Iâ€™m at a loss for words over the magnitude of destruction in Haiti. A country that was devastatingly poor to begin with has suffered a blow so significant itâ€™s hard to believe they will recover.
Like many of you spare cash is a bit of a luxury these days. But I look at my house, meager as it is and am thankful that I have lights, heat and food on my table. And my family is intact â€“ Iâ€™m not waiting, wondering if my children are trapped in their shattered school.
Since Valentines Day is coming up, what better way to show LOVE than to gather some funds for the relief effort in Haiti.
I have two ways of giving back to YOU for your donation:
1) Email me a copy of your donation receipt of at least $50 from a relief organization listed below and receive a free mini session for Valentines Day.
2) Book a mini session ($75) and the entire profit will go towards collecting donations to send to aid groups specifically targeting mothers and babies.
(Right now their infrastructure cannot handle in-kind donations so this will be an ongoing collection for a few months.)
My three top organizations are:
Doctors without Borders – http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
International Red Cross –http://www.icrc.org
Partners in Health – http://www.pih.org
It might feel like a drop in the bucket, but every dollar can help end some of the suffering these people are feeling. And part of me feels like we need to show a little more love, a little more kindness, a little more compassion… Hug your kids a little longer, smile at someone on the street, take a moment to be kind and show someÂ love – we never know what will happen tomorrow.
*Mini valentines sessions are 20 minute sessions, one location and 25 mini valentines cards for your child to distribute at school. You must complete your session by February 7th to get your cards in time.
You must be in the North Bay to take advantage of the session!