Thursday, 14 January 2010

help for haiti

I know I'm not the only one who's thoughts keep drifting to Haiti, and the scenes of devastation in that tiny impoverished country.

What can we all do to help?

Please donate to Shelterbox - every penny, every pound, will help make a difference.

Shelterbox is a cornish-based charity who respond instantly to natural and man-made disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.

Find out more about the boxes here, and donate here.

Each Shelterbox costs on average £490. I would love to think that via my tiny blog we could raise enough money to pay for one shelterbox. Please consider helping.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I wanted to give something somewhere. Our donation sent.
Lisa x

Simone said...

I have never head of Shelterbox. What a good idea! I hope that through your blog you manage to raise the necessary funds.x

ginny said...

the situation in Haiti is so sad and so awful ... i have been thinking about this tragedy a lot and wanted to know the best way to donate ... so thank you for posting this ... i have followed your link and read of the amazing work carried out by shelterbox. lets hope we can help raise enough for a box..
much love to you dear diana xx

Dragonfly said...

At last, something we can do, thanks for the link. The boxes are brilliant aren't they?

Cottage Garden said...

Thank you for these links Diana. Shelterbox do a grand job. I sponsor a child in Togo through PLAN and an email hit my in-box almost immediately the disaster struck. Donation sent. It's difficult to know what to do in these circumstances, we send our money but being there on the ground is what really counts. I saw on the TV this evening that aid was being held up at the airport because of red tape - all these firemen with sniffer dogs eager to help stuck waiting - tragic for the people who need help in the first 24/48 hours.

Jeanne x

kate said...

Good idea Diana - I thought today to send something but where? And then your suggestion and of course it is the best way and we know it goes straight there and is practical and life saving. Will do it now Kate xx

kristina said...

What an amazing group. Thank you so much for providing the link. K x

Pipany said...

Already know of the wonderful Sherterbox scheme Diana, but a great reminder. Will send my donation later today, thak you. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Mylor Woods is where we thought of taking you and Walter, so we must work that out sometime. Lucy much better now...hurrah! xx

Gina said...

Super idea Diana - off to do my bit!

Withy Brook said...

Sounds an amazing and practical charity. I had already donated, otherwise I would have sent it to them.
I came here via Pipany, btw

A Bun Can Dance said...

Happy Weekend to you!
I've awarded you a Sunshine Blog award over at my place - for bringing a ray of sunshine to my days and lots of inspiration too :-)
Denise x

Liz said...

Thanks for the link. Donation made.

MarmaladeRose said...

Hello,
Thanks for the link to Shelter Box, my donation has been made.

You have been added to the 20 Minuters list. Keep us updated on your progress and encourage the rest of us when you have time.

Fi x

cocoa and blankets said...

What a good idea Diana, I gave some money yesterday...people often dont know where to send donations do they.
Thank you so much for your card and patterns...they arrived on the day of the funeral...and provided some comfort...every blessing H

alice c said...

This is one of my favourite charities - they aim to provide good quality supplies that will last beyond the immediate emergency period.

Pomona said...

Funnily enough, before I saw this I put a link at the top of my blog last night - I think they are a really wonderful, practical organization - I am sure that blogging about it can make a difference.

Pomona x