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Together, you and I are going to raise $20,000 for Haiti!

From now until February 28, 2010, I will match any funds given to Partners in Health on my donation page, up to $10,000.

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.

25 Responses to “Together, you and I are going to raise $20,000 for Haiti!”

  1. Who are you?, I saw this on french website. Its sweet if your a millionaire. but for the middle and lower class they probly do more than you. with very little income they are more generous triple your donation and maybe I will hear you. but may God bless you for your act of generosity

  2. Hiya jomi! Nope, I’m not millionaire–in fact, $10,000 is almost all of my savings. But I figure that it will do Partners in Health a lot more good than it does me sitting in my bank account. I’m a healthy and happy person with a good job as a librarian, and I trust that with hard work, I will always have enough money. This is my way of giving back for all the blessings that I get every day!

  3. Cliff’s a librarian. I don’t think he’s a millionaire, librarians don’t make that much money!

  4. Cliff, you are awesome.

    Oh, and for those who are skeptical, PIH, according to their website, spends 94% on activity and medicine and only 6 % on administration. Impressive!

  5. You’re amazing, Cliff. You rock.

  6. That last $20.00 was from my boss. I don’t know if that matters at all, but I did want to give him credit.

  7. You are a stunningly kind man, and a good example to us all. *hug* (I’ll make a donation when I get back from Boston.)

  8. You rock, Cliff. I’ll donate as soon as I buy my textbooks and see what I have left over. It won’t be much since I’m a poor student, but every little bit is important. I reposted this link on facebook.


  10. […] couldn’t quite figure out why it was like that, until just this week, when Cliff went and decided that he would raise 20,000$ for Haiti, with 10,000$ from his own pocket. this is the thing about Cliff: he is one of the most caring individuals i have ever met. i […]

  11. This is so great. I have been wanting to donate. I too have posted this to my Facebook Page.

  12. Cliff–Freddy said he could link to this on Daily Kos and clean you out in short order, if you’d like. Yes? No?

  13. Hiya cliff, I hope my comments didnt keep anyone from donating, Im just a normal mom who saw this on my Fb from a friend in the states. As I told her the red flag went up ! she said you were a good person, and not sure why , but I do think you might be one of those rare people . who thinks of others first . May God bless you , and all others in the relief efforts for haiti.

  14. Nicole–tell Freddy yes!!! Any and all donations welcome! The more and the faster, all the better!!!

    Jomi–no sweat! I’m glad that folks are being careful about ensuring that they’re donating to a genuine cause. I really support Partners in Health because give basic health care to those who need it most, and manage to do so with an amazingly low overhead!

    Everyone–Please keep spreading the word, and help the people of Haiti however you can. Thank you all for your generosity so far! We’re up to $2980 ($5,960 with my matching)! Let’s get to 20K!

  15. I applaud your efforts! I donated $200 to Partners in Health earlier this week, but maybe I can hand over some more after the next paycheck.

    Bless you, bless you…. and God bless the people of Haiti.

  16. We think it, but you do it. I’m so proud of you!

  17. I love you baby brother! This is an amazing program, an amazing gift, from an amazing person. I’m awed by your generosity.

  18. […] fundraising campaign – $10,000 matching support for Partners in Health [* I like this personalized fundraising page because it has a thermometer indicating exactly how much of the matching fund is left] […]

  19. […] by Rachel on January 17, 2010 First things first: fellow librarian Cliff Landis is matching donations to Partners in Health toward Haiti relief, up to $10,000 (matched to be up to $20,000), through February […]

  20. Hi Cliff!

    Belle initiative. You are always so generous!

    Luc from Montreal

  21. […] things first: fellow librarian Cliff Landis is matching donations to Partners in Health toward Haiti relief, up to $10,000 (matched to be up to $20,000), through February […]

  22. Wow. beautiful.

  23. loved your youtube vid, saw a link on the PIH f’book page. librarians rock!

  24. This is a great site, I love the theme you are using. I Stumbled it for you and bookmarked it on Digg.

  25. We think it, but you do it. I’m so proud of you!

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