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What's the best place (organization) to donate money for the Haitians?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Google charity watch and it will give you a site that has graded different charities. In order to get a good grade (a or b) the charity must use less than 20% of donations for business costs. The Red Cross has actually used donations to pay fines, personall I'd donate to someone else.

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 5:50 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Red Cross

    Answer by Sisteract at 2:36 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • We chose CRS because they already had a large presence in Haiti before the quake.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Yesterday I got an email about the need for human milk and financial donations. Shipping and processing costs for human milk are huge. If people have to pay a milk bank for milk it is around $30 an ounce! That's from non-profit milk banks. I'm going to copy and paste the email in sections because I think people will be interested.

    "Mothers who are willing to donate human milk should contact their regional Mothers' Milk Bank of HMBANA. A list of regional milk banks is available on the HMBANA Web site at (

    Currently milk banks are already low on donor milk. New milk donations will be used for Haiti victims as well as to replenish donor supplies to continue to serve sick and premature infants in the United States. Donor milk provides unique protection for fragile preterm infants."

    Answer by Gailll at 2:58 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • "Financial donations are also strongly encouraged to allow HMBANA, a nonprofit organization, to continue serving infants in need.

    UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the Emergency Nutrition Network, and medical professionals all recommend that breastfeeding and human milk be used for infants in disasters or emergencies. Human milk is life-saving due to its disease prevention properties. It is safe, clean, and does not depend on water which is often unavailable or contaminated in an emergency.

    Relief workers, health care providers, and other volunteers are urged to provide support for breastfeeding mothers to enable them to continue breastfeeding, and to assist pregnant and postpartum women in initiating and sustaining breastfeeding.
    For more information, contact HMBANA at 408-998-4550 ("

    Answer by Gailll at 3:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Save the Children also. It was mentioned as one of the trusted charities the other night on the NBC Nightly news.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:50 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Secular - I would go with the Red Cross. If you want a Christian organization that has been there long before the earth quake and was the first to start offering help, go with Care International.

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 4:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • We were going to send through the Red Cross but we are taking in 3 children from Haiti and need to keep that money to care for them. They lost their parents and other family and we may get to adopt them. I am a volunteer with the Red Cross and always donate through them they do so much with what they get.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Samaritan's Purse. 80% of money donated actually goes to the cause instead of "administrative fees". With most other charities, nearly 50% goes to administrative fees.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • NOWHERE. Donate here at home where our own people need help too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on Jan. 27, 2010