I spent a hefty chunk of my savings on presents this last Christmas, and I don’t regret a minute of it. I was planning on building my savings back up this year, but I think the folks in Haiti (and other poverty-stricken areas in the world) can use that money a lot more.
So do it! Give a dollar, twenty, or a hundred. For the next month and a half, I’ll give whatever you do. Click the link and give.
UPDATE (1/16/10 12:06pm): The generosity that I’ve seen is astounding. People have donated in lieu of going out for dinner. Folks who have been jobless for months have scraped together a donation. Friends who have already given have found a way to give again. I mean, for goodness sake, my Mom handed me her grocery money!
So, yeah, I’ve pretty much spent the last few days crying off and on, both in mourning for what the people of Haiti have faced and yet to face, but also in rapture and celebration of the generosity that you’ve all shown. I didn’t expect that we would raise this much, this fast. But when you trust your heart, amazing things happen, as you all have shown me.
Please continue to spread the word.
Thank you, all. So very, very much.