"Mommy blogging" for Haiti PDF Print E-mail
Written by OHmommy   
Friday, 15 January 2010 21:40

Last week I received a letter from the president and CEO of the Cleveland Foodbank thanking me for the donation and online exposure.  It made my heart smile.

 

Today my heart was smiling all day long.  I was so touched by your comments yesterday and realized how incredibly fortunate I was to be sitting in my traditional colonial reading such kind words written for me.  While people in Haiti were suffering.  It felt wrong to smile when others were hurting.  I announced that I would donate $1 per comment (cap at $300) and hundreds of you commented.  What I really wanted was to find a business that matched my own personal donation of $300 and double it.  I twittered.  I facebooked.  I did what I could.

 

Not one, but two businesses matched my donation!  Which means that in the last twenty-four hours we (you and me) managed to raise $900 for Haiti.  Not too shabby for a mommy blog, no?  Thank you!  I used USAID advice on where to donate and decided that CRS was appropriate since they paid for us to immigrate to the US years ago.  I donated and the two businesses donated as well (I asked for an online receipt) and my heart smiled again.

 

I ask for another favor tonight.  It will take only a second of your day.  Please click over to Ferfolia Funeral Homes in Sagamore Hills, OH (thanks to Allyson) and DOMitp houseware stores in Chicago (thanks to DOMitp) to show them you appreciate their kind hearts in matching my donation.  Show them you care by clicking over.

 

$900 raised. *High five*  bloggers!  Not too shabby for a mommy blog.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2010 09:27
 

Comments  

 
# Krystyn 2010-01-15 22:41
WTG, Pauline and readers. That's great news.
 
 
# Laura 2010-01-15 23:15
Those poor people in Haiti really need the help....You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

This was an amazing idea.....no I'm smiling at the good in people.
 
 
# Laura 2010-01-15 23:16
should of said NOW, I'm smiling....oops
 
 
# melissa 2010-01-15 23:16
woot!!
awesomeness!!
 
 
# Desiree Fawn 2010-01-15 23:20
Oh yay!! This is such fantastic news!
I made a little donation of my own at our local Red Cross -- it wasn't a whole lot, but every bit counts!
 
 
# annsrants 2010-01-15 23:29
Pauline, you inspired me. I've got two local sponsors who will likely match my funds on annsrants.

Great idea.

Thank you!
 
 
# Angie of Nothing 2010-01-15 23:33
YOU?

Are awesome.
 
 
# Mr Lady 2010-01-15 23:34
WEll done, Pauline!
 
 
# Lindsey 2010-01-15 23:49
That is just awesome! :-) You're definitely an inspiration.
 
 
# Unknown Mami 2010-01-15 23:49
Fantastic! Well done.
 
 
# Paige 2010-01-15 23:53
Woo-hoo! So glad to hear your great news! :)
 
 
# Keyona 2010-01-16 00:13
We rocked! But only because of you! Whoo hoo!
 
 
# Loukia 2010-01-16 00:51
You are amazing!! Way to go.
 
 
# Angelia 2010-01-16 01:21
Incredible!!! Way to go. This is a wonderful contribution and coming together in the blogging world.
 
 
# Jen Hinton 2010-01-16 01:28
A-MAZING! This community can do wonders with leaders like you!!!
 
 
# Jamie 2010-01-16 08:12
YOU GO GIRL! Kudos to the two businesses who teamed up with you, too. Yea!!!! :)
 
 
# Suburban Princess 2010-01-16 08:37
Well done! Such an awesome thing you are doing!
 
 
# Tara R. 2010-01-16 09:40
You are incredible. I love the power of the blogging community.
 
 
# Ashley 2010-01-16 13:07
That is AWESOME! :) I really am amazed at what a mommy blogger is able to do! I'm almost tempted to start a blog myself, almost...
 
 
# Sue Ann 2010-01-16 13:33
Thank YOU for your kindness! :), and the companies for their matching of the funds!
 
 
# amy2boys 2010-01-16 13:53
Yeah! CRS is a great organization. I dontate to them periodically anyway, and went straight to their site to give when the earthquake happened.

This is awesome!
 
 
# Tyne White 2010-01-16 13:56
You rock!
 
 
# Becca 2010-01-16 14:37
That's so great what you did! Thanks for heading this!
 
 
# MommyTime 2010-01-16 16:26
I clicked over to both. And I left a comment on the DOMitp "contact us" page to tell them how great I thought they were and that they are the kind of business that will get my business from now on. Thanks for this, Pauline!
 
 
# Elaine 2010-01-16 17:40
This is awesome. Great job you Mommy blogger, you! ; ) I could give you a big ole hug right now...
 
 
# Kim 2010-01-16 20:14
High five! Congratulations, and a special thanks to the two local businesses that stepped up to support you, support all of those Haitians! GO OHMOMMY for displaying such class!
 
 
# The Divas Thoughts 2010-01-16 20:28
Wow! How awesome it this!!!
 
 
# Naomi Hattaway 2010-01-17 08:31
Nice idea ... brilliant follow through... and amazing readers (and local businesses!)
 
 
# Crystal 2010-01-17 11:08
*high five*
 
 
# Crystal Jigsaw 2010-01-17 11:24
Absolutely fantastic!

CJ xx
 
 
# Traci Flores 2010-01-17 12:14
Wow! What great readers and companies to match your donation. Big applause!
 
 
# Miss E 2010-01-17 14:16
So wonderful! Makes my heart melt!
 
 
# Katie Scheurer 2010-01-17 16:37
How absolutely wonderful, way to go!! :)
 
 
# Krysten H 2010-01-17 18:41
WHat a great idea. Very generous. They need a lot. Can't believe the devastation over there.
 
 
# Rachel 2010-01-17 21:45
Not too shabby at all -- it's wonderful and I'm so glad that both bloggers and community businesses gave so freely (in support and money).

Well done, OHMommy. :)
 
 
# Kelly 2010-01-17 22:33
You have a good heart, what you have done is wonderful.
 
 
# Gigi 2010-01-17 23:24
Good job..Well done
 
 
# dysfunctional mom 2010-01-18 03:41
Awesome news!!
 
 
# ExtraordinaryMommy 2010-01-18 08:48
Simply fantastic. You? Rock!
 
 
# andersons 2010-01-18 14:28
Pauline, you are a gem. Great readers and great companies to match. Congrats!
 

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Happily married mother to 3 Cleveland natives: Jay the son, Lola the daughter, and Fifi the banshee.

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