The following lists represents charities that have been repeatedly cited as reputable by the mainstream media. Always cross-reference your decisions with a charitable watchdog sites like Charity Navigator:
– Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to “Save the Children” and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880
– UNICEF. Go online to unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800) 4UNICEF.
– American Red Cross. Text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10, visit redcross.org or call (800) REDCROSS.
– Haiti Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund. Visit savethechildren.org.
– Direct Relief International. Donate online at directrelief.org.
– World Food Programme. Visit wfp.org/donate/haiti.
– Mercy Corp. Go online to mercycorps.org or mail checks to Haiti Earthquake Fund, Dept. NR, PO Box 2669, Portland, Ore. 97208 or call (888) 256-1900
– The Clinton Foundation. Text “Haiti” to 20222 to donate $10 or go to clintonfoundation.org.
– New York’s Catholic parishes will take a collection this weekend and forward the money to Catholic Relief Services for aid work in Haiti.
– The Caribbean-American Federation of Chaplains is accepting medical supplies, nonperishable food and water at its office, 1452 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.
– The Haitian Consulate of New York. Deposit funds at Chase Bank in account No. 761549039. The consulate is also looking for doctors to go to Haiti. If interested, call (212) 697-9767.
– The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City will forward donations to the appropriate agencies. Call 311 or go to nyc.gov.
– Text Yele. Wyclef Jean is urging donors to text ‘Yele’ to 501501 and make a $5 contribution to the relief effort over cell phone. Click here to get more information via Wyclef’s Twitter page.