How You Can Help Haiti

- By Bossip Staff

In the days since the earthquake struck Haiti, it continues to be a critical time for us all to offer our help. We’ve collected a listing of a few organizations and events that are doing their part to raise money to help the people who need it most. Please feel free to continue to update us at tips@bossip.com and we will help spread the word about all the available relief efforts.

Text Donations

To make an automatic $10 donation to the Red Cross, text “HAITI” to 90999;

To donate $5 via your cellphone to Wyclef Jean’s grassroots organization: text “Yele” to 501501.

the money will be charged directly to your cell phone bill.

FOR NATIONAL DONATIONS TO HAITI

The Port-au-Prince offices of the Carma Foundation – whose mission is to improve the health of poor and vulnerable women and children in Haiti – were seriously affected by the Haiti earthquake.Make a monetary donation at http://www.carmafoundation.org/ to help Carma send missionaries to Haiti to aid in the relief effort.

• Partners in Health: Wanted: Surgeons, nurses, and other medical personnel to help in Haiti (especially folks who speak Kreyol or French) – email volunteer@pih.org

• American Red Cross: Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization.

• Dwa Famn: portal that provides information on the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, which has been involved in grassroots organizing efforts in Haiti since 2004

• HAITI ACTION: A Hatian Women’s Rights Organization in Brooklyn

• Habitat for Humanity: A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry.

• Hope for Haiti: Hope for Haiti has held the vision from the very beginning that the people of Haiti are the ones who take control of their future and we are here to lend a needed hand along the difficult path.

• UNICEF: UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

• Yele Haiti: Yéle Haiti is a Wyclef Jean’s grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment.
MIAMI:
The City of Miami, District 5 is accepting donations of emergency supplies such as clothing, water, first aid and canned food to send immediately to Haiti. Contact Tracy Lozama in the District 5 office at 305-253-5390 for more information.

ATLANTA:
Make a monetary donation to The Haitian Alliance to help send missionaries and emergency supplies to Haiti at http://www.transformhaiti.org.

The Haitian Alliance is also collecting relief materials such as drinking water, first aid items, toiletries, non-perishable food rations, baby formula, linens and more.

The Haitian Alliance Drop-off Locations:

* WRFG Radio -Mon – Fri; 11:00AM – 6:00PM; 1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1940
* Northside Women’s Specialists-Mon – Fri; 8:30AM – 5:00PM; 980 Johnson Ferry Rd, Suite 620,Atlanta, GA 30342-1608
* Northside Women’s Specialists – Mon – Fri; 8:00AM – 3:30PM; 1015 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076-1507
* Club Intrigue – Mon-Sun; 4PM – until; 5471 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS:
MON, JAN. 18 – “Atlanta CARES for Haiti” Celebrity Fundraiser hosted by Big Boi and Atl City Councilman Kwanza Hall
*RARE – (554 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta GA 30308) 6pm Donation: $20; Valet Parking: $5
*All proceeds benefit CARE’s Haitian Relief efforts (www.atlantacares.org)

Rebuild Haiti: A Benefit Concert for Haitian Relief – Tues, Jan. 19; Lenny’s Bar – 486 Decatur Street Atlanta, 30312 – 7pm to 12am; Tickets: $8 at the door. (100% Profits will be Donated to The Haitian Alliance for the Haitian Relief efforts); For more information, visit http://www.unitedforjamaica.org.

Six bands participate in A Night of live Reggae and feel-good music. Monetary and in kind donation boxes will be accepted. Please see: http://www.TransformHaiti.org for list of needed items.

FRI, JAN. 22 – “Happy Hour for Haiti” hosted by Shanti Das, Frank Ski, Kwanza Hall, Devyne Stephens, Ryan Glover, Shante Paige & More UPTOWN – (201 Courtland St, Atlanta GA 30303) 6pm – 10pm Donation: $10 Proceeds to benefit Wyclef Jean’s “YELE” foundation for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

NEW YORK:

The Haitian Memorial Foundation and WEEN are seeking volunteers to donate and gather supplies as well as travel to Haiti to assist in the global relief effort.

To offer your help/resources, call I. Maxime Auguste at (914)7513303. You can drop-off emergency supplies at the HMF office at 435 South Broadway, Suite #1, Yonkers NY 10705. http://www.haitianmemorialfoundation.org.

• Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, Lakou New York, and MUDHA (Movement of DominicanHaitian Women) are organizing immediate delivery of first aid relief. Please Donate: FINANCIAL SUPPORT, FIRST AID SUPPLIES, PERSONAL HYGIENE GOODS, DRY FOODS (NO CANNED FOODS PLEASE), TEA LIGHT CANDLES AND AA & D BATTERIES.CALL (718) 735-4660 FOR MORE INFO.

• NYC: I AM HAYITI Haiti solidarity fundraiser Fri. Jan. 22, 6:30pm @ Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute, 408 West 58th St., New York, NY 10019, (212) 307-7420. Feat. Kalunga Neg Mawon, Tiga Jean Baptiste and T’Chaka, and DJ Laylo on the 1s and 2s.

ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS:

If you’re in the New York area on Monday, January 18, you can drop off emergency supplies at the Benefit Bash for Haiti hosted by Patty Laurent, Mona Scott-Young, Daphnee Duplaix, Wiener Milien (NYC TV), the Heavy Hitters, I. Maxime Auguste (Haitian Memorial Foundation) and more. Location: Crimson (formerly Strata), 915 Broadway, New York, NY 10010. For more information call 212-844-9829 or email pattylaurent.signature@gmail.com.

The Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) presents WEEN for Haiti: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 5-11 p.m. at Katra Lounge (217 Bowery Street) in New York City. All proceeds collected will go directly to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti foundation & Doctors without Borders, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

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Comments

  • http://esaw@rock.com REAL TALK

    WELL THEIRS 1 NAME YOU NEED TO TAKE OF THE LIST YELE

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  • http://esaw@rock.com REAL TALK

    YOU NO I DONT NO IF YELE DOING THIS OR NOT
    BUT WYCLEF YALL CANT BE DOIN THE OLD 1 FOR U
    3 FOR US TRICK,BE HONEST LETS ALL HELP
    REAL REAL TALK.

  • take wycleff offf

    Did my own investorgation and haiti government has been paying wyclef for years plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://copthat.com CLICK ME PLEASE!!

    wyclef is sincere.

  • Hannibal

    I DONATED SOME SHOE STRINGS, I AIN’T GIVIN THEM ANY MONEY, IT’S A RECESSION!

  • me

    I aint giving nothing either. They need to ask their voo doo God for help and see how far they get. They are ungrateful, sinful group of people..they gets NOTHING from me! Swim to Florida and get a fukin job

  • monica

    every other island in the carribean is doin there thing and doing good for themselves why cant haitian ppl do the same they seriously need to stop doin what they doin and find god

  • Hannibal

    WY-THEFT JEAN!

  • SEXY

    I HEARD KIM KARDASHIAN DIED TODAY…IS THAT TRUE????????????

  • abdullah muhammad

    thats real talk wyclef getting rich off the poor dont give him a dime. and i could careless about that voodoo nation. they been free for 100 years and are still dirt poor and live like animals even before the quake. i say bulldoze the whole country and turn it into a beach resort. not worth saving

  • MISDEMEANOR

    Man some of your people on here are really, really cruel. Not everyone in that country is into that practice. This must be a lot of racist red neck republicans on here today. Sad, just sad.

  • VISION

    Lets not be dumb people, You know when we organize anything you can expect a disaster. Wyclefs foundation, who knows where that money goes.

    DONATE ALL MONEY:

    RED CROSS and UNICEF

    They have a great track record, have been doing this for years, and the money goes to where it should go..TO HELP HAITI.

  • SEXY

    **just ship em all to the USA an give em free housing & foodstamps & fema money an let them live off our taxes!!!

  • Ciara Lee

    I am Haitian and have been Haitian my whole life. My parents, both Sunday school teachers, are also Haitian and have been Haitian all of their lives. My grandparents, both sides, were prayer warriors and faithful servants of God. Oh, and yes, they were Haitian too. Why do I say this? Because I am and have always been a Christian…from Haiti. So yes, while some Haitians do practice voodoo, not all of us do. Have respect. We (including all of you haters on here) are all, regardless of how we live and practice religion, children of God.

  • Redd Tony

    How does a 7.0 earthquake not do the same damage to the adjacent country next to it the size of Maryland?

    The earthquake was man driven and not by nature…

  • Redd Tony

    Dont give your money to the shady azz Red Cross. You see how they squandered the Katrina Money. If anything send a care package!!!!

  • Isis

    Wyclef is the only charity that the people of haiti have truly felt and the only chairty that has made sure the funds went directly to the people . The red cross is a corporate run charity that wants to steal the money and wyclef’s mission is putting a debt on their selfish agendas.

  • Da Real

    Let’s not be ignorant! Show compassion for our hurt people. We are all connected historical and share a common ancestry. Don’t continue down the road of division and self hate. Lift up – not tear down. Support the people of Haiti.
    ONE!

  • LaBori

    For all the people on this thread making ignorant, hateful comments about Haitians- You should be ashamed of yourselves. These are fellow human beings, innocent people, who are suffering. They include the elderly and the very young- two of the most vulnerable segments of the population. It could easily have been your grandparents, or sons/daughters, nieces/nephews. Have a heart and show some compassion. If you have nothing nice to say in the wake of this catastrophe, then SHUT THE HELL UP!

  • I Am Legend

    ok

  • Ray Realtalk

    Keep Haiti in your prayers.

  • UrAnIdiot

    I feel truly awful for the innocents that this tragedy affects.

  • monica

    haiti needs jesus so dont act like haitians are so holy give me a break i donated money and happy i did but until they stop there wicked ways shyt never goin to get better and instead of hatin on ppl with opinions in here why dont the haitians in here go back home help there fellow haitians

  • mj is king,so invincible

    No more propaganda, no more lies , let the truth come forth.Lies run sprints truth runs marathon.Haitis economy did not fail through mismanagement and corruption or voodoo but by a very aggressive alliance between western europe and the united states.

    On january 1,1804 Haiti declared their independence and drafted their own constitution.France refused to accept it and branded them an illegal state.
    America sided with France, and the British who were in talks with France to buy ownership title to Haiti also supported France. soo at Haitis birth, they were ostracised and denied access to world trade, finance and developemental assistance. In isolation Hatis economy started to suffer and crumble.

  • http://mypregnancyplace.com Dr. Robert Rainer

    The Haiti tragedy has served as a litmus test of generosity of nations around the world. Israel has done a phenomenal job with both supplies and man power. I applaud them. Other nations and people that elect to quibble on the sidelines over incidental nonsense, stand in the way of progress. Give dollars to the red cross. Your generosity returns to you a thousand fold.

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