Friday, January 15, 2010

My cart for Haiti

I wanted to make this post separate from Food friday because it's important.

I don't think I need to tell anyone about the terrible tragedy that struck Haiti this week. I know that when something like that happens, I tend to feel so powerless but I do want to help.

And the one thing everyone can do to help is to donate. I've spent the past few weeks thinking about the Ravelympics and I had a few projects in mind. Of course, anytime I think "new projects" I think new yarn so I had filled my Knitpicks cart with yarn and notions and I was thinking of ordering soon.

This morning and I emptied my cart and gave the money to Doctors without borders. I'll knit from my stash for the Ravelympics. I'm not saying you all have to do the same, but since a lot of people are thinking about helping right now, I figured I'd share my idea.

If you want to donate, here are a few sites you can go to (they're Canadian, but you can find the equivalent to most of them in your country):

Doctors without borders
CECI - Centre d'études et de coopération internationale
Red Cross
UNICEF


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4 comments:

kate-the-enabler said...

what a great idea Caroline. :) Good way to do it. Cheers!

Maryse said...

Then you must feel good about yourself! Those poor people... it's the least we can do... And I'm sure you will have satisfaction knitting from your stash as well ;-)

Jenny said...

Caroline - my DH and I also contributed to Doctors without borders. I would love to buy some more yarn as well, but really, do I need it? No. Thanks for the great idea.

Tara said...

What a great idea, Caroline! And don't feel powerless, every little bit helps, right?