Ways You Can Help Haiti
Here at ParentsConnect, we can't stop thinking about the people of Haiti as they try to recover from the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. Seeing victims of all ages is heartbreaking. If you're looking for ways to help Haiti, here is a list of legitimate organizations to which you can contribute.
Actor George Clooney has partnered up with MTV Networks (which Nickelodeon is a part of) for Hope for Haiti
, a global telethon that airs commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 & CMT on Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The telethon will be hosted by Clooney in Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean in New York and CNN's Anderson Cooper in Haiti. Also, all musical performances from the telethon will be available for purchase on iTunes
starting on Saturday, January 23rd, with all proceeds benefiting Haiti.
Help the American Red Cross partner with the International Red Cross to send relief supplies, mobilize relief workers and support the rebuilding effort. You can donate online
or text "HAITI" to 90999 and a $10 donation will be charged to your cell phone bill.
is an organization founded by Grammy-winning artist (and native Haitian) Wyclef Jean to raise awareness and support for Haiti. Donate to Yéle online
or text "YELE" to 501501 and a $5 donation will be charged to your cell phone.
is working to mobilize one of their experienced emergency operations teams to deploy to Haiti for emergency relief and rebuilding efforts. Donate online
or by calling 888-256-1900.
Doctors Without Borders
is working hard to mobilize trained medical professionals to help the injured in Haiti, as well as to prevent infectious outbreaks in the weeks to come. Donate online
or by calling 888-392-0392.
Save the Children
is in Haiti working to bring medical care, clean water and food to children in need. Donate
or by calling 800-728-3843
Kids Care Clubs
are working to help find shelter for kids in Haiti who lost their homes in the earthquake. To learn more, go to Kidscare.org
has already mobilized a team of emergency responders, aid workers and supplies to go into Haiti and help victims. Donate online
or text "HAITI" to 864833 and a $5 donation will be charged to your cell phone.
Partners in Health
has converted standing buildings into makeshift triage centers and is providing medical care to the injured as well as working to prevent infection and illness in the weeks to come. Donate online
or by calling 617-432-5298
The Salvation Army
provides aid workers and supplies to victims of natural disasters. Donate online
or text "HAITI" to 52000 and a $10 donation will be charged to your cell phone bill.
The UN Foundation
provides vital aid to earthquake victims. They accept online donations
or you can text "CERF" to 90999 to donate $5 to the UN Foundation.
has a full-time staff of 370 aid workers who were already in Haiti when disaster struck. These workers have already mobilized to bring food, water and supplies to Haitians in need. Help World Vision deliver supplies to those who need it most by donating online
or by calling 800-363-5021.
President Obama and the White House staff have set up an official Haitian Earthquake Web page
where you can go to find out the latest information on the Haitian relief effort as well as find out which organizations are in need of financial assistance.
Help young victims of the disaster by donating to Compassion International
, either online
or by texting "DISASTER" to 90999 and a $10 will be charged to your phone bill.
's relief efforts are giving special focus to the tens of thousands of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in dire risk in Haiti. Donate to their efforts online
disaster relief experts have been embedded in Haiti since 1984 and are on the ground in Port-au-Prince preparing for emergency airlifts into Haiti. Help their efforts through online donation
Already having made the people of Haiti one of its top priorities for aid, after the earthquake Catholic Relief Services
raised its funding commitment fivefold to $25 million and is pouring supplies into Port au Prince. Donate online
or by calling 800-736-3467 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Change for Haiti
is a grassroots effort to collect change in public schools to benefit Haiti. Call your kid's school to find out if they are participating.