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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Giving to Haiti: a recommendation

I recommend this Haitian charity: The Sisters of St. Margaret (Episcopal, associated with The Society of St. Margaret based in Boston) in Haiti have long served the handicapped. No doubt they will have more handicapped patients and students to care for than ever after the earthquake. Their convent was destroyed along with their rehabilitation hospital and Holy Trinity School. The Cathedral and the Bishop’s residence were lost in the earthquake as well. St. Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children has been damaged. Some of the sisters have lost extended family members but all have survived. You can donate here: (Scroll down.)


  1. Our synagogue is collecting for Haiti at Mazon, an organization that focuses on feeding the poor worldwide. But it's always good to know where to send money; not all charities are disseminating the money efficiently.

  2. I rather like the idea of a more targeted donation, though Doctors without Borders and many others are appealing.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.