On Tuesday, January 12th, a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, just an hour south of Miami, Florida. The quake nearly destroyed the capital, Port-au-Prince, and people around the world are lining up to do their part to help those in need.
In the effort to help the country in need, many companies like UPS and UNICEF are on the move. Another group who has been providing aid to the citizen of Haiti since 2008 is TOMS Shoes.
For the next 48 hours, TOMS will donate $5 to relief efforts in Haiti for any pair of shoes purchased from it’s official store.
Visit the TOMS store now to do your part.
In addition to the monetary donations made to Haiti via shoe purchases over the next 2 days, TOMS also helps helping the nation via donations under it’s “One for One” program, which translates to “giving a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased.” In February, there are over 30,000 pairs of canvas shoes scheduled for a drop in Haiti. Likewise, the TOMS team will also be assisting in Haitian rebuilding efforts on the ground.
If you would like to make a separate monetary donation to Haiti, we recommend Partners in Health, an NGO founded in Haiti in 1987 which has a great track record for making donations go as far as they can by allocating a high percentage of donated funds to relief efforts.