This #GivingTuesday, we’re faced with a unique challenge...
#GivingTuesday was created as an antidote to the mass-consumerism of the holiday season. But this day of generosity is fast becoming a crowded and noisy space where thousands of nonprofits compete on the same day for donors' attention. On this day, your inbox is busier than Walmart on Black Friday as countless worthy causes send their appeals.
This year, the country in which we work - Haiti - has suffered another devastating natural disaster. Last month, Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti’s southwest, leveling cities and killing hundreds. Although many organizations were swift to respond, 1.4 million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid.
Our 40 primary schools and communities in Haiti's Central Plateau were spared the brunt of Matthew's destruction. Others weren't as lucky - hundreds of thousands are still desperate for food, shelter, clean water, and medicine.
This #GivingTuesday, don't give to us.
Rather than adding an appeal to the countless others, we’re highlighting the work of organizations still working on the frontlines of disaster relief. Your support can make a huge difference in Haiti during this time of immense need. Consider supporting one of these incredible organizations today:
Partners in Health - Partners in Health has worked to improve health care in Haiti for decades. This Giving Tuesday, your gift with be matched up to $350,000.
St. Boniface Haiti Foundation - SBHF is the leading healthcare provider in the devastated region with the only functioning referral hospital available to those affected.
Food for the Poor - This Giving Tuesday gifts for housing will be matched (up to $2 million) to help build homes for impoverished Haitian families who have been left homeless by Hurricane Matthew.
Tomorrow, we'll be back fundraising for the 10,000 students and 350 educators in our primary school network, investing in lasting impact through education.