Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Help in Haiti

I wanted to share an email I got from my friend, Cheryl. It's something I've heard of before but hadn't ever had anyone explain it to me. I thought the email was helpful! And such an easy way to help. If you have any questions about it, let me know and I'll ask Cheryl for you.


Dear Friends and Family,

As you know, I'm a supporter of Eternal Hope in Haiti, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) and Haiti NGO. As you can imagine in today's economy nonprofits are suffering as their supporters face hard economic times. The good news is that more than 900 of the top Internet retailers and travel sites including Amazon, eBay, Target, Apple, Expedia and more have joined forces with to donate part of every purchase to your favorite charity. Also Yahoo has teamed up with GoodShop's sister site,, to donate a penny to your cause every time you search the web. This is totally free as the money comes from advertisers. I hope you will join me in designating Eternal Hope in Haiti as your designated charity and using Good Search for searches and Good Shop or I Give for purchases. The searches work exactly the same, except money is donated by advertisers, and the purchases are at the same prices you would find from these retailers on-line, including sales!

It takes just a few seconds to go to, select your charity, and then click through to your favorite store and shop as usual. To give you a sense of how the money can add up, there are charities that have earned tens of thousands of dollars. Please tell 10 friends about GoodShop and GoodSearch today. They've been featured in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Oprah Magazine and more, but if you feel uncomfortable in any way, please check them out. I certainly did before recommending those sites to you.

Each time you search or shop on-line and you designate Eternal Hope in Haiti as your charity, you will be helping to provide food, clothing and housing for 48 medically fragile orphan children in Haiti. Please check out the web-site to see the faces of the children you will be helping. If you had a chance to meet these children, I am sure you would fall in love with them as I did. In a time that every little bit helps, please make your internet experience a blessing for others.

In His Service,
Cheryl Kniffen

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