them to help with their recovery. Thanks for your good wishes for me. I'm well and back to blogging! :)

  3. Hey guys, my two patients!
    Good to see you're both well enough to comment. Take care of yourselves, and thanks for the comments.

  4. Hi Mimi

    I agree it is a great way to help the families of Haiti survive the aftermath of the earthquake. Amazing what can be stored in each crate.

    Thanks for your comments on my post. So sorry to hear you lost a very close friend. When I saw the words "41" & "brain tumour", I couldn't believe my eyes. Rupert also died of a brain tumour aged 41. I was 2 months younger than him. After 18 years of marriage, to have become older felt like a betrayal. I also felt guilty. But life goes on regardless. Just seems very cruel at the time. Debs x

  5. I am so glad to see all of the relief poppping up for reaching HAiti. It is a good reminder of the lovliness of the human spirit when asked to rise.

  6. You are my hero! They really need so much help. There is an idea here at my house that is floating around to help someone in Haiti.
    We'll see how far it gets. :)

  7. Mimi,

    You suggested a poetry section to me. How would I find the place to enter?

    Thanks for your encouragement!


  8. Amy, it's Listowel Writers Week, and here's the web address

    It's a well-known writers festival, I think it was started to honour John B Keane, well-known writer who hailed from Listowel.

  9. What a great idea, will pop over there now.

  10. Marvelous idea, Mimi. We've sent our donation via the church. The thing that worries me is that goods can't get there because of various problems at the airport etc.

  11. What a good idea Mimi. I shall visit and donate. Thanks so much x