Yesterday I ventured into one of my favorite down-town shops, "One World Handcrafts" to check out their after-Christmas sales. One World is a "fair trade" shop, they sell items made in under-developed countries. All the people who make the items are paid fairly. Hence, "Fair Trade". I love this little store. They have a great selection, and I have purchased many a gift from them. Makes me feel good that someone in need is benefiting.
While I was there, I discovered that they are collecting items for hygiene kits to send to the earthquake victims in Haiti. And that is when I had my most recent "Good Idea".
For every comment left on this post, I will donate one hygiene kit for a victim in Haiti.
And one, randomly drawn commenter will win this reindeer ornament. Made in Haiti, of course.
If you would like to do some giving on your own, here are a few great organizations to get you started:
Samaritan’s Purse- www.samaritanspurse.org
o Mennonite USA- www.mcc.org
o Church of the Brethren- www.brethren.org
o Red Cross- www.redcross.org
o Salvation Army- www.salvationarmyusa.org
o Church World Service- www.churchworldservice.org
o AmeriCares- www.americares.org
o Catholic Charities- www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
o Christian Reformed Church- www.crcna.org
o Convoy of Hope- www.convoyofhope.org
o International Relief & Development- www.ird-dc.org
o Operation Blessings- http://community.ob.org/
o Presbyterian Disaster Assistance- www.pcusa.org
o United Way Worldwide – www.liveunited.org
o UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)- www.new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor