I’ve been glued to the TV, newspaper and internet for information about Haiti. My heart is just broken for everyone. To see the photos of death and destruction… it quite literally makes my stomach turn.
I’m sure we’re all trying to find something to do. Trying to find some way to contribute and help.
Here’s one way — DONATE CLOTHING.
It’s easy. It’s something we can actually do. And it’s something that can actually be used. People have lost everything. EVERYTHING. Clothing seems like a drop in the bucket to donate… but it’s something that we all have the ability to do. I can’t imagine waking up one morning with nothing… family lost, friends lost, house destroyed, everything belong missing… it’s horrific. I was reading online yesterday that canned goods, clothing and everyday essentials (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap) are be asked for.
I went through all of our closets and drawers yesterday and put together a big bag of things.
My advice is to contact your local American Red Cross Chapter. They will tell you what they need and where to bring the items.
Fashion advice doesn’t always have to be about the latest trends and styles… there’s nothing like giving, especially right now in such a time of need.
**And BRAVO to some of the companies/brands out there that are donating profits to the Haiti. Yesterday the Daily Grommet gave 100% of their daily profits to the Red Cross Relief Efforts. Now that’s an amazing thing… !