Lemonade, Lemonade

January 17, 2010

We picked up Moo this morning after a sleepover at Nana and Gramps’ house (so we could finally see Avatar last night – Wow!  Yowza!  And yet, I think I still liked Star Trek and District 9 better…)  We drove home the long way, through the neighborhood where we hope to live by the time Moo starts kindergarten, and as we drove by her hopefully-one-day school, three kids appeared on the sidewalk, holding signs and yelling.

“Lemonade!  Lemonade!  Just like Grandma made!”  one boy shouted, while another waved a sign that read, “All money goes to Haiti.”

Of course we stopped.  And paid a little extra for the good cause.

But we’d like to do something a little bit more than just buy three cups of lemonade (those kids have a  great mom, I think).  So I’m wondering where others have donated, and if anyone has any advice.  There are so many places to donate, I don’t know which one to pick.  We want one where, hopefully, all the money will go directly to help Haitians.  I’d love some suggestions!

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One Response to “Lemonade, Lemonade”

  1. Millie Says:

    Phyll and I would recommend UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) who are actually “on the ground” in Haiti and lost their national leader in a freak accident, or the Red Cross. Both groups put 100% of what is donated as designated for a specific cause to that cause. UMCOR works on apportionments from churches so donations go direct. I don’t know exactly how Red Cross does it, but they get 100% to the cause as well. Millie


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