We have been so encouraged and inspired by the support shown
by the One Day’s Wages community for our Haiti
Relief and Rebuild efforts
. Many individuals and groups have come up with
some creative and exciting ways to fundraise for Haiti.

Here are some examples:

Krochet Kids International // In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, all of the staff at KKI will be personally crocheting hats and selling them for $100 each on their website.  They will then match that $100 and present $200 to ODW for each hat sold. Hats for Haiti will be available January 27, 2010, and if you are interested in purchasing a hat, please visit: http://krochetkids.org/store.php

Elementary School
  // The students, parents, and staff at Marvista Elementary
School (located in Normandy Park, WA) make up a community that seeks to reach
out to others in need. They have all expressed their concerns and grief over
the tragedy in Haiti. Together,
they have set out to raise $5,000 as a school
community for Haiti Relief and Rebuild efforts. Take a moment to hear from some
of the students why they believe this is important.

Numerous churches have raised funds for our Haiti Fund. For example, Binnerri Church, in Richardson Texas, is an active church that is working for justice both in their
own community and around the world. They have decided to partner with One Day’s
Wages by setting a goal to raise $5,000 for ODW’s Haiti Relief and Rebuild
efforts. Visit their ODW Community Page.

Other creative ways for compassion:

  • One member hosted a poker tournament and donated the
  • Another member hosted a dinner party and invited the guests to donate
    to the Haiti fund.
  • One author auctioned off her autographed books.
  • A member and his friends chipped in to to place this ad in the Seattle Times for ODW. 

We are so honored by the creativity and commitment of One
Day’s Wages members. If you or the organization/company/club/church that you
are involved with are interested in hosting an event or drive for the Haiti
Relief and Rebuild Fund, please email: kate@onedayswages.org.

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