January 5, 2011

(Continuing to) Help Heal Haiti

All too often we (by which I mean all of us - individuals, charities, governments and corporations) give generously when disasters are grabbing 24-hour coverage, but lose interest when the news crews move on.

Nearly one year has passed since the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, leaving more than 1 million people homeless in Port-au-Prince and damaging or destroying 85 percent of the country's schools. The plight of Haiti's population has fallen from the front pages, but it remains perilous.

Yet, even though the promise of congratulatory headlines has long-since passed, many companies and charities continue to step up.

So here's some kudos to
American Eagle Outfitters and Concern Worldwide, and a new range of limited-edition "Help Haiti Heal” T-shirts that will support the rebuilding and repair of Haitian schools, train new teachers, and bring education to more than 30,000 earthquake-affected children in Haiti.

(As some of you already know, Miss Do-Gooder is a big advocate of cute, figure-loving T-shirts, especially those that raise money for a cause. Evidently not enough of you know that, or I'd be typing this on a Bahamian beach while pondering which Vera Wang to wear to dinner.)

One hundred percent of the profits from these Ts, which are available for $15.50
online or at AE stores across the nation, will go toward education initiatives for kids. You’ve got until January 17 to purchase a tee (women’s and men’s sizes available) and help Haiti children heal. Click here for more information.

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