Fun Ways to Get Kids to Help Haiti Earthquake Victims
Photo: A young injured earthquake survivor holds a piece of bread in a makeshift shelter in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti — Photo by The Associated Press
The earthquake in Haiti has been catastrophic. More than three million people have been affected, and estimates are that over 50,000 have died.
We have already asked you to donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting “HAITI” to 90999 or Call 1-800-REDCROSS. But you can also donate to other reputable nonprofits that are already staging and providing relief to Haiti such as the Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, and The Salvation Army.
To determine if your donation will be tax-exempt click here. Stop by tomorrow for more information to safely donating money to Haiti.
Here are fun ways to get children involved in raising money for this cause:
Help the children you care for, or their school, to form a hop-a-thon to raise money for Haiti earthquake victims. Invite the children’s friends and neighbors over to join in. Have adults pledge money per hop, and donate the earnings to the Red Cross or other reputable organization listed above. The children hop for one minute, with the adult timing the minute.
This is one of the most basic ways to raise money for charity. You will need to ask the school, religious organization, or boys or girls club for permission to ask parents and caregivers help children make baked goods and then buy them. All money generated should be donated to the Red Cross or other reputable charity for Haiti relief.
DROP YOUR CHANGE
I am sure you must have seen these donation boxes at the cash counters in stores where you shop. But you can extend this to school, church, college, and office canteens. Advertise with the school or organization telling children, parents, and caregivers to bring in their spare change to donate to Haiti earthquake relief.
What have you done to help the earthquake victims in Haiti? Any ideas on getting the kids involved?