NOTE: At present, experts agree that the best way for individuals to contribute to relief efforts in Haiti is by donating money to a relief organization. Though volunteers and supplies may be needed in the future, funds to keep relief workers functioning on the ground is the overwhelming request right now. To donate money please click HERE.
In the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquake, here are some organizations that are collecting clothing and shoes.
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CHARITIES DELIVERING CLOTHES TO HAITI:
FASHION DELIVERS is asking businesses, individuals, and shops to send excess unused socks, underwear, sheets, lightweight clothing, shorts, blankets or throws, sneakers, t-shirts, and sandals. According to Refinery29.com, products will begin arriving in Haiti by early next week. Call 212-629-6700 or email email@example.com for drop-off information.
FOOT SOLUTIONS, on behalf of Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in desperate need, is asking the public to drop off their gently used shoes at any of their 240 worldwide locations and or contribute monetary donations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, according to their press release. Visit www.FootSolutions.com or call 1-888-FIT-FOOT to find the participating location nearest you.
SHOES2SHARE, has launched Operation: The Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort (T.H.E.R.E.) in an effort to collect 10,000 pairs of shoes. They're especially looking for workboot donations, as well as sneakers and dress shoes. The group is also collecting medical and infant supplies, as well as toiletries, blankets, socks, flashlights and water, among other items. Visit www.shoes2share.com for more information.