Earlier this week, MSNBC posted a list of charities still involved in Haitian earthquake recovery efforts, compiled by the American Institute of Philanthropy, a leading charity watchdog. AIP issues letter grade (A+ to F) ratings of nonprofit groups; the following charities involved in Haiti relief received an “A” or “B” grade based on the portion of their budget going to program services and their fundraising efficiency.
Last year, most donations via this comm went to UNICEF, Partners in Health, The Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, with substantial donations going to the Clinton/Bush project, Yele, Heifer International and Oxfam as well.
We are sharing the urls and phone numbers with you in case you can do something in 2011 to help Haiti.
And just as a reminder, help_chile — still has links to organizations rebuilding after Chile's earthquake last year, and help_pakistan — has links to organizations rebuilding after their massive floods. If you have a link to a comm that is fundraising to help those currently suffering in Australia, or to help with their eventual rebuilding, please share them in the comments. ETA: We've been told that fandom_flood_ap — is coming soon, and , qldfloodauction — , waltzmatildah — and owemebreakfast — are already fundraising as well, to help Australians recover from those floods. More links may be added overnight, but I'm going to sleep and will add them tomorrow....
To all of you, thank you for all you've done to help those around the world, and may you have a safe and beautiful 2011.
Accion International 617-625-7080
Action Against Hunger 877-777-1420
American Friends Service Committee 215-241-7000
American Jewish World Service 212-792-2900
American Red Cross 800-733-2767
American Refugee Committee 612-872-7060
Brother's Brother Foundation 412-321-3160
Catholic Relief Services 800-736-3467
Children Incorporated 800-538-5381
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation 800-225-0292
Church World Service 800-297-1516
Compassion International 800-336-7676
Doctors Without Borders – USA 888-392-0392
Food for the Hungry 800-248-6437
Freedom from Hunger 800-708-2555
Gifts in Kind International 703-299-7532
Habitat for Humanity International – N.O. 800-422-4828
Heifer Project International 800-422-0474
International Medical Corps 800-481-4462
International Rescue Committee 877-733-8433
Lutheran World Relief 800-597-5972
Medical Teams International 800-959-4325
Mennonite Central Committee 888-563-4676
Mercy Corps 888-256-1900
Operation USA 800-678-7255
Partners in Health 617-432-5298
Plan USA 800-556-7918
Project Concern International 858-279-9690
Salvation Army 800-725-2769
Save the Children 800-728-3843
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) 800-554-8583
William J. Clinton Foundation 501-748-0471
World Concern (Program of Crista Ministries) 800-755-5022
World Neighbors 800-242-6387
World Vision 888-511-6548
The Y (formerly YMCA of the United States) – N.O. 800-872-9622
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I am offering: Ficlets of approximately 100 words
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Number of Items Offered/Donation Minimum: Offering 5 drabbles/$3 minimum
1. Go to the virtual gift store.
2. Click the "ADD" button over the Help Haiti V-gift (the giant red heart).
3. Enter either the Offeror's LJ username or help_haiti — in the "To" field; we can't track things otherwise.
4. In the comment box, link to the thread for which you are donating. You must do this for each individual V-gift, even if you are donating multiple gifts for the same thing.
NB: If your thread url does not contain the string "?thread=(number)#t(number)" then you have the wrong url and we will not be able to match your donation. Go back to the thread for your prompt & click "THREAD" or "LINK" on the first comment. Copy that url. Then paste it into the browser.
5. Check 'send anonymously' (or not, if you prefer!)
6. If you send the V-Gift to the help_haiti — comm, within 24 hours of the mods receiving notification of the V-gift, we will post a reply to the Offeror to let him or her know.
President Obama Signs Legislation Providing Immediate Tax Deductions for Haiti Charitable Contributions
In the days since the earthquake in Haiti, Americans have shown their generosity with millions of dollars in donations. Tonight, President Obama signed a bill into law that makes it easier to give. This legislation will allow taxpayers to receive the tax benefit from donations made to the Haiti effort in this tax season, rather than having to wait until they file their 2010 tax returns next year. Specifically, cash donations to charities for the Haitian relief effort given after January 11 and before March 1 of this year may be treated as if the contribution was made on December 31 of last year so that the contribution can be deducted from 2009 income. This measure applies to monetary donations, not goods or services.
From the White House's blog
We were so inspired by your compassion that we've decided to run a two-day charitable vgift drive. Beginning next week, from Thursday, January 28th, 4pm, through Saturday, January 30th, 3:59pm, PST, we'll donate 100 percent of the proceeds from all vgift sales to CARE and UNICEF (we'll cover the credit card processing fees). And, remember, for each $10 you receive in vgifts during a two-week period, you'll get two months of paid account time. For more info, read this FAQ.
We're Helping Haiti Heal - learn about a huge fandom event happening Sat. from 2pm to 6pm ET! http://bit.ly/5603s6 #hhh
Should the Lightning Round and the Requests Post stay open at least through the next auction in February?
|Yes, both should!|
|Yes, the Lightning Round should, but the Requests post should be closed to new requests.|
|Yes, the Requests post should remain open but the Lightning Round should be closed.|
|Neither should remain open to new requests.|
|Something else that I will discuss in the comments.|