Giving: Prints for Haiti

January 18, 2010

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Last week's earthquake in Haiti left me feeling a bit helpless at first. So many people suffering, so far away... Of course, there were a lot of organizations that could use my money to help the people of Haiti: Red Cross, UNICEF, CARE, Mercy Corps, etc. Some are even using SMS (in the US) to make it easier:

  • SMS text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
  • SMS text "YELE" to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti's Earthquake Relief efforts
  • SMS text "GIVE10" to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief

I personally jumped on the Google bandwagon, since they made it trivial to donate to UNICEF and CARE.

Update: You can also purchase the Hope for Haiti Now album, which features some amazing performances from the benefit concert on January 22, 2010. The complete track listing, with descriptions, is available at MTV's website.

For some reason, though, giving money just didn't seem like enough. So I began to think about other ways I could help and, even more importantly, how I could motivate others to give. Eventually I came up with this plan:

Through the end of January, I will donate the proceeds from every print sale on my personal website to the American Red Cross. So if you've had your eye on one of my photos, or if you're just looking to get a little bonus with your donation, now is the time. And if you would like the donation from your purchase to go to a specific charity, please just let me know.

All prints are prepared individually, and the images are hand-cropped as needed. I use Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper, which resists fingerprints and features excellent color reproduction, sharpness, and image quality. These prints should have an archival life of 100 years in a typical home display, or 200 years in dark storage. Shipping via US Mail is included in the price shown.

All photos are included in the offer, but here are a few of my favorites to get things going. Thank you in advance for your support.

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