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18 January 2010

Because Every Little Bit Helps

All this week I've been trying to think about what I can do to support the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. Several days ago I made a small donation to our local Red Cross, but I feel absolutely compelled to do more. I feel it in my heart.

Inspired by the always fabulous OhMommy of Classy Chaos fame, I ask all of you lovely readers to say hello, leave a comment, delurk & introduce yourselves:

I will donate $1 per person/comment (cap at 100) to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Haitian quake relief effort. I will also do my very best to find a local business to match this donation.

Thank you all so much for your support -- every little bit helps.

Note: I shall leave this post up til Jan 25th before making my dontation -- thank you for the comments! Keep spreading the word!


Update: Thank you to everyone who commented in support of Haiti! I have decided to DOUBLE the comments and will be donating not $46, but $92 to the Canadian Red Cross. Merci & much love.


Blogger Madison said...

Great idea Desiree, and you're absolutely right: every little bit counts.

January 18, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger stephdiaz said...

Yea, this is a great idea!!! I've been trying to get persuade my dad to text to UNICEF number. Every little bit does help!!! =)

January 18, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger JJ Keith said...

Eff yeah! This is beautiful. Thank you so much.

I might kidnap this idea myself.

January 19, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Nadia said...

What a wonderful idea! I too may use it myself :).

January 19, 2010 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger Zen said...

Dear Desiree, it's so so kind of you. I've been reading your blog since you were still pregnant with Gretchen. I enjoy reading your little space here, each post of yours is beautiful and with so much love. The internet provide such essential platform for people from different parts of the world to connect, how amazing. ^_^ Thanks for sharing! It's really good to contribute, little bits of efforts count, really. Not only in terms of donation, but the positive thoughts, the silent prayers counts too.

January 19, 2010 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger jasmine said...

such a beautiful idea, desiree and so very generous of you. :)

January 19, 2010 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Sunny Rising Leather said...

Perfect :)


January 19, 2010 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Luv2CUSmile said...

You have a big heart to do this and I hope you can reach your 100 comments for such a great cause.

January 19, 2010 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger Caitlin Kenny said...

What a wonderful idea. Good luck making it to one hundred. :)

January 19, 2010 at 2:39 AM  
Blogger SquiggleMum said...

Great idea. And you're right.. every little bit helps. xx

January 19, 2010 at 3:14 AM  
Blogger disenchanted said...

aw, happy donating, i dont know fi you got my tweet, so i'll add to you on here, ive put up some of the gluten and dairy free recipes i have written down for you to play with if you like, i usually just cook with what ive got, i dont tend to thin anymore, so next time im cooking, ill try write it down and bung it on there xx

January 19, 2010 at 5:19 AM  
Blogger OHmommy said...

This is wonderful. Every bit does help. :) Yay!

January 19, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

This is a great idea! Also: your painting has been in the mail for some time now. You should be getting it this week if customs doesnt hold it up too long!

- Rox.

January 19, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Selene said...

Bravo! :)

January 19, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Sarah Nicole said...

This is a great idea! So sweet and generous.

January 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger jordan said...

i'm here - good on you des, great idea!

January 19, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Fabulous idea. Fabulous blog. Fabulous Desiree. :)

January 19, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Ameya said...

Hiya! Fellow young AP mama here, delurking =)

love your photos, btw :)

January 19, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger ~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Absolutely wonderful idea!!


January 19, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

What a wonderful idea!

January 19, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
OpenID heatherica said...

This is so wonderful. Seeing everyone come together really is amazing. Thank you.

January 19, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Amy {Mom Spark/Mom Made That!} said...

You rock for doing this!!

January 19, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Jessie Kaitlin said...

Great idea! thank you :)

January 19, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger My Girl Thursday said...

Brilliant Des! This is such a good idea.

January 19, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger .letting go said...


January 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger melis said...

Hi there. I went to Trent the same time you did but we don't know each other. I was interested in your blog and have been lurking ever since. You should be proud of yourself for doing this, and I decided I will also make a contribution to a charity. Every little bit helps - very true.

January 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Elly Rarg said...

You are amazing! I have so much admiration for you :)

January 19, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

what a lovely idea!

January 19, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Deanna said...

what a wonderful idea! you have a beautiful heart!

January 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Conan Branch said...

Great idea!

January 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Julie Morris said...

Nicely Done Desiree

January 19, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

You totally rock! So inspiring as well. Hope this spreads.

January 20, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Zi said...

This is a great idea! I truly hope you're able to find a local business to match your donation :) Good luck to you!

January 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Choppa181 said...

Des, this is a very heart felt idea, i commend you for it.

January 20, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love the idea! Everything helps! I can't belive they had another after shock today, its so sad!!

January 20, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Christina Edwards said...


January 20, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Jasie VanGesen said...

excellent cause.

January 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
OpenID moondrunk said...

What a great idea! :) You already know me though - moondrunk from Livejournal. My Lily was born 1/31 and you & I met in LJ "pregnant."

January 20, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger nichole said...

amazing - shine on.

January 20, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

you are right, every little bit helps.

January 21, 2010 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Karen Jean said...

It really is a wonderful idea, my dear <3

January 22, 2010 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Shanley Knox said...

fabulous idea! we just adopted from haiti, and i've been several times. thank you so much for doing this!

January 23, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Tabetha said...

Every little bit does help!

January 24, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger elsa.elsa said...

Somehow I missed this post! You're right, every little bit helps!

January 25, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger katevp-a said...

good on you desiree!!

January 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Kait said...

Lovely idea!

January 25, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

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