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!


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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