Saturday, January 23, 2010

The PHS and HOPE FOR HAITI



I don't think there's anyone in the world who isn't horrified about the devastation in Haiti right now.  Last night, HOPE FOR HAITI was broadcast throughout the world, featuring over a hundred celebrities raising money for the cause.  But this isn't a one night only fundraiser, and you can still help if you haven't already. 

All musical performances will be available for purchase for $.99 per song through the Apple® iTunes® Store beginning Saturday, January 23, with all proceeds benefiting Haiti relief funds managed by “Hope for Haiti Now” charities.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and United Nations World Food Programme have joined the list of relief organizations that will benefit from “Hope for Haiti Now,” which also includes Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Yele Haiti Foundation. Proceeds from “Hope for Haiti Now” will be split evenly among each organization’s individual funds for Haiti earthquake relief.


You can call the numbers above or text to still donate, or visit iTunes to download your favorite performances.  To see videos of the event, check out the MTV news page

Huge thanks to Arlene Garcia at Universal for giving us the heads up about how we can still contribute and make a difference.

3 comments:

  1. Canadians should go to http://www.canadaforhaiti.com to donate so that they get a tax receipt and because the Canadian government will match your donation dollar for dollar until February 12th.

    The Canada for Haiti special that aired last night from 7-8pm in all time zones raised $9.4 million dollars, so $18.8 million in total with government matching funds. Pretty awesome for a country of our size!

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  2. I got my first ipod for Christmas and I've yet to buy any tunes for it - what a nice way to start.

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