Help and Hope for Haiti

What happened in Haiti this past Tuesday is devestating. Watching the news every night is heart wrenching as I see pictures of children without their families and all the destruction that has taken place in this country.

After seeing what Ree and Alice did on their blogs, I was inspired to do something too. Because I am only 23, and have very little extra income my parents are helping me out on this one and we will be donating together! (they are amazing… I don’t know what I would do without them and all their support in everything I do) For every comment that is left on this post, we will donate 50 cents to Doctors without Borders. This charity is one of my favorites and I love what they do. (at one point in time… before I became obsessed with the kitchen… I was pre-med in college and always dreamed of working with Doctors without Borders in different countries)

So leave your warm wishes and prayers in the comments and then next Friday, my family and I will make a donation on behalf of everyone that commented and showed their support.

Haiti is going to need continuous support for a very long time. Once the news stops running these segments and the papers start to write about other happenings in the world, donations will still need to be made, so if you can’t afford to make a donation now maybe you will be able to help in the near future. Even the smallest amount could help in saving a life by getting clean water, bandages or basic food neccesities.

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  1. Great idea Gaby… keep the survivors, their families and all volunteers in your hearts and prayers.

  2. It is so cool that you are doing this. Hope all is well. My prayers and thoughts are with everyone in Haiti and beyond. This has inspired me to do more!

  3. So kind of you and your parents! It is tragic what happened over there and I hope they can rebuild and wind up stronger than ever before.

  4. Well done Gaby – picked up your link from Michelle @ thursday night smackdown. Have added you to my favs

  5. Such a great idea Gaby, this is absolutely amazing. I’m telling everyone to come here and comment:)

  6. That’s wonderful! I’m adding you to my links right now. Visit me if you can because my donor is giving $10 for every comment left on my blog (govt organization that can afford it).

  7. Thank you for doing this. And just as a reminder to everyone (not because you haven’t heard it, but maybe you haven’t done it yet) you can donate $10 to the Red Cross via cell phone by texting the word HAITI to 90999.

    Every cell phone carrier (in the US) is waiving the fees if you choose to do so.

    Additionally, if you text the word YELE to 501501 to the organization Yele Haiti (started by musician Wyclef Jean) to donate $5.

  8. What a fantastic joint effort this is…. peace be with all of you and foremost, the people in Haiti..

  9. Hi Gaby…
    Great idea! A chef on the East Coast is having a fund raiser ….HUGE….let’s think of something that our chef friends can do together, also.

  10. I love Doctors without Borders. I already donated $20 to them and another $10 to red cross. The people of Haiti are going to need all the help they can get. Thanks for doing this.

  11. When I turned on the radio yesterday, the first sentence I heard was “Tens of thousands are feared dead.” By noon I was hearing numbers of 40 and 50 thousand. By the end of the the day, estimates of 140 thousand. As stressful as my life is right now, I have huge gratitude for my family, the roof over my head, and the rest of a long list. Life in Haiti on a good day is hard. Poverty is a life-degrading force, and it touches everyone in Haiti. Even though I am not much of a pray-er, I offer prayers to those affected by the earthquake, and hope it reaches them. Thanks to you and your parents for doing this, as I can not afford to give much on my own right now.

  12. It’s a great thing you and your family are doing; similar challenge going on my blog. Thank you, and God bless you as well as those poor folks in Haiti.

  13. LOVE IT, Gaby! I’d love to help too. I’ll match 10 cents for every comment (including mine of course) for the next 30 days! I wish I could do more but I’m not working much right now. Let’s work on getting the word out!

  14. This is great Gaby and thank you also to your parents! I am going to have my kids, Nick and Emily, post a note as well for I think it is very important that they realize that there are less fortunate people in this world and that anything we can do to help really matters!

  15. Gaby this is such a wonderful thing you and your family are doing. The good karma will be returned to you and everyone who has donated to help with the earthquake relief. Thank you.

  16. Nice work, Gaby. Every little bit does help. Our hearts go out to the citizens and people of Haiti and those who were affected by the earthquake.

  17. Thanks to you and your awesome parents!! It is just amazing to see so much generosity! It is my prayer that Haiti will come out of this stronger and better!!

  18. Thanks for doing this. I donated through the American Jewish World Service and am glad that a comment here will lead to more donations for Haiti!

  19. I’m really close to your age…and get a lot of help from my parents, too, so I hear you! ;-) Got here from another blog doing a similar comment-thing. You guys are all wonderful.

  20. It’s terrifying what happened in Haiti. It is so great to have everyone pitch in and do what they can to help! Thanks for doing this, Gaby.

    I almost went to pre-med to be a doctor so I can help make a change. Doctors Without Borders is one of the charities I support on a regular basis and I’m so glad you picked them!

  21. Hi Gaby,

    I found your blog 2 days ago. It’s really great. Your post is a great idea to raise some money for Haiti. I can only say THANK YOU!

    from Budapest, Hungary

  22. That’s wonderful! Thank you for your idea to make a contribution and thank you to your parents! I will enjoy browsing around your blog now!

  23. Gabby, My niece Marie Cacciatore turned me on to your website. Beautiful and delicious. And now, this support for the Haitians. You are one of those people who is generous of spirit. It is in every part of you.
    You inspire.

  24. What a great idea Gaby! I’ll be forwarding this to everyone I know so as to inspire them to do a little something as well. Keep up the good work!

  25. Wow, good for you. My heart has been breaking for those struggling in Haiti. Thanks for doing what you can to help.

    I’m glad to have discovered your blog!

  26. Good work Gaby!
    It is so devastating to watch, and now another quake. Although it looks impossible to fix from where we sit, the Haitians are resilient people and they will forge ahead, and they will need lots of help. Thank you for your pledge! xox Mary & Carter

  27. I was directed here from Corey of Watching the Waters. I am amazed by what you’re doing here and had to comment! Throw 50 cents in the bucket for my comment. Let’s all keep Haiti in our thoughts and prayers.

  28. We send our love and healing thoughts to the people of Haiti and to those that, like you give from their hearts. Our local bakery is also donating all proceeds this Sunday to the Doctors without Borders.

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