Monday, May 26, 2008

More ways to help Sichuan

Since I posted links to groups that are helping the rescue and recovery efforts in Sichuan, I have received a number of responses which, hearteningly, indicate that there is a lot of demand out there for more ways to give. One organization that looks really interesting is GlobalGiving, which makes giving money and time easy and transparent. They have been supporting Half the Sky's earthquake relief fund and created their own. Crucially, GlobalGiving makes sure that 85-90% of the funds you give are on the ground where you want them to be within 60 days, and they provide regular updates on how your money is being used. Very impressive stuff. Check out their website here.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Alexandra -thanks for the shout-out and positive words. So far we have had nearly 3,000 individual donors give over $335,000 to the Half the Sky Project...and several corporate partners are matching their employees' donations - adding another ~$75-80k.
The neat thing is that the Executive Director of HTS, Jenny Bowen, has been posting updates.

Thanks again
Donna @ GlobalGiving