I know all eyes are on Haiti and yes they need our help. Remember there are organizations right here that are gettig the job done a $5.00 donation once a month doesn't hurt anyone. What's that a latte? If a 1000 of us donated that $5.00 on a regular basis then these small organizations that are getting the job done can continue. Heck take $25.00 a month and spread it around. Start your kids in the habit of giving by having them make a $5.00 donation once a month, its a great feeling and a wonderful habit to teach them when they are young.
During Hurricane Katrina we donated a BILLION Dollars to the Red Cross. Have you heard anything else about it?
Here are three great organizations that know how to stretch a dollar.
http://baitulsalaam.net/ Domestic Violence Shelter in Georgia. This lady had been working in the DV movement for years way before it become popular.
http://www.culturalcup.com/ Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona The food bank was started out of this lady's livingroom because she saw a need and felt she had to do something.
http://www.singletonmoms.org/ This organization should be copied around the country. They provide support for single moms with cancer.