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Our hearts go out to those suffering as a result of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. It's easy to feel powerless, but more effective to help--donate directly to one of the multiple organizations like Red Cross offering relief in the small country, or stop by a local fundraiser to give a few bucks. Know of anything we're missing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: February 04, 2010
Perhaps the easiest method to donate is by texting "Haiti" to 90999 on your cell phone; each text results in a $10 donation added directly to your phone bill, and the money goes entirely to the American Red Cross. Already, millions of dollars have been donated.
The popular Fremont chocolate shop is donating 100 percent of the purchase price of 45-percent milk chocolate and 70-percent classic dark chocolate bars to CARE, a humanitarian nonprofit raising money for Haiti. Available also at Caffe Vita locations.
Party for a cause on Monday, Jan. 18 (7pm), at this Fremont lounge and live-music venue, where DJs Supreme La Rock, B Mello, DV One and Vitamin D will be performing to rally support for those in Haiti. The $10 donation at the door and proceeds from 42 Below vodka sales all go to Convoy of Hope's helping the victims.
On Monday, Jan. 25 (5:30pm), this downtown French restaurant will be serving a three-course Bouillabaisse dinner to support Doctors Without Borders' efforts in Haiti. Suggested donation is $100 per person (includes food and wine), all of which will go to the nonprofit; Inn at the Market will match the first $5,000 donated.
A good excuse to get rid of all that extra junk you've been hoarding: Coe is hosting a Help for Haiti Rummage Sale on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 10am to 3pm. Bring your donations to the school gym on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10am to 3pm; all proceeds will benefit Haiti relief efforts.
The Seattle Helping Haiti Auction and Concert is an evolving event--as of now, musicians Vince Mira, Classic Crime and Mike Herrera are scheduled to perform to raise money for the Red Cross; there will also be a silent auction filled with donated goods from local businesses.
This fabulous Queen Anne restaurant is but one of the eateries participating in Dine Out Seattle for Haiti on Sunday, Jan. 24. Spring Hill, Dinette, Restaurant Zoe, Tavolata, Barking Frog and more will donate a percentage of their proceeds to NetHope. http://www.tastyfeast.com/
Chef Lisa Dupar will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from purchases on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to Medical Teams International. Special Haitian dishes like chicken curry with bananas and sweet potatoes, peanut cake and Haitian Pois Rouges will be available.