Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Savvy Tips: Shopping For Haiti

It's hard to believe it's been over a month since the tragic, life-altering earthquake that has impacted the people of Port-au-Prince.  While the needs are still great in Haiti, the outpour of donation has dwindled over the past few weeks. 

Since I love to shop, I've been searching to find companies and designers who are donating a percentage of their sales to help various charities supporting the Haitian Relief Efforts. Here are some of the ones I've found so far.

Beauty & FragranceTen-percent of proceeds from the sale of Bond No9’s The Scent of Peace ($210) will be donated to assist parts of Haiti that have been effected by the earthquake. Click here to view the press release.  This fragrance can be purchased from Bond No9 stores in New York and Saks Fifth Avenue locations worldwide. Click here to purchase from Saks Fifth Avenue

Bliss is selling their glamour gloves to show their support to lending a helping hand to Haiti -- Seventy Five (75) percent of their $48 gloves (which moisturize your hands and are reusable) will go to help Haitian children. Click here to purchase

TechnologyFor the tech-savvy, App Relief, a group of iPhone application developers, will contribute anywhere from 50- to100-percent of their sales to the American Red Cross. Available through their website and the iTunes store. Click here to purchaseApparel
The Fame Monster
with a big heart, Lady Gaga is donating 100-percent of the proceeds from this Special Edition T-Shirt ($27) to Hatian Relief.
Click here to purchaseAccessoriesHavaiana, my favorite flip flop maker (whenever I actually wear them) are offering a colorful, limited edition flip flops. Thirty (30) percent of proceeds from the "Little Birds" print sandals will be donated directly to the Red Cross through March 1. (Havaianas Slim Little Birds Sandals, $30, at Click here to purchase

-- My personal favorite because I love these reusable bags. The FEED Project presents their latest project, the FEED Haiti Fund.  It has been established to support school feeding so that kids can get back to school and receive a daily school meal.

Their newest FEED Haiti 50 Bag, launched last Tuesday February 9, will provide 50 school meals to kids in Haiti through the UN World Food Program. Along with the FEED Haiti 50 bag, now through June any FEED 1 or FEED 2 bag purchased at will have the bag’s donation go to their FEED Haiti Fund to provide even more school meals for Haitian kids.

Another Opportunity toShop for Haiti. Purchase a Tent for a homeless family.

Don't forget about Shaun King of Atlanta's Courageous Church.  He's asking people to purchase tents to be donated to the people of Haiti.  Currently many of them are forced to live under plastic tarps which will not protect them from the elements, especially with the approaching rainy and hurricane seasons.

For more information about his cause, click here. To purchase a waterproof tent from, click here and have it shipped to the address below:

Courageous Church
Attn: Shaun King
1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 560
Atlanta, GA 30309

1 comment:


    The Courageous Church is no longer accepting Tents but they've listed the below contacts who are STILL accepting tents.

    If you have ANY questions regarding drop-off locations please contact:

    Ms. Esther Ortiz directly @ 305-761-4476
    You can also reach her on Twitter @EstheriOrtiz
    Email @

    For questions regarding the cargo ship please contact:

    Ms. Kimberly Brooke
    Twitter: @KimberlyBrooke
    Phone: 443.398.5294


    8902 citrus village Dr. #201
    Tampa, Florida 33626
    813-428-1111 (Megan Duncan)
    Call when you are on your way!

    2301 Ingram Ave.
    Sarasota, FL 34232
    813-428-1111 (Megan Duncan)
    Call when you are on your way!

    West Pines Community Church
    21113 Johnson St. STE 120
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
    Drop off hours: 9-5
    For after hours donations call us: 954-432-0321.

    J-R Custom Mica Furniture
    411-H NW 132nd Street
    Opa Locka, FL 33054
    Drop-Off Hours: 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Attn: Jesus Travieso