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Help for Haiti – You comment, I donate!

by Becky Grizovic on January 15, 2010 · 24 comments

in FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS

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READ HOW YOU CAN MAKE ME DONATE! 
I WILL DONATE UP TO $110.00 FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND LINKS!

Over the years, I have found that simply amazing people come out of no where when times get rough.  They step up to the plate and take things head on to make things better in this world. 

If you have been around here for any length of time, you know that I talk about the POWER OF ONE.  Some think that the little they do is not going to make a difference, but it will.  Your thoughts, ideas and actions lead others to thoughts ideas and actions and before you know it, you have started something!

Erin at 5dollardinners.com is one of those people that have made such amazing things happen in her life.  She took her blog and turned it into something amazing and just recently published a book about feeding your family dinner for just $5.00!  Check out her book The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, and Nourishing Meals That Are Easy on the Budget and a Snap to Prepare.

While reading, I noticed this morning that she and her husband Steve are putting up $5.00 per post (up to $500.00) for bloggers that list what they are planning to do to help.  I later came to realize that I think it was Crystal with Money Saving Mom that started this awesome movement and is giving $10 for every bloggers that participates and links up on her site!  AMAZING!  It’s people like this that make a difference!  Update: this is so much bigger than I  orginally thought!  So many bloggers are involved to help!

So, here’s my action:

My son’s school sent an email this week notifying us that they were collecting cash, canned goods, personal care items, etc and Matthew 25 Ministries was going to take care of all transportation needs for these donations.  I will be hitting the stockpile and pulling items to donate.  I will also be sending Erin $10.00.  This is $5.00 to match the donation that she is about to give on my behalf and an additional $5.00 just as my way of doubling the kindness Erin is showing with this effort.  Thank you Erin for your generosity and concern for the people of Haiti!

I have decided to take this one step further.  I will donate $0.50 $1.00 per comment left here (up to $100.00).  My total donation could reach $110.00 plus stockpile items donated to the school!  Leave your comments and links to make me donate!  ($10.00 to Erin, up to $100.00 to the American Red Cross)

My husband just had total knee replacement and is in physical therapy.  If not for the expenses of this, we’d be doing more to help this cause!

I encourage you to check out Erin’s site 5dollardinners.com and consider purchasing her wonderful cookbook (FOUND HERE) full of money saving menus!

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1 Lorinda January 15, 2010 at 11:02 am

I now have hope for Haiti! Utilizing the social networking media for such a worthy cause as this is amazing and I am grateful to have a way to help in the small way that I can. Thank you for such a wonderful idea and a way to make a difference in this world.

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2 Kathie January 15, 2010 at 11:05 am

Thank you for doing this – every little bit will help! And it looks like there will be lots of “little bits” all over the internet the next several days.
My family donated the American Red Cross on Wednesday.

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3 Ellen J January 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

Becky, you are such a kind person. You are an inspiration for me and all your readers!

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4 stacey January 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm

can you tell us how we can contribute canned goods, etc to this as well? i would love to dive into my stockpile to help but i’m not sure where to take it. thanks for making a difference!

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5 Stephanie January 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Goooo Becky! Ellen J is right! You are an amazing person. What a fabulous (and generous) idea. Come on everyone! Lets start helping!

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6 Betsy January 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm

it is so amazing that you are doing this a friend of mine is gathering shoes for soles for souls localy they have a website where you can find a local drive

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7 Mike January 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm

It’s an unimaginable tragedy, thank you for helping.

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8 Pam January 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Bless your heart!!
Pam

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9 angie January 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

you are AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks for doing this!

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10 scott January 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

YOU ROCK!!!! way to go!

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11 bluebonnet January 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Thanks for helping, becky!

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12 Stacey A January 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Girl, there is a special place for you in heaven…

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13 gloria January 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

ty for all that you do. i just donated some swagbucks. it was as easy to donate them as it is to earn them. it will add to the massive amount of help needed. again thanks for all that you do with such a giving heart.

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14 Michelle January 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Thanks! This is a great idea. We are donating from our stockpile also.

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15 Valerie January 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

We plan on giving through UNICEF. This is great what you and the other bloggers are doing too!

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16 Jennie January 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

We too are hitting the stockpile and donating. What a great response.

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17 Erin January 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm

a great idea. thanks for donating and spreading the word.

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18 Martha January 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I will be donating to our school drive. As always you continue to help where ever there is a need. God Bless!

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19 Carey January 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm

God Bless you for your help for the hurting! Every one of us can help, one at a time.

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20 tara January 15, 2010 at 10:36 pm

What a lovely gesture! I donated at my grocery store today, they will add it on to your purchase!

Thanks!

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21 Anna January 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Thank you so much for posting this. So true how small things ad up!

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22 Gifts For One Gifts For All Too January 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I’m giving $10 eCOUPONs to my online gift store Gifts For One Gifts For All (www.giftsforonegiftsforall.com) to those that have donated to organizations helping the Haitian earthquake victims. When the eCOUPON is redeemed, 10% of the purchase will also be donated to organizations helping Haiti. Read my blog for more details at http:/bit.ly/DONATE2HAITI on how you can receive your eCOUPON for donating.

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23 alison January 18, 2010 at 12:47 am

Thank you!

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24 Mary Prize January 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Thank you for what you are doing; I know that you are blessing those that are suffering the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Being inspired by you and all of the other Help for Haiti bloggers, I am giving $100 to Doctors without Borders, which the kind folks at :http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/index.php are matching. Matching donations really helps, and consequently, I wrote my last post about where people can find people who are willing to match their donations (its being done by people other than just employers), donate to auctions, volunteer, donate airline miles and cell phones and gadgets, attend benefits, and more. So even if you can’t give very much there are ways to stretch that amount. And that is what I am trying to do. My next post will contain updates and even more places that let people get involved; and I hope to start my own donation for a link/comment challenge; but it will take a couple days for me to finish this post. http://thescholarshipblog.blogspot.com/
Again, thank you.

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