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From Francesca’s Inbox: Good Deeds Edition | Manolo for the Big Girl

From Francesca’s Inbox: Good Deeds Edition

Francesca must hand it to Coldwater Creek. They sent a letter to their email list asking patrons to please make donations toward relief in Haiti.  Not “buy stuff from us, and also donate to Haiti,” not “buy stuff from us and we will give a portion of the proceeds to Haiti.” Just a letter that said “we, the employees of Coldwater Creek, are giving money to help Haiti and we hope you will too.” It was refreshingly . . . nice. They linked to several organizations which are taking and channeling relief funds, including:

American Red Cross

Doctors Without Borders

Mercy Corps

DesignerShoes.com, too, came through with a request for Haitian relief. They have partnered with Soles for Souls, asking that people donate their new or gently-used shoes to be sent to Haiti. In particular they are looking for durable sandals and sneakers, and children’s shoes. Information about how to donate your shoes is here.

3 Responses to “From Francesca’s Inbox: Good Deeds Edition”

  1. annie January 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    American has sent over 100 million dollars to Haiti already. Some of that was my money, some of it was yours. I gave at the office.

  2. LL January 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    I did the Red Cross text while I watched my Saints beat the tar out of the Cardinals. I need to do a closet purge anyway – I’m sure I have some useful shoes in there that I can send.

  3. All Women Stalker January 19, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    It’s wonderful how establishments are doing this sort of thing. It’s very refreshing to see this kind of camaraderie in a world that is seemingly full of hate.