Monday, January 25, 2010

Giving and Getting

So this earthquake in Haiti is a disaster of epic proportions and watching the footage on television just makes my stomach lurch.  The damage is so vast I'm not sure how volunteers know where to begin.  Many of you have probably already made donations to Haiti relief through various different charities (and if you're still looking for one, may I recommend UMCOR?  100% of donations go to Haiti--just go to  I don't know how to make sense of that kind of devastation, but the outpouring of generosity and efforts to help those in need offer some sense of hope.

So, if you happen to be in the market for some personalized correspondence cards to go on living your privileged, first-world life, and at the same time you feel guilty about buying such trivialities when so many people in Haiti have nothing, here's an opportunity to assuage some of that first-world guilt by getting some cards and having the proceeds go to a good cause.

A stationary company in St. Louis called Two Blue Doors is currently selling personalized cards (20 cards for $25) and donating all proceeds to the American Red Cross.

David will soon begin the job search process for administrative positions, so I ordered some for him to send as thank you notes after interviews.  It's one of those times when having a unique last name can certainly be an advantage (not that he needs any help being memorable, right?).  

The cards are cute, the price is right, and the help needed is so great.  Just thought I'd spread the word...

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