How To Donate to Haiti on Your iPhone

There are times when we need to all band together and drop what we’re doing to help others. Sometimes we take what we have for granted and our “worries” are nothing compared to what’s happening on the ground in Haiti. After the destruction caused by that 7.0 magnitude earthquake, it’s time for us to step up and help.

Text Your Donations Right from Your Phone: Rogers and Bell

The Canadian Salvation Army has a program setup where you can quickly and easily text donations straight from your phone. They’ve teamed up with The Mobile Giving Foundation (non-profit) to make donations amazingly easy and simple. Your cellphone bill will be charged and 100% goes right to the Salvation Army.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Text “HAITI” to 45678 on your iPhone (or any phone)
2. You’ll receive a confirmation message. Reply with “YES”

Rogers and Fido customers can also donate to Partners in Health.

1. Text the word “HELP” to 1291

2. Reply with “YES”

3. $5 will be charged to your cellphone bill.

Telus will have a text program implemented by Friday.

I challenge everybody out there to donate $10 and to tell your friends and family to do the same. Every dollar counts–let’s get started now. All you have to do is give up two lattes or one meal to help!!!

The Canadian Government is Going to Match Your Donation

Here is a compiled list of other ways to help from CTV News.

Following is a list of links to Canadian organizations that have a track record of providing aid to Haiti:

  • Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian arm of the international aid and medical relief organization works around the world through the federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

click here to donate

  • Unicef Canada

This well-known organization’s is to raise funds to support UNICEF’s work for children in more than 150 countries and territories and build awareness among Canadians about the issues facing the world’s children.

Click here to donate

  • The Humanitarian Coalition

This group is a joint effort between Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, CARE Canada and Save the children. The humanitarian coalition is dedicated to a united response in cases of humanitarian crises.

Click here to donate

  • Plan Canada

Plan works to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty based around eight core areas: education, health, water and sanitation, protection, economic security, child participation, sexual health including HIV.

Click here to donate

  • Direct Relief International

This organization provides specifically requested medical resources to community-based organizations in 59 countries.

Click here to donate

  • Doctors Without Borders

This international organization focuses on emergency medical relief in areas where there is no medical infrastructure or where the existing one cannot withstand the pressure to which it is subjected.

Click here to donate

  • United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto

This Jewish group is seeking donations and has already sent $45,000 to IsraAid: The Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, to support search and rescue efforts in Haiti. The group is sending a team that includes medical staff, to Haiti.

Click here to donate

  • Salvation Army

This Christian organization is asking Canadians with Rogers and Bell cellphones to donate $5 or more by texting the word “haiti” to 45678. Donations can also be mailed or dropped off at local offices.

Click here to donate

  • World Vision Canada

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization that works with children, families and communities around the world to deal with poverty and injustice.

Click here to donate

  • SOS Children’s Villages

This independent, non-governmental social development organization works to unite families, shape futures and develop communities and has been doing so since 1949.

Click here to donate

  • Samaritan’s Purse

This organization’s emergency relief programs provide assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease and famine, through provision of food, water and shelter.

Click here to donate

  • The Mennonite Central Committee

MCC’s work in Haiti over the past years has focused on reforestation and environmental education, human rights and advocacy for food security. MCC is responding to the Haiti earthquake with emergency assistance and long term reconstruction and trauma support.

Click here to donate

  • Mission Aviation Fellowship

Canadian branch of worldwide team of specialists, meeting the transportation and communications needs of overseas missions and relief and development organizations. They have a Canadian pilot in Haiti now.

Click here to donate

  • Centre d’etude et de cooperation internationale (CISC)

CISC is a private, not-for-profit corporation that fights poverty around the world, and has operations based in Haiti. The group’s head quarters are based in Montreal.

Click here to donate

  • FTC Canada

This Christian organization tackles hunger around the world, and has operations in Haiti, where it offers food and education to children.

Click here to donate

  • United Nations World Food Programme

While not a Canadian organization, the UN WFP is a major international agency devoted to fighting hunger around the world, and is voluntarily funded. It’s currently mobilizing all available resources to Haiti.

Click here to donate