Donations Pour In To Help Haiti


“Small business can make a big difference. If we pull together and each contribute what we can, I think we’ll create something really powerful.”

-Annie Salyer, president, No Slippy Hair Clippy®

The two-hour Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon which aired on more than 30 networks on Friday, January 22, raised more than $57 million in public donations, with more being tallied from corporations, larger private donors. In addition, Hope for Haiti Now is the top-selling iTunes album in 18 countries, making it the biggest single day album pre-order for iTunes ever. Donate by visiting HopeForHaitiNow.org or by calling 877-99-HAITI.

Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) has worked in Haiti through various partners for 15 years, and since the first news reports of the Haiti earthquake tragedy has been working to get donations of new underwear, clothes, water, vitamin bars, blankets, diapers and other supplies for distribution in Haiti.  More than 65 donor companies have already provided or pledged close to $6 million worth of product. K.I.D.S. takes donations of only new products, using industry contacts to get what the Haitian people will need most in the coming weeks and months as they rebuild.  Products that are needed for immediate relief efforts include clothes, socks, underwear and blankets.  Companies with NEW product to donate can call 1-800-266-3314 for assistance or use the online form at www.kidsdonations.org/Make_Donation/product_form.cfm

K.I.D.S. is accepting cash donations to help defray the costs to distribute the donated product today and in the months to come.  For every $10 in cash, K.I.D.S. can deliver at least $100 of donated products.  Cash donations can be taken online at: www.kidsdonations.org/haiti.

Hair Clips for Haiti is helping to raise funds for the Haitian relief effort by children’s hair accessory company No Slippy Hair Clippy®. “Small business can make a big difference,” says Annie Salyer, the company’s president. “If we pull together and each contribute what we can, I think we’ll create something really powerful.” A portion of the company’s online sales will be donated to UNICEF, supporting the humanitarian efforts of U.S. Fund for UNICEF Ambassador Tea Leoni, and Save The Children® with support for Save the Children® Ambassador Joely Fisher. Please visit http://www.hairclippy.com for more information and the opportunity to contribute.

Recording artist and fashion designer Jessica Simpson along with celebrity hair stylists Ken Paves and CaCee Cobb team up with Soles4Souls® through 50KShoes.com to raise funds to send immediate relief to the people of Haiti. Donating is easy at www.50Kshoes.com. The suggested donation is very affordable, with $5.00 buying two pairs of new shoes. The charity has already pledged one million pairs of shoes to be distributed to Haitians during a sustained giving plan in coordination with other agencies. Money raised here goes specifically toward the Haitian relief effort.  Through social media, Jessica, Ken and CaCee’s support will help spread the charity’s mission to Change the World, One Pair at a Time. Fans can followthe celebrities on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jessicasimpson, http://twitter.com/kenpaves, and http://twitter.com/caceecobb.

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